The small town of Kurri Kurri, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, is said to be the home of the mullet – the iconic hairstyle that defined the 80s and 90s. Now they’ll have their own festival to celebrate it.
From David Bowie to Superman, a myriad of celebrities have sported what could be considered one of the most distinctive hairstyles of the last couple of decades. Both revered and mocked to (near) oblivion, one cannot deny it’s a fashion statement impossible to ignore.
The first ever Kurri Kurri Mullet Fest will revolve around an epic competition to crown the greatest mullet amongst all mullets. There will be five categories: every day, grubby, ranga, ladies and junior mullet and publican.
“The mullet scene is very strong here,” hairdresser and festival host Laura Hawkins told the Daily Telegraph.
And she’s not wrong.
“We’ve already had 50 entries. There’s such a variety: there are the hardcore, tough mullets, but also the coiffed, well-cared-for kind.” she says. Of course, her husband rocks one of the most radical variants, the razor-shaved “skullet”.
Competitors will be judged on their haircut, overall presentation and stage presence.