Party in the back: Annual Mulletfest is exactly what you would expect

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  • Picture of a man with a mullet
  • Picture of a man with a mullet
  • Picture of a man with a mullet
  • Picture of a man with a mullet

KURRI KURRI, Australia — This isn’t a joke. It’s a real thing. The annual Mulletfest.

Picture a bunch of guys (and some women) rocking mullets of every kind. It’s less business in the front and all party in the back.

The mullet is a hairstyle in which the hair is cut short at the front and sides, but left long at the back.

Not only does the festival celebrate hair better left cut off, it also helps support local Australian charities, according to the festival’s website.

The idea came from a woman who had a friend with a mullet for as long as she could remember.

“Do guys compare their mullets?” she wondered.

The question sparked the idea for a competition, which had 150 participants in the first year in 2018. Since then, it has only grown.

The best mullet cuts are judged in various styles and categories, including ‘everyday’, ‘grubby’, ‘ranga’ (red hair), ‘vintage’, ‘extreme’, ‘international’ and ‘junior’. All entrants are judged on their haircut, overall presentation and stage presence.

Judging includes several junior categories as well. The youngest age range is 0-3.

The winner is crowned “Best Mullet of them All”.

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