Mullets are OUT: Elite private school BANS iconic Australian hairstyle – saying the look is ‘untidy and unacceptable’ in the classroom
- Trinity College in Perth has banned a multitude of ‘non-conventional’ hairstyles
- Prestigious Catholic boys school says the mullet is ‘untidy’ and ‘not acceptable’
- Premier Mark McGowan has endorsed the trendy cut, saying he’s ‘pro-mullet’
An elite private boys’ school has vowed to ban students who turn up to class with a mullet hairstyle.
Trinity College, in East Perth, announced the crackdown in its latest newsletter, saying ‘non-conventional’ hairstyles would not be tolerated.
Senior students in particular were called out for failing to meet the ‘high standard of personal presentation’ expected by the prestigious college.
Students of an elite private boys’ school have been discouraged from wearing their hair in rat tails, top knots and mohawks as the styles are considered ‘untidy’ and ‘unconventional’
‘Recently I wrote to all of the parents and guardians of Year 10-12 regarding the marked decline of personal presentation, including hairstyles, among our Senior students,’ the Deputy wrote.
‘The current trend of growing the hair at the back of the head and/or closely cropping the sides of the head to accentuate the “mullet” style are untidy, non-conventional and not acceptable at Trinity College.’
Students were discouraged from wearing their hair in rat tails, top knots and mohawks, with long hair, fringes and coloured hair also not permitted.
‘Hair should be well styled, brushed, neat and clean,’ the newsletter read.
Mullets are enjoying new popularity among young men, sportsmen and musicians after the style was first debuted in the 1980s (stock)
The elite private school is also cracking down on ‘excessive’ facial hair, and said it was the personal responsibility of the student to be cleanly shaven at all times.
‘Parents are asked to support the college by ensuring that their son is taught to shave and have an adequate supply of shaving equipment at home.
‘Boys attending school with excessive facial hair will be asked to shave and supplied with basic disposable equipment.’
Students were placed on notice and told to expect repercussions for failing to comply.
‘Students who fail to address the issue within the agreed time will be referred to their respective Head of Year and subject to further sanctions.
‘Should a student’s hair be deemed an extreme variation from the College standards, parents may be asked to collect their son and attend to the issue immediately.’
On Tuesday Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan (pictured) revealed his affinity for mullets, calling the style a ‘unique Australian invention’
The mullet remains popular among youngsters, sportsmen and musicians after the iconic cut debuted in the 1980’s.
On Tuesday, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan revealed his affinity for mullets, but admitted he wasn’t a fan of rat tails.
‘I’m very pro mullet, it’s a unique Australian invention – one which we’ve been selling to the world, but I’ll let the school make their own decisions,’ he told reporters.
‘I’m pro mullet, I’m not so pro-rat’s tails — rat’s tails are a bit beyond the pale.’
Tennis star Andre Agassi (pictured) rocked a mullet hairstyle throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s