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Andrew Young

Mullets really are a 'party in the back' - as those with the hairstyle have more fun

It seems mullets really do live up to their “party in the back” stereotype – as those with the retro hairstyle have more fun than those with more conventional cuts, research has found.

Two-thirds of adults who rock a mullet believe they are more “influential” among their friendship group, while just 37% of those with traditional trims described themselves in the same way.

And mullet-wearers believe they are free-spirited and mischievous, and claim they are more likely to “do the unexpected” – during one of their five nights out a month, on average.

Meanwhile, non-mulleted adults only spend three nights out a month, and just 7% say they like to “make an impression” when they do so.

The research of 2,000 adults, 500 of whom sport a mullet, was commissioned by Foxy Bingo, to launch its new “mullet-only salon” in Newcastle.

Rod Stewart has been named as having the most iconic celebrity mullet (Cover Images)

A spokesman for the bingo site said: “It’s no surprise to us that those with mullets are having more fun.

“There’s a real mullet movement happening as people get more experimental with their styles.

“We’re also on the hunt to find the UK’s “foxiest” mullet, offering mullet-goers the chance to win a gift card worth £2,023.”

The research also found the UK’s mulleted masses are more likely to prefer spicy food, are less likely to settle down to a game of Monopoly – and twice as likely to suggest a saucy game of truth or dare.

And they also socialise with colleagues a lot more than people with more conservative haircuts.

The study also saw Rod Stewart’s blow-dried masterpiece named the best celebrity mullet of all time – narrowly edging out David Bowie’s red shock of locks as Ziggy Stardust.

Bowie was hair-tied in second place with 80s icon Pat Sharp – while Roadhouse star Patrick Swayze, and footballer Chris Waddle, rounded out the top five.

Other beloved celebrity mullets included Michael Bolton, Hulk Hogan, and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus – father of pop titan Miley, who has also sported a similar look.

It also emerged half of respondents rarely change their hairstyle, and 22% believe they’ve become more conservative with their hair with age.

However, 21% of those polled, via OnePoll, claim their hair defines their personality – and 22% think a change can make you feel like a whole different person.

Foxy Bingo’s spokesman added: “It seems there are even more benefits to having a mullet nowadays.

“Opening in the heart of Newcastle by Geordie Queen Vicky Pattison, Dirty Gertie’s Mullet Salon, by Foxy Bingo, will be live for one weekend only, on March 4-5th.”

Those who can't make it to the salon can upload a picture of their own mullet using the hashtag #FOXYMULLET to @foxybingo on Instagram or Twitter.


  1. Rod Stewart
  2. David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust
  3. Pat Sharp
  4. Patrick Swayze
  5. Chris Waddle
  6. Jason Donovan
  7. Limahl
  8. David Beckham
  9. David Hasselhoff
  10. Andre Agassi
  11. Michael Bolton
  12. Miley Cyrus
  13. Hulk Hogan
  14. Glen Hoddle
  15. Kurt Russell
  16. Billy Ray Cyrus
  17. Paul McCartney
  18. Dolly Parton
  19. Brad Pitt
  20. Rihanna

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