Mullet enthusiasts from across Australia assembled in a small country town on Feb. 24 to celebrate “the mullet lifestyle” and crown the person sporting the “greatest mullet of all.”
Laura Johnson, publican of the Chelmsford Hotel in Kurri Kurri, conceived the idea of an inaugural Mullet haircut festival as a way to bring people into the community.
Over 150 contestants’ mullets were categorized into five groups: every day, grubby, “ranga” (red hair), women’s and juniors. Shane ‘Shag’ Hanrahan, who began growing his mullet in 1986, won the highly coveted award for the “greatest mullet of all.”
The short on top and sides, long at the back mullet hairstyle was glamourised in the 1970s and 80s.