School principals slap a BAN on students getting ‘bogan mullet’ haircuts as the 80s trend makes a roaring comeback
- Students who rock a mullet to school are dragged to the barbers to get rid of it
- The hairstyle was made famous by American hip-hop group the Beastie Boys
- Principals at schools across Sydney have banned students of growing a mullet
- Mulletfest founder defended the hairstyle saying people should not be judged
Students are being banned from school for their mullet haircuts as the 80s trend makes a comeback.
The hairstyle, made famous by the Beastie Boys, became popular during lockdown and has now prompted a move by principals to ban it.
Principals have warned any student who arrives to school with a mullet, will be taken to the barber to get rid of it.
The 80s hairstyle was made famous by the 1980s hip-hop group the Beastie Boys (pictured: John Farnham rocking a mullet)
Waverley College (pictured) deputy principal Patrick Brennan said students are required to adhere to the school’s expectations
Waverley College in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, has become the latest school to issue a ban on the hairstyle.
‘In addition to the correct uniform, students’ appearance including hairstyles must be in line with the College expectations from day one,’ he said,The Daily Telegraph reported.
‘The ”mullet” haircut trending at present is not acceptable and students will be directed to the local barber or their preferred hair stylist to rectify any issues.’
Schools across New South Wales including Wyong Christian Community School, Snowy Mountains Grammar School and Bathurst’s Scots All Saints College have all banned the hair cut.
Founder of the Mulletfest event, Laura Johnson, backed the trend and said people should not be judging by looks.
‘You can’t judge a book by its cover, so you shouldn’t judge a man by their mullet,’ she said.
‘Just because you have a mullet doesn’t mean you’re not a down to earth and hardworking Australian.’
Other hairdressers agreed saying the mullet is just another hairstyle.
Participants are seen backstage during Mulletfest at Chelmsford Hotel in Kurri Kurri, NSW on February 23, 2019
Warwick Capper of the Sydney Swans rocks a mullet during a VFL match on August 1, 1990 in Melbourne
The mullet has also been predicted to become the leading look for Australian men in 2021 following research from 18 salons and barbershops across Melbourne’s Chapel Street Precinct.
Thanks to the Covid lockdown and the closing down of hairdressers, many were forced to make do with the equipment at home.
‘About 30 percent of my male clients came in with mullets cut by their wives [during lockdown] that I then had to fix. Now they look great,’ said Nick Yannas of Volume Hair.
Josh, a barber at The Bearded Man in Prahran, says long hair is in and big beards are out – a development that might prompt a change in branding.
‘The first few weeks after lockdown we had many guys come in looking like cavemen with long hair and beards,’ he said.
‘We styled the hair and trimmed down their beards entirely for a cleaner, more comfortable look.’