Sept 1: Tami Manis of US set the record for world’s longest female hair measuring 5 feet 8 inches. The 58-year-old woman has not cut her back hair since 1990, according to Guinness World Records.
“It was the eighties and everybody had a rat tail,” she said, adding that she was first inspired to grow a mullet after watching Til Tuesday’s music video “Voices Carry.”
A friend looks after Manis’ hair for her once a week, and the mullet remains like that until she washes it again and dries it with paper towels “because otherwise it would stay wet most of the time,” she said.
Last year, she placed second in the “Femullet” division of the 2022 US Mullet Championships and won the accompanying $300 prize, an experience that encouraged her to apply for the Guinness World Record.
After a long process, including filming her hair to show its length, Manis received a package on her front porch informing her of the official record.