By Zac Adkins & Austin Bailey:
This year, several male students at Nicholas County High School have brought back the mullet haircut. The mullet is a haircut with short hair in the front and long hair in the back. It was a big trend in the 70’s and 80’s, but the trend died down during the 90’s.
Garrett Wilson, a senior at NCHS, is the one responsible for bringing the mullet back to NCHS in the 21st century. He started his mullet back in November of 2018 and is still growing it out today. Garrett’s mullet is like the original but with his own twist — the sides are shaved.
Until Christmas break, Garrett remained the only student with a mullet, but during break, several students decided to follow in his footsteps and officially bring the haircut back.
Andrew Hughes, a NCHS junior, started his mullet over Christmas break when his friend, Andrew Deal, another NCHS junior, got the idea to cut their mullets themselves. “I’m just going to let it grow as long as it will grow,” Hughes said. As of right now, Andrew’s mullet is very short in the back.
Connor Jones, a freshman at Nicholas County High School, is very proud of his mullet. Connor got his mullet at a beauty salon over Christmas break. “It’s not just a haircut, it’s a lifestyle,” he said. Connor plans on letting his mullet grow to his shoulders, and he hopes to continue to bring the haircut back in style.
“It’s a chick magnet,” Jones explained. “This haircut has brought me nothing but pure greatness.”