Mules are OUT: Elite private school BANS iconic Australian hairstyle – saying look “messy and unacceptable” in classroom
- Perth’s Trinity College has banned a multitude of ‘unconventional’ hairstyles
- Prestigious Catholic Boys’ School Says Mule “Messy” and “Unacceptable”
- Premier Mark McGowan endorsed the trendy cut, saying he is “pro-mullet”
An elite private school for boys has promised to ban students who show up to class with mullet hairstyles.
Trinity College in East Perth announced the crackdown in its latest newsletter, saying “unconventional” hairstyles would not be tolerated.
Senior students in particular have been called out for failing to achieve the “high level of personal presentation” expected by the prestigious college.
Students at an elite private boys’ school were discouraged from wearing their hair in rat tails, top knots and mohawks, as the styles are seen as “messy” and “unconventional.”
“Recently, I wrote to all parents and guardians in grades 10 to 12 regarding the marked decline in personal presentation, including hairstyles, among our senior students,” the deputy wrote.
“The current trend of growing hair out at the back of the head and / or cutting the sides of the head tightly to accentuate the ‘mullet’ style is messy, unconventional and unacceptable at Trinity College.”
Students were discouraged from wearing their hair in rat tails, top knots, and mohawks, with long hair, bangs, and colored hair also being prohibited.
“The hair should be well groomed, brushed, groomed and clean,” read the newsletter.
Mules enjoy new popularity among young men, sportsmen and musicians after the style debuted in the 1980s (stock)
The elite private school is also tackling “excessive” facial hair and said it was the student’s personal responsibility to be clean-shaven at all times.
“Parents are encouraged to support college by ensuring that their son learns to shave and has adequate shaving equipment at home.
“Boys attending school with excessive facial hair will be asked to shave and provide basic disposable equipment.”
The students were put on formal notice and ordered to expect repercussions if they did not comply.
“Students who fail to resolve the issue within the agreed time will be referred to their respective year supervisor and subject to further penalties.
“If a student’s hair is considered to be an extreme variation from college standards, parents may be urged to pick up their son and deal with the problem immediately.”
West Australia’s Prime Minister Mark McGowan (pictured) revealed his affinity for mules on Tuesday, calling the style a ‘unique Australian invention’.
The mullet remains popular among young people, athletes and musicians after the iconic cup debuted in the 1980s.
West Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan revealed his affinity for mules on Tuesday, but admitted he is not a fan of rat tails.
“I’m very pro mullet, it’s a unique Australian invention – an invention that we sell to the world, but I’ll let the school make its own decisions,” he told reporters.
“I’m pro mullet, I’m not that pro-rat tails – rat tails are a little beyond pallor.”
Tennis star Andre Agassi (pictured) rocked a mullet hairstyle in the 1980s and 1990s