School is charging all students with mullets $20 to have it cut off
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A private school in Australia is making the headlines thanks to its rather strict rules on haircuts, including the banning of mullets.
Mullets are one of the most popular hairstyles among youngsters these days, after having a rather long hiatus.
The hairstyle was extremely popular in the 80s and 90s, but pretty much became extinct going into the naughties.
However, it's now back with a vengeance, but this particular school is seemingly not a big fan of it, as well as some other hairstyles.
In a letter sent to parents, the school said it would bring a hairdresser on-site for the first day back at school, with students being billed AUD$20 to have their haircut.
If the student is not the biggest fan of that and persists to keep their hair as it is, the school says they will be sent home.
In a letter, deputy principal Gabby Smith told parents: "If your son arrives at the college at the commencement of term 2 with a haircut that is not in line with college policy, he will either be sent home on his first day or we will have a hairdresser on site where he can receive a haircut at the cost of $20, charged to his school fees account.
"Your son will be given a choice on this day and a note will be logged on his file. There will be no phone calls home."
The $22,555-a-year school hopes that its latest strict ruling will put an end to hairstyles like the mullet.
Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald, Smith said the rules were very simple and that parents supported the school's stance.
"Part of maturing in life is understanding that rules, guidelines, and expectations are necessary for growth – even when these might not align with our personal preferences," she said.
"While personal expression, fun and creativity are important parts of who we all are as individuals, it needs to fit within the bounds of what is acceptable and required of us.
"Waverley College’s uniform policy includes presentation standards such as appropriate hairstyles and just as many workplaces have expectations of presentation, we expect our students to adhere to a dress code that includes neat hair."
UNILAD has contacted Ms Smith and Waverley College for additional comment.