The Challenge

June 10th, 2009

The Challenge - Kids

“Got to love the 80’s. I strongly believe I am the reigning perm mullet champion. I am looking for challengers of the BEST perm mullet ever!”

(submitted by Kelly)

93 Responses to “The Challenge”

  1. FrenchCori says:

    Kelly: you rule!

  2. Madameprezz says:

    scared for life!!lol

  3. MissouriMom says:

    bless your heart, Kelly. I can’t believe someone thought it was Photoshopped, clearly someone under age 30 who didn’t live through this tragic hair era

  4. Aaron says:

    the guantlet has been picked up. Jillian saw to that.

  5. graphicartist2k5 says:

    something about her hairstyle screams out “80’s COUNTRY SINGER”

  6. hero says:

    i just blew my funny bone. cannot laugh ever again. holy moly!

  7. Danielle says:

    I wore that exact sweater when I was a kid. Happy to say I did not sport this entire “look.”

  8. D says:

    A new word in coined: permullet.
    they should be using it on CNN soon.

  9. Kathy says:

    I had a “perm-mullet” in my high school graduation picture, but this one beats mine. You win, Kelly!

  10. MarcsNymph says:

    I love Kelly! You have such a great sense of humor. And Permullet aside you were TOO CUTE!!!!!

  11. Ojoya says:

    I totally had this haircut in the 80s when I was about 8, I guess…. I asked for it on purpose because “Birthday Barbie” had the same hair style! It wasn’t my fault!!

  12. Jenn says:

    Bless her little achy breaky heart.

  13. Geo says:

    Nobody wears it better, sweetie. You rule.

  14. Billy bob says:


  15. Kelly says:

    Hello Everyone! Yep, it’s me – the rightful owner of the PerMullet thrown. Let’s clear up a few things:
    1. I am a girl – and I don’t want a compound bow.
    2. It is a perm.
    3. The pearls were a gift.
    4. It is not photoshopped – which is sad to think about really.
    5. A PerMullet is the name I am sticking with because it creatively combines Perm & Mullet.

    Thanks for your comments they are hilarious and glad you enjoyed the moment that captured my childhood.

  16. Ray says:

    “Kelly, the poodle sits in your lap, not on your head!”

  17. Stacey says:

    Kelly wins. Game over.

  18. jewels says:

    This is freakin awesome!!

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  21. Annie says:

    bless her for sending this in. I thought I was the only one who ever sported the permullett.

  22. Narvolicious says:

    Aw man, KA-LASS-IC. I was totally dyin when I saw that. “Permullet,” lol. Hall of Famer for sure. Dang.

  23. Alicia says:

    i actually know someone with this exact hairstyle. not even kidding.

  24. Susan says:

    A female mullet is usually called a “fullet.” A “permullet” can be used for either gender.

  25. KC says:

    The mouth bling just tops it all.

  26. Leigh says:

    Is it just me, or do the curls follow you… no matter where you go?

  27. grimey says:

    Do you double-dog dare me?

  28. Camille says:

    Kelly, you are my new hero !!!

  29. Booger says:

    Mullet Haiku:

    Business up front
    Party round and down my back
    Billy Ray’s my Dad

  30. neverfirst says:

    You win.

  31. WombatGirl says:


  32. luvzemullet says:

    Somewhere Miley is thanking her lucky stars Billy Ray didn’t have curlers.

  33. Jeneva says:

    that permullet is SWEEEEET!!

  34. Tim says:

    Kelly was one of the smart ones; she was ready when she was invited to the Shirley Temple tribute concert…

  35. MST says:

    I accept your challenge, but I’m having trouble locating my picture of the Mulletfro.

  36. Tamara says:

    She wins.

  37. bonnie says:

    I cannot and will not stop laughing at this…it don’t get no better…

  38. jenn says:

    clearly done with an curling iron not a perm

    • Amberosia19 says:

      If it was done with a curling iron, then why is the back so clearly frizzed out and flat? My money is on this being a Toni home perm and the person who did it didn’t understand the timing difference when perming long and short hair at the same time.

      ~ Amber, survivor of many childhood Toni home perms

      • Laureen says:

        Great, is curling iron vs Toni home perm going to be the next compound vs cross debate? LOL

      • Recovering Tonette Perm Victim says:

        My money is that girl’s mother was a closeted beautician . My mother secretly dreamed she was one and loved perming my hair within a inch of my life. The only difference between us is this little chick doesn’t look Native American.

      • crbr8r says:

        boy,Ithink we need a support group!Any catch names we could adopt for we the child victims of moms who tried their best but failed miserably as stylists?

    • Kathy says:

      To achieve a truly 1980’s “perm-mullet”, you had to do both the perm AND the curling iron. When done properly, the “business” part of the perm-mullet would be out there in all it’s 80’s Big Hair Glory. And if you were willing to spend the time with the curling iron in the back, there was one heck of a party going on!

  39. Vickie says:

    the pearl necklace is a nice touch

  40. Ackward says:


  41. stlphotogal says:

    This could also be labeled as a shmullet (she-mullet)

  42. PJ says:

    Curling Iron Gone Wild!

    or maybe

    Sponge Rollers Gone Wild!

    You’re still a cutie, Kelly. Have you forgiven your mother yet?

  43. chipmunk! says:

    High on cloud, the littlest angel giggled over her rockin’ new look.

  44. socute says:

    Angel up front, party in the back. A-do-ra-ble.

  45. Surreall says:

    Game. Set. Match.

  46. Trish says:

    Why would a kid wear peals with a sweater? This is obviously shopped.

  47. CompoundBow101 says:

    He is going to have a compound bow when he gets older!!

  48. Glenn S. says:

    Whooo! We got party in the front and back over here!!!

  49. Seriously Distracted says:

    Permullet? Oh Kelly, that’s priceless!!

  50. amy in az says:

    Kelly…drop the mic and walk off the stage…cause no one can top that permullet. Its Brilliant!

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