Kate Gosselin, the spotlight-obsessed reality show mother of 8, is most recently infamous for gleefully hopping on the poor-me, single-mom bandwagon despite her million-dollar home and tireless team of nannies, chef, housekeeper, bodyguard, and other personal assistants. Shameless self-promotion and wielding the children for photo ops are not the only presumptuous tricks up her sleeve, however; she also shat upon us the unnecessary resurrection of the bizarre hairdo known as the “reverse mullet”.
It goes without saying that any hairstyle with the word “mullet” is one best avoided. Perhaps you recall one of the first incarnations of this hair-don’t, worn by Flock of Seagulls front man, Mike Score:
The meticulous methodology for creating this hair-don’t appears to be haphazardly wielding a dull hedge trimmer closer to the scalp in the back than in the front, leaving inexplicable chunks of hair dangling over the face on either side like wooly mammoth tusks, and preferably topping the entire mess with a generous dousing of bleach and black dye until one’s head appears to have been precariously close to an exploding white trash hair salon.
Voila! Instant ass!
I chalk this trend up to the same mindless “well, everyone else is doing it” lemming thought process that brought us smelly Crocs, fur-lined Ugg boots worn with shorts, and the proverbial children jumping off of bridges simply because their friends did it. No matter how silly, absurd, or downright unattractive, many women feel the pull to the ugly side and request a haircut made popular by adult versions of Tiger Beat celebrity magazines.
Nothing says “I don’t think for myself” quite like stealing a horrid haircut from a media whore. Have mercy already! It may be your head, but the rest of us are the innocent bystanders forced to look at it.