Shockwaves

Mullet Month

In a similar way that mo-vember makes moustaches fashionable once a year, Shockwaves is promoting Mullet Month. Grow or style your hair for this classic 70’s look and raise money for your favourite charity. There’s lots of online fun to be had too with our Build-Mullet app and the Mullet Meltdown competition where you submit your most embarrassing moments!
edited on Jun 21, 2013 by David Simoes-Brown

Nick LoBuglio Jun 24, 2013

This would be pretty funny and I think it could be an internet sensation for people to style there hair into this amazing style :)

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monkeybear2010 Jun 25, 2013

I agree that it might be quite funny but I wouldn't think it would be an internet sensation as there seem to be much funnier things that go viral online everyday and that don't require as much effort and some which are even funnier.

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tinkadele Jun 24, 2013

What a fantastic way to have fun whilst raising money for charity! I love the idea of taking snaps each week to show the progression of the mullet and maybe a little annotation to comment on it's evolution. Shockwaves could become responsible for a worldwide trend... mullet mania here we come.

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BeckyC Jun 24, 2013

I think you could include some of the ideas from the other challenges into this like the take a photo a day thing! If you took a photo of the mullet each day and you could put them together as a gif to prove to people that you did it, and also to go onto the Shockwaves site to promote the charities!

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Katie100 Jun 24, 2013

technical question here, mulletwise, if you had shortish hair to begin with could you grow a mullet in a month? or would you be growing it out in preparation for months in advance then shaping it into the mullet for the month, then getting it cut off at the end of the month! Anyone know? Also, would this be fun the first year but lose it's novelty value after, or is it sustainable like mo-vember has proven? My brother does mo-vember and I think he really enjoys the excuse to muck around with his facial hair.

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monkeybear2010 Jun 25, 2013

my hair wouldn't be anywhere near a mullet in one month and would take several months to get there and even then, I would feel completely uncomfortable with this longer hair for the months leading up to taking the photo.

I also think a moustache is more easily adoptable by men without having to really go out of their way, so the idea that a large number of people would want to have a mullet and do this yearly I don't think would happen.

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Katie100 Jun 24, 2013

PS I've just thought, I've been thinking that this is for the chaps, but there can be female mullets too of course - step forward Suzi Quatro - BUT the mullet would only be done by the women folk if you happened to have long hair but wanted short hair and could do a mullet as a fun transition - surely no-one would have a mullet otherwise - it's too hard to grow out?? Girls, what do you think - would you?

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Jenn3Jenn Jun 24, 2013

I once had a mullet! But that wasn't through choice... I had a serious disaster with some bleach! (luckily it was just the top layers I'd done) so they all had to be chopped really short. Can't say it was my best look.. But it was fun to play around with, certainly different. It took AGES to grow out, so I wouldn't do it again I don't think! Though I definitely like the idea, maybe we could do something different for the ladies?

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TPL Jun 26, 2013

Mullets are very rock, Suzi Quatro and Joan Jett rocked them pretty well. I would very much enjoy trying one out, but the practicalities of growing it out would be a concern. I think it would depend on commitments at the time, a mullet may not be suitable for some workplaces for example.

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Katie100 Jun 25, 2013

bin thinkin' the other potential problem is we're all busy laughing at the mullet hairdo and suddenly Stella McCartney or someone will make all her models have one for the winter 2015 season catwalk and then everyone will have one and it won't be funny anymore!

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CatR Jun 25, 2013

That is so true! They could definitely do that and then the whole thing could be ruined but the idea of mullet day could be fun but I don't think I'd personally want to join in with it for a whole month, after having a mullet previously which I look back on and laugh at because I thought I was scene, it was terrible. We could do it for one year and then try for another and if not back down, it could be fun like offer participants money off vouchers and products which will encourage people to do it :)
By mullet day i mean we could style our hair like a mullet for the day - only problem being is it's difficult for the guys and girls with short hair!

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Mel Strange Jun 25, 2013

I think that the Shockwaves Says idea would be better for this because if a celeb of any sort comes along and makes the style more popular / less funny in any way, it'd only be on a temporary basis rather than something that was done every year.

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monkeybear2010 Jun 25, 2013

true and although I have come across some unusual styles on the catwalk, I really doubt this will ever, ever happen for the mullet, so I don't think this is anything to worry about - if anything, I think there is a greater concern that the first few pictures might be funny and the others won't and it would die a death before the competition even comes to a close for the month.

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Wads Jun 25, 2013

I like the idea of these however I struggle to believe that people will get into a mullet month as well as movember. If too many events which are pretty similar start to happen they all tend to loose their impact so I'm not convinced that many people would go for this new event over the existing established one. Also seeing as movember is for a good cause you wouldn't want to create something that would detract from that if people chose to do one or the other.

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monkeybear2010 Jun 25, 2013

Hi, not keen on this one because the 70's look isn't the most attractive and the idea that someone would style their hair or even grow it each month to resemble this look I think it a stretch too far when it comes to positive thinking.

I remember the Movember campaign and it had a lot of success but I think this was down to the fact that it was the first year it was created (or advertised heavily) and because it was new and for charity, a lot of people were up for joining it and plus, a moustache isn't the most ugly of looks and something men were able to get away with wearing as most people knew it was for charity. This mullet month campaign, while it tries to emulate Movember, it fails to take into account that it is too frequent, would lose its uniqueness and appeal quickly and wouldn't be as heavily advertised and adopted (which might make for some embarrassing moments and awkward stares off people).

While I support the concept of doing an activity for charity, this one just doesn't tick any boxes and shockwaves I believe would reap more rewards and brownie points for support a charity in some other way which was more appealing and had a more far reaching potential.

I would also add that this idea seems to suggest that some people wouldn't just style their hair as a mullet but actually grow it that way - I think these people will be few and far between because people who use styling products tend to be conscious of how they look and expecting them to want to put aside their style for a long period of time seems unlikely.

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Hope White Jun 26, 2013

Please do not bring back mullets. I can't believe they was ever popular. Already got a similar idea with the 80s theme. Please stick to that one. :p not a mullet fan x

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Abby Jun 27, 2013

Got to love mullets and I would love to see the progress of anyone taking part. Would be hilarious to see peopel turning up to work with a mullet instead of their usual do. As they say 'business in the front, party in the back'

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