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Know your mullets: The 7 varieties of mullet hairstyles

The Femmullet
The Femmullet
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Perhaps no other hairstyle in the history of the world has been the subject of as much ridicule as the mullet. All business in the front and all party in the back, this style was popular throughout the 1970s up until the early 1980s. However, the humble mullet can still be seen today, at haute couture events such as tractor pulls, county fairs (carnies seem to love 'em), and Dog the Bounty Hunter lookalike contests. A truly versatile style, the mullet comes in the following seven varieties.

The Femmullet
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The Femmullet

Quite simply, this is a female mullet. The femmullet is often distinguished by poofy and teased bangs, a close-cropped top and sides, and extreme length in the back. The back is often permed with a tight spiral perm. However, as our lovely model demonstrates, the femmullet also looks great straight!

The Mudflap
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The Mudflap

This variety of the mullet, popular with blue-collar males and 1985 Camaro aficionados, consists of a longer back section that is layered in such a way that it does not move, and is cut straight across in a blunt line, resulting in a style that resembles mudflaps behind the wheels of trucks. For best results, the mudflap should be worn with a cop-style mustache.

The Rat Tail
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The Rat Tail

Popular among children and adolescents in low-income areas heavily populated with Tea Party Republicans, this style is characterized by a long thin section of hair in the nape area which resembles the tail of a rat. Also known as the "training mullet" or the "mini-mullet".

The Fauxmullet
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The Fauxmullet

This modern and trendy interpretation of the classic mullet hairstyle is popular in some European metropolitan areas. Even Scarlett Johansson rocked this look. The fauxmullet combines a retro feel with modern flair and texture.

The Bosworth
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The Bosworth

Made popular by 1980s NFL player Brian Bosworth, this is the most athletic-looking of the mullet variations. This style is characterized by a top that is short and often spiky, sides that are shaved or clipper-cut extremely short, and a tail that flows freely down to the shoulders.

The Skullet
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The Skullet

A skullet is the hairstyle of choice for men who may be completely bald on top, but who wish to overcompensate for their hair loss by growing the sides and back long.

The Bowllet
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The Bowllet

The bowllet combines two of the most reviled haircuts in modern history- the mullet and the bowl cut. Ideal for those who... well, actually, I can't think of any reason why anyone would want this on his head.