Must dash to see the mullet and muzzy men show

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Images of magnificent moustaches, baffling beards , floppy fringes and magical mullets are wanted by Wakefield Museum.

A new exhibition, The Men in the Mirror , will explore the roots of the barber profession, snip through the history of shaving equipment, and take a look at the changing styles of men’s hair through the centuries.

And it will feature all known variations of facial hair including mutton chops, chin curtains, handlebars and horseshoes.

Also it will look at the changing fashions of men’s facial grooming from the Victorian era until today’s whacky growths..

The museum are still looking for photographs and are asking all men to dig out images of their hair styles , beards and moustaches, especially from the 1950’s onwards.

So if you sported a mohican, a suedehead, a skin tight perm, dreadlocks, a Sheffield fringe, afro or a bowl cut, the musuem wants you to share your images for the display, which will open on the 26th of October.

Coun David Dagger, Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “We are calling on the gents of the city to share their past hairstyles and show the world what stylish men we are.

“If you’ve ever sported a mullet, a moustache, or copied another famous style in the past we’d like to see your pictures.”

You can drop your images off at the Wakefield Museum reception desk or send them by email to

Alternatively you can send photographs by post to Wakefield Museum, Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB.

Please let them know your name, when the photo was taken, and anything you’d like to say about the hair featured.

Also note that the museum will be unable to return photos posted, so please make a copy if needed.