Once in a while I’ll be drinking with a mulleted Colombian, and I’ll feel like having a laugh so I’ll tell him how much of a joke the haircut is in the States. The joke was largely in vogue ten years ago, but mullets still carry such a stigma for white trash and rednecks so most Americans wouldn’t be seen rocking one. The Colombians never take offense even if I rub it in real good. They just say ‘No, not here’. And they’re right.
One reason paisa mullets are more palatable than gringo mullets is the Colombians take good care of them. Paisas especially spend a lot of time and effort on their appearance. Their mullets don’t get messy or uncombed. They get their hair cut often.
Below’s the gallery I collected over a long weekend in Medellin. You can view the pics easier at the Mullets of Medellin album on the Expat Chronicles Facebook page. I only got eleven shots (it’s not that easy approaching dudes to ask for a picture of their hair), but I’d like this to be a growing piece. If you have pics of sweet paisa mullets, please email me and I’ll add them. Thanks!
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