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Crazy frog, smallpox - best kept in the past. Anyone who tries to revive any of these things in the 21st century should be castigated.
Similarly, anyone who thinks it is a good idea to bring back the mullet should be met with stiff opposition.
Mercifully, stiff opposition is exactly what John Vial got after posting a picture on Instagram of his mullet reincarnation.
The hairstylist, who co-founded Salon Sloane in Chelsea, London, shared a picture of a client sporting the cut, with the caption 'Sunday styling!'. He also bunged in a load of hashtags for good measure, such as #wedge, #mulletrevival and #mulletcomeback.
The mullet itself isn't exactly like the mullet of the 80s, which was all bushy and untamed. This style has much sharper lines and is very straight. It's like a sort of bowl on top which tapers into a tail at the back, with a severe ridge around the sides. It looks a bit like a big blonde woodlouse has sat on the woman's head.
It's bloody horrible basically - and the people of the planet did not shy away from letting Mr Vial know.
Here's a flavour: "It looks just like that when I look in a mirror and cut my own hair from behind. Nobody called the 80s and nobody wants to see that anymore. If I want to see accidents I'll look at Newstime thanks."
"Absolutely not. Hell fuck no."
"Oh lordy I would rather chew the arse out of a dead rhino than have that as a haircut."
"This is the worst thing I've ever seen."
"I admire your confidence, cause this is really, really bad."
"Oh memories...this reminds me of that time my brothers cut my Barbie's hair."
"I love when hair just looks like a penis!!!"
You get the idea.
However, in and among the countless amusing descriptions and dismissals of the barnet, one person suggested that the style be recreated, this time in multi-colour.
Evidently unafraid of pushing the envelope, the pioneering stylist (and another innocent client) obliged. Introducing, the 'marine bowl':
By contrast, Mr Vial was showered with praise for this almost luminous effort, which makes the woman look like some kind of space turkey.
One person said: "Amazing, can't stop admiring this."
Another said: "This is an amazing 'do'. Definitely a work of art."
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