There are not many things that withstand the test of time and you may have thought that mullets are definitely not one of them. But you’re wrong. There’s even an annual festival called "Mulletfest" in Kurri Kurri, Australia dedicated to honoring these hairstyles. London-based photographer Craig Gibson traveled there to photograph the best of the 2020 contestants.

"I'd seen the festival online and researched it by watching various YouTube videos and following hashtags and then I just decided to book a flight and go. The festival seemed quite loud, but I wanted to make something a bit quieter and fashion-based,” the photographer says to Bored Panda.

In his series "Kentucky Waterfalls," he captures some of the faces of the competition of all ages from all over the world. His aim was to capture a more intimate side of the event and its attendees, so he chose to wander around and ask people whether they would like to take an interesting portrait. Here are the best photos that he captured there.

More info: Instagram | craig-gibson.com

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

That's actually really cute.

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jevais
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5 months ago

Pity the boy has a lovely face, the hair is awful.

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Scagsy
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5 months ago

Flat top, bald spot and all of it topped off with "Let 'er rip tater chip".

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Weim Central
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5 months ago

How can this kid be so angry so young?

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

OMG time warp.

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Marky Mark
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5 months ago

He definitely drives a 80's camaro with fuzzy dice on mirror

Cody Eriksen
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5 months ago

and a barefoot accelerator pedal

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

The business/party ratio is strong with this one.

Hollysmom
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5 months ago

Don't you mean "wrong with this guy"?

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IrishGirl
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5 months ago

Business in the front, party in the back.

Merilyn Horton
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5 months ago

No, he drives an old valiant

Shecky Feinstein
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5 months ago

Has no business growing a mustache.

Zophra
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5 months ago

Hard pass.

Pippa Runs
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5 months ago

Amazing!

Fiona Corby
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5 months ago

He’s got the look but gone too long at the back. A good mullet shouldn’t go below the shoulders or it’s just a bit too hippy dude

Karin
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5 months ago

Dude, NO just NO! even if you just grew it for the competition.

Martin Forbes
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5 months ago

To me, to you, to me, to you...

Elisabeth Moriarty
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5 months ago

OMGS the horror can't be unseen by my eyes )0(

WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

Only the Dutch will understand: "MAASKANTJE!!!"

Bill Taylor
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5 months ago

Wait what? Jean jacket shoulders sewn into a flannel shirt?

Pepper Pots
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5 months ago

He reminds me of the villian on dispicable me who likes to dance to michael jackson lol

Draperdorf
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5 months ago

Ah, the elusive long lost Chuckle Brother!

Lia Tonicher
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5 months ago

ex model for gay magazine's and presently a bartender in San Francisco's night life.

Patty Leaton
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5 months ago

long tail

Dorothy Cloud
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5 months ago

I guess I just haven't been calling these haircuts by the right name. They just look tacky~

Scagsy
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5 months ago

Is that a pout? Who's he pouting at?

GalaxyMoo
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5 months ago

No pout. He's probably got big teeth.

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Weim Central
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5 months ago

If this kid is of Native American descent it is all completely legit.

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Becky Hendrickson Monska
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5 months ago

That feathering technique is one of miracles!

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

That hair is such a beautiful colour.

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Karin
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5 months ago

Nope Nope

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Catlady6000
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5 months ago

I actually love his face. Makes me want to get some clay and sculpt it

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Scagsy
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5 months ago

That's a 'lived in' mullet

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Weim Central
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5 months ago

The mullet = meh, the shirt = that's commitment!

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Melissa Meaux
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5 months ago

He's missing the mul, he just has the let 🤣

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Blackheart
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5 months ago

Baby mullet

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Weim Central
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5 months ago

Hmmm... strikes me as just "mullet curious"

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Dippin Dot
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5 months ago

Looks like Joe Dirt with the chops and stache.

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Jane Petersen
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5 months ago

Divorced Guy Mullet.

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Weim Central
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5 months ago

Agree with Scagsy about the lack of mullet BUT the photographer reflected in the pupil is pretty remarkable photography!

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