A 58-year-old American from Tennessee has won the title of the world’s longest mullet hair for a woman. Tami Manis, from Knoxville, sports a 5ft 8in (172.72 cm) mullet.
The mullet is a hairstyle in which the hair is cut short at the front and sides and left long at the back. It was the style of the moment in the 1980s and early 1990s, popularized by stars such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Mario Lopez and Patrick Swayze.
Manis has been wearing the look since the 1980s, inspired by a music video by American rock band ‘Til Tuesday’, and hasn’t cut her hair in 33 years. Her hairstyle will be featured in the 2024 Guinness World Records book.
She said it takes most people by surprise who don’t realize the length of her hair until she turns around. As for how she managed to grow it for so long, Ms. Manis credits her good genes. “I also use a conditioner that contains argan oil,” she said.
However, wearing such a long mullet is not always easy. For one thing, Manis’ hair is longer than she is, which means she often keeps it braided so she can control it. Prior to his World Record title, Manis competed at the 2022 US Mullet Championships, where he finished second.
It was after this that Guinness World Records opened its longest competitive mullet category, and Ms. Manis was encouraged to apply. She knew she held the coveted title when she received a Guinness certificate on her porch. “When I opened it, I thought, ‘This is amazing,'” she added.