The mullet is a type of haircut, in which the hair is long at the back of the head (usually at least to the shoulders), but cut shorter on the top, front, and sides of the head. The result looks like long hair from behind, but short hair from the front. In the United States the mullet was trendy in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, although in different forms - plain and spiky in the 70s/often bouffant and blonde highlighted in the 80s. The style has, since the early 90s, become the subject of ridicule in some circles. A common description of the mullet hairstyle and its "versatility" is "Business in the front, party in the back."