Business in the front, party in the back.

7-year-old Brody Byrne from South Boston is competing in the Ultimate Mullet Competition to benefit Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, which is taking place this summer.

“I started growing my mullet in Covid. Last summer, I had a bad barber cut a lot off. Now, when I get my hair done, I tell them to hand off the Mullet. I’m very proud of my mullet and will never cut it,” says Brody 

Brody is participating in the Kids competition in the mid-mullet division for ages 5-7. This is the first round of competition, with 33 participants moving on to round two. You can vote for Brody here.  First-round votes end on July 17th.

Be on the lookout for Brody, who will be attending the Perry School in the fall, selling lemonade at the corner of Dorchester and Silver streets soon!  Dates and times to follow!

You can also make a donation to Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, which benefits wounded warriors and their families, providing them with a place to call home and a sense of security and comfort.

History of the mullet

The Mullet has been around way before it was popularized by actors and rock stars in the 1980s. According to some historians, the mullet has been around since at least Ancient Greece, where the style was as much for function as it was for fashion. Cropped hair around the face with longer locks in the back allowed for both visibility and a protective layer of hair for your neck. Homer even described a haircut that sounds eerily familiar in The Iliad: “their forelocks cropped, hair grown long at the backs.” The Greeks weren’t the only ones sporting the mullet, though. There is evidence that Neanderthals and our oldest ancestors would wear this ‘do, as well. You can read more of the history here. 

5 Comments

  1. Thomas July 11, 2024 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Love it.

    Thomas D 3

  2. Linda Chiaramonte July 11, 2024 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Great hair, great kid!

  3. SMaher July 11, 2024 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I love this❣️

  4. D July 11, 2024 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    What a great Family

  5. Robin Memory July 12, 2024 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    This kid is the man!!

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