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Is it time for a Mullum Mullet Festival?

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Aaron Styles, hard at work. Photo Eve Jeffery

Eve Jeffery

You can see him in the streets, you can see him in the pubs, and you can see him under the bonnet of your car – Aaron Styles, Mullumbimby’s mullet man, is a force to be reckoned with in the bogan hair stakes.

As a Tony Carsburg mechanic, Aaron admits he loves to put on a bit of a show. He recently traveled south to Kurri Kurri to compete in the third annual Mulletfest, only to be beaten by a local mediocre mane.

Robbed of title

He told The Echo, ‘I drove 600 kms to be out-mulletted by a guy who traveled 600 metres – I was robbed!’

Aaron said it was his second and last attempt at the title.

‘As much fun as I had at Mulletfest in Kurri Kurri, I don’t think I’ll return next year. I think it’s a little one-sided toward the local people.

‘I had a great time though – you never know, I might have a change of heart before the next one’.

Aaron has been wondering if an event closer to home might be the go.

‘I think the mullet is definitely coming back into fashion. I know I’ve personally inspired a few mullets around the Mullum area’. 

‘I’ve always said Mullum Mullet Festival rolls off the tongue much better than Kurri Kurri. The Mullum Mullet Championships has a nice ring to it. Yeah, it would be awesome to do something like that.

‘There’s enough people in the area at the moment, and some great mullets.

‘It would be a great fundraiser event too’.

Stay tuned…

Not a man at all shy of the camera – photos Eve Jeffery

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  1. Barry: I’d rather Mullum were mullet capital than conspiracy capital. The latter is what’s ridiculous.


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