"At the weekend gathered hundreds of välfriserade people in the belgian Boussu for a festival dedicated to aesthetically superior hair hockeyfrillan."
"– this hairstyle is a state of mind, a declaration of independence, " says organiser Damien Hubert to The Guardian."
"– In all honesty, I don't know if people ever thought it was especially neat. We imagine nothing, " he adds."
"Similar festivals have been held in Australia, but the organizers believe that the belgian festival is the first in Europe. Many of the participants were in the 30 - and 40-year-olds with nostalgic memories of hockeyfrillans heyday in the 1980s. Those who had a mullet before they went from home could get one on the spot."
"The first documented presence of the mullet dates back to the 500's, when the eastern historieskrivaren Prokopius wrote about the young men with short bangs and long hair in the neck. In the roman empire was called the hairstyle "
"Already in the 1970s showed the rock stars of that low modemässigt in the forefront, such as Rod Stewart and David Bowie, the mullet. It was not, however, until during the 1980s."
"The Swedish name has the hair after its popularity among ice hockey players. The English name is "
"In the 1990s, lost hockeyfrillan his status and came to be associated with ridiculous people, but an eye on fashion. The punk band The happy friends released the song "
"the 2000s meant a comeback for the hockeyfrillan, first ironic, then, that a rather social acceptance hairstyle."
"2010 was banned hockeyfrillan in Iran, as a decadent style from the western world."