The humble mullet: A throwback hair trend taking 2020 by storm
Ah, the '80s.
A time for neon lights, shoulder pads, and slogan Ts.
Cast your mind back to the most nostalgic decade of the last century and you'll no doubt be accosted with an array of stylised images that are equal parts divine and horrifying.
The mullet is one of those styles. A humble hairdo that all but defined an era, the mullet is both intriguing and horrendous. It's coveted and hated. It's a sign of better things to come, and proof of mania in the present.
It's a divisive look, one that society has debated for decades - and will seemingly continue to do so as the years go on, because the mullet is back. And no, we don't understand why either.
If you are somehow unfamiliar with the mullet, let us break it down for you: the mullet is short at the front, short at the sides, and long at the back.
Usually accompanied by a a comedically large chain, a polo neck, and a penchant for being the centre of attention, the classic mullet of the '80s was traditionally worn by men. Mullet wearers of note include but are not restricted to George Michael, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, and others.
Later, the mullet became synonymous with lesbian culture - a means for gay women to reveal their sexuality without having to actually tell anybody about their sexuality.
It was undeniably iconic. A special moment. A period in history we expected to never replicate again. Until we did in 2020, apparently.
Because the mullet is back - and we are powerless to stop it.
At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and the first of multiple lockdowns, the mullet made its first reappearance. Unable to go to the barbers, the hair dressers, or wherever it is they get their hair done, people simply let their locks roam free.
And the result? A load of tasty mullets, ready to be adored. And in fairness, they can look fairly dapper - if you've got the worlds sharpest cheek bones to pull it off.
Among the celebs giving the mullet a whirl this time around are none other than Miley Cyrus, Maisie Williams, Rihanna, and Cara Delevingne.
All very cool people, with very sharp faces - worthy and able to pull off a mullet, unlike the vast majority of the rest of the world, who would unfortunately look utterly ridiculous.
But hey, we've nowhere to be going for the foreseeable future, lads. Might as well make the most of it.
Or, make the most of mullet. You're welcome.