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.
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.”
TOP 20 CELEBRITY MULLETS OF ALL TIME:
- Rod Stewart
- David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust
- Pat Sharp
- Patrick Swayze
- Chris Waddle
- Jason Donovan
- David Beckham
- David Hasselhoff
- Andre Agassi
- Michael Bolton
- Miley Cyrus
- Hulk Hogan
- Glen Hoddle
- Kurt Russell
- Billy Ray Cyrus
- Paul McCartney
- Dolly Parton
- Brad Pitt