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Top 5 Worst Mullets of the 1980s.

As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, I saw a post from a friend on Facebook that said mullets were coming back.

My instant reaction to that was this: –

The mullet would have to be one of the worst hairstyles ever created. To me, it’s up there with the rat tail, where I have the irresistible urge to grab a pair of scissors and cut it off.

Mullets were popular in the 1980s, with well-known celebrities choosing to embarrass themselves. Some didn’t carry it off too badly I guess (Patrick Swayze and Mel Gibson to name a few), but there were others that will probably go down in the hall of shame.

This was a tough list to make, as there are some real shockers out there. I think the award for the worst mullet of all time would have to go to Billy Ray Cyrus, but that famous mullet didn’t make our skin crawl until the early 1990s.

Here is what I think are five of the worst: –

5. Bono

As if having a mullet wasn’t bad enough, the blonde streak doesn’t help. Makes him look like a cockatoo.

4. Warwick Capper

Well known in Australia at the time for playing Aussie Rules football, Warwick Kapper was famous for his tight shorts as well as his horrible mullets.

3. Andre Agassi

I can understand wearing a headband while playing tennis, but with a mullet it borders on the ridiculous.

2. Michael Bolton

I think this one was a shocker due to the curls and the very short fringe (if any). Either way, it is up there with the worst.

1. Limahl

With his two-tone, spiky combo, this particular mullet is a cross between a crowned crane and a bird’s nest. It would have to be the worst mullet of the 1980s.

What are your thoughts? Are there particular mullets of the 1980s that really stand out for you? Do you like mullets or do you find them cringe-worthy?

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2 thoughts on “Top 5 Worst Mullets of the 1980s.”

  1. Mullets are okay. At least they still allow the hair to blow around in the wind. Have you seen old movies with women sporting a beehive hairdo? Those things are more like helmets. It couldn’t possibly be comfortable to have shellacked hair like that!

    1. Yes, the beehive would have been a difficult hairstyle to control. I can only imagine the amount of gel and hairspray that would have gone into those! Reminds me of the wigs during the time of Marie Antoinette. 😉

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