AN Australian town has been transformed as competitors turned out for the second annual Mulletfest – celebrating the most iconic of 80s hairdos.
Coiffed event-goers gathered in the rural town of Kurri Kurri, about 150km north of Sydney, to celebrate the infamous “business at the front, party at the back” hairstyle.
EPA More than 160 people competed in 2019’s Mulletfest
Caters News Agency The 2019 Mulletfest ‘Best Mullet of Them All’ winner will be announced tomorrow
More than 160 people made their way to watch the contestants flaunt their hilarious hairdos to see who would win the official Best Mullet Of Them All title.
One event goer told news.com.au: “Mullet spotting is such a sport and it gives us a laugh.
“There are proud mullets as far as the eye can see.”
Men and women competed in different categories including the everyday mullet, extreme mullet, grubby mullet, ranga mullet, vintage mullet and junior mullet in the hope of being crowned winners in the style stakes.
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The festival was launched by hairdresser Laura Johnson last year attracting more than 150 entrants.
The mullet – which is often described as “business at the front, party at the back” – dates back at least to the Roman Empire but surged in popularity in the 1970s and 80s.
The 2019 Mulletfest “Best Mullet of Them All” winner will be announced tomorrow.
EPA Contestants spanned across all age ranges
Caters News Agency A man is seen getting a mullet prior to competing in the fun-filled event
Caters News Agency A female contestant is seen posing with this year’s trophy
Caters News Agency Contestants took to the stage to dance during the event
EPA This man didn’t look too pleased with his hairdo
EPA A woman is seen striking a pose with her fresh ‘business in the front party in the back’ hairdo
Caters News Agency Children took part in the event
Caters News Agency A man is seen flaunting his punk-rock hairdo
Caters News Agency Categories included the everyday mullet, extreme mullet, grubby mullet, ranga mullet, vintage mullet and junior mullet
EPA There is no age too old to compete in Mulletfest
EPA This man showed off his grey mullet
EPA The mullet dates back at least to the Roman Empire but surged in popularity in the 1970s and 80s
Caters News Agency This year’s contestants pose for a picture
Caters News Agency The event was held in Kurri Kurri, about 150km north of Sydney
EPA Coiffed individuals from across Australia gathered in the Chelmsford Hotel to take part in the event
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