Australian High School Bans Students From Rocking Up With Mullets
An Australian high school has decided to ban mullets from campus.
The controversial yet legendary hairstyle has made headlines over the past few months for causing some patrons to be refused entry to bars across the country.
It seems like Perth Catholic college Mater Dei is joining the ranks of places that say the Business in the Front, Party in the Back style has no place on their grounds.
It's not entirely surprising considering most high schools have some form of dress code policy that requires students to have their uniform nice and tidy and their hair in check.
But to single out mullets is devastating only because the style is so epic.
In a letter to parents, Mater Dei warned that students not to rock up to school with anything resembling a mullet.
"Please note that this is seen as an extreme hairstyle and not in keeping with the personal presentation of a Mater Dei student," the note said.
"If your son currently has this style, please ensure this is rectified by the start of Term 3."
Perth Now reports some Year 8 students had started to raise eyebrows in the school halls for donning the specific 'do and the school wanted to stamp out the practice before it grew in popularity.
To be fair, it's not as if a mullet is a particularly quick and easy hairstyle to rock if you don't already have longish hair.
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Mater Dei College principal Annette Morey said the school's uniform policy hopes to develop a sense of 'belonging' and 'unity' in the college community.
"We encourage students to strive for personal excellence in all aspects of their education, including the way in which they present themselves," Ms Morey said to Perth Now.
Western Australia was this week caught up in another mullet-related scandal after a bloke was refused entry to a pub on his 18th birthday because of the hairstyle.
Perth teenager Cooper Allin was out with his mum on the night he legally became an adult in Australia and wanted the celebrations to keep going.
So, he headed to another pub with his mates, but was stopped at the door and told that El Grotto in Scarborough was a mullet-free zone.
Speaking to 7News Perth, the freshly turned 18-year-old said: "I had one drink with my mother and then a couple of friends and I decided to head over to El Grotto.
"[The bouncer] said, 'No mullets allowed.' I was more concerned about my pluggers [thongs/flip flops] but he wasn't too fussed about that."
Cooper said the incident put a big dampener on the night, adding: "I reckon it's a bit silly. I mean, it's a mullet, heaps of people have mullets. To have one beer and get told, 'No, you can't come in because of your hair' was a bit devastating.
"I wasn't there to have a haircut, I was there to sink frothies."
In Western Australia, it's perfectly legal for venues to have a dress code, meaning Cooper's cries will sadly not result in anything; not even a sorry.
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