This video above features a collection of 15 mullets worn by American celebrities. Sadly, I was unable to find a video featuring UK celebs, nonethless,you should prepare yourself for some really shocking 80s hair - how anyone ever ventured out of the house looking like this is beyond me!

Celebs include the basketball player Dwayne Schintzius, Jean Claude Van Damme (his mullet was legendary!) and Patrick Swayze.
Dwayne Shintzius mullet

Dwayne Schintzius

The Mullet


For those of you who don't know what it is, the mullet is a rather nasty hairstyle that is short at the front and sides, and long in the back, which became very popular during the 80's and into the early 90's. Well, okay, I suppose we all thought it looked good at the time as with many eighties fashions, but just why did Pat Sharp keep his for so long? He was still exhibiting his flowing locks well into the 90's!

Australian actor and singer Jason Donovan, English DJ Pat Sharp and American country Singer Billy Ray Cyrus were just a few of the well-known celebrities to sport this hideous hairstyle.


Now there's a fine example of a "super mullet". I've no idea who that guy is above, but that's one mighty haircut! Of course, the chap next to him is English footballer Chris Waddle. I didn't realise just how bad his mullet was until seeing this photo again!

Pat Sharpe's mullet in 1988

Pat Sharpe in 1988

Jason Donovan Neighbours Poster with 80s Mullet Hair

This is Jason Donovan back in the 80s during his Neighbours soap days. Actually, his mullet hair style isn't too bad in this poster and I've seen him looking a lot worse!

Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon - No1 Magazine 1984
Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon on the cover of a 1984 issue of No1 Magazine
80s Man with a dodgy mullet
80s Hair Metal Band Europe

"Get yer hair cut you long-haired hooligans!"

By the mid-80's, glam metal was experiencing major mainstream success, and with it came ultra long hair for men with styles including crimped and permed locks. 

The Quiff hairstyle became prominent in the second half of the 80s, with Rick Astley sporting one of the most memorable ones. But the style faded into obscurity (Even Rick grew long hair!) until a revival in the late 90s, due to the advent of the French crop, a modern version of the quiff, and continues through today.

Of course, the most extreme example of a quiff is now being sported by those annoying, camp Irish twins, Jedward.


Morrissey 80s Hair Style

The cover of Everyday is like Sunday

The best quiff award has to go to Morrissey, though!

Bros 80s Hair Styles
Bros had an almost military-style quiff hair cut