Does something strike you whenever you look at portraits of Germans through the ages?
The truth is… the mullet haircut has always been in fashion in Germany.
I recently learned the German word for a mullet. Not that I was thinking of getting one myself, you understand. But it’s a useful word to know, just in case the hairdresser slips it into the conversation at the same point as asking whether you want milk in your coffee – it could end in weeks of you not being able to leave the house.
The German for mullet is Vokuhila. Yes, I know it doesn’t look much like a German word. It’s one of those popular German shortenings (like KiGa for Kindergarten). Vo-Ku-Hi-La… vorne kurz, hinten lang – short on top, long at the back. In the true sense of the word, it’s a hairy cut!
Just remember, if you live in Germany… it is well worth travelling that extra few hundred kilometers to, say, Belgium, to get your hair cut….