Strike a pose: A man shows off his mullet haircut at Mulletfest 2018 at Kurri Kurri. Picture: AFP/Peter Parks
Strike a pose: A man shows off his mullet haircut at Mulletfest 2018 at Kurri Kurri. Picture: AFP/Peter Parks

In celebration of the mullet

FORGET business up the front, party at the back - Kurri Kurri's inaugural Mulletfest, in celebration of the world's dodgiest haircut, just partied.

A multitude of mullets - and their owners - fronted up to compete in five 'best mullet' categories - every day, grubby, ranga, ladies and junior mullet - at the Chelmsford Hotel at Kurri Kurri in the NSW Hunter Valley on Saturday.

Serious mullet action: Men wait to be judged on their mullet styles at Mulletfest. Picture: AFP/Peter Parks
Serious mullet action: Men wait to be judged on their mullet styles at Mulletfest. Picture: AFP/Peter Parks

From those winners a best of the best winner emerged - Shane "Shag" Hanrahan of nearby Denman.

"This is the first trophy I've ever had," he told AAP after drinking Jim Beam from the silver cup.

Model mullets. Picture: AFP/Peter Parks
Model mullets. Picture: AFP/Peter Parks

"I can't believe it." Mr Hanrahan, whose waist-length mullet has gone uncut since 1986, said.

He celebrated the win by leading the band, the Stunned Mullets, in a rendition of Dirty Deeds by AC/DC.

Those who hadn't had time to grow their own could opt for artificial assistance, according to the Mulletfest Facebook page.

The festival was conceived about six months ago, with local hairdresser and Mulletfest host Laura Hawkins saying her humble mining town could lay claim to being the spiritual home of the mullet.

"The mullet scene is very strong here," she told news.com.au.

More than 150 mullet-owners registered to compete for the title of ultimate mullet.

Contemplative mullet: Picture: AAP/Perry Duffin
Contemplative mullet: Picture: AAP/Perry Duffin

 

The long and short of it. One festival goers impressive mullet. Picture: AAP/Perry Duffin
The long and short of it. One festival goers impressive mullet. Picture: AAP/Perry Duffin
Crowning glory: Contestants await judging at the pub. Picture: AFP/Peter Parks
Crowning glory: Contestants await judging at the pub. Picture: AFP/Peter Parks
No words can adequately describe this crowning glory. Picture: AAP/Perry Duffin
No words can adequately describe this crowning glory. Picture: AAP/Perry Duffin

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