Great Yarmouth has been in the news, for reasons other than Rachel's house hunting.
The headmaster of a Great Yarmouth school (Great Yarmouth Charter Academy) has ensured his place in the annals of haircut-history, by coining the name 'The meet me at McDonald's haircut' for the style adopted by these boys above.
This enlightened headmaster, a Mr Smith, finds the hairstyle so offensive that he has banned it from the classroom.
No-one is certain quite how the name came about, but it is thought that the wearers were likely to say to each other "Meet me at McDonald's".
My own hairstyle could be known as 'Red Sea Special'..... a parting of the waves, with a dry, and bare, passageway through the middle.
The hairstyle always reminds me of Sideshow Bob from The Simpson'sReplyDelete
It reminds me of the 1950's Teddy Boys.Delete
Why do old people bother themselves so much about young people's hair.ReplyDelete
In my case.... jealousy!Delete
That hair style is all the rage here. Even my son in law has the cut. I like it. Better than the last fad which had the long top bit hanging over their eyes or tied up in a 'man bun'.ReplyDelete
I haven't seen it worn here, but give it time.Delete
p.s. Have you asked him what it's called?Delete
The headmaster also banned a girl from wearing a knitted Poppy last week. He banned mobile phones in the classroom to great outrage from some parents. The school has been on OFSTED special measures for some years but has gone from strength to strength since he came in to sort it out. Sorting out the hairstyles would go hand in hand with his new philosophy of success for the school.ReplyDelete
Yes, I saw that about the poppy; I wonder why he banned it? I can understand why he banned the mobile phones; it amazes me that anyone would think they could use them in class.Delete
He said it was too big although it was not much bigger than a normal Poppy. I think he is strict for good reason and does not give in for anything. The school previously had the lowest rate for GCSE passes in English and Maths in the WHOLE of the UK just a couple of years ago.Delete
Most styles can be forgiven as long as the hair is clean.ReplyDelete
One of the male dancsers on SCD has long oily hair. I would have voted him out first!
I am growing into My Mother.
Oily hair is not a good look; thank goodness Brylcreem went out of fashion.Delete
Funny, I saw a group of 5 young boys at McDonalds on Sunday morning. They all had hair like this, huge T shirts without arms in them and skateboards and were either sprawled half asleep on tables or playing on their phones. Harmless but not an attractive look...or to an oldie anyway !!ReplyDelete
Forgot to say I was visiting Hervey Bay, whale watching capital of Queensland.Delete
It's a world-wide fashion then. The 'net' has a lot to answer for.Delete
Harmless fun. Much more serious is the tattoo epidemic sweeping through Europe.ReplyDelete
Sergeant Major, Does your hair hurt laddie?
Recruit, No sergeant.
Sergeant Major, Well it should do, I'm standing on it.
Hair can always be cut, tattoos are more difficult to remove.
I can see how the hairstyle would interfere with the boys' ability to learn....ReplyDelete
I hate to say it, but I doubt if the 'brighter' boys would have such a haircut.Delete
Einstein didn't have much of a conventional haircut.Delete
His style was called 'Mad Professor'.Delete
I am of an age where I am more interested in the over seventies hairstyles - in men they seem to be dominated by exactly where the baldness starts. Wasn't there a joke once along the lines of - men who go bald from their foreheads backwards are thinkers, men whose baldness starts on the crown of their heads are sexy and men who go bald in both places just think they are sexy.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure what that makes me; not sexy, that's for sure!Delete
I think that every era has its fair share of bad haircuts .... when our son was 15 ish the hair style was ‘ curtains ‘ ...... I think that, if we look back, we have all done some horrendous things in the name of fashion .... I know I have !!! XXXXReplyDelete
My youngest had blonde dreads down to his backside. They were fantastic. He's much more demure these days.Delete
I'm just grateful that I still have 5 hairs (it was 6 but one got fed up and left) on the top of my head. Why is it, I wonder, that beards still grow when the rest has gone on permanent holiday?ReplyDelete
It's all that soup that we dribble; maybe we should rub some on our heads!Delete
I always thought than banning things had the opposite effect from that intended - it makes them all the more attractive.ReplyDelete
Are you suggesting that the headmaster insisted that they all had 'meet me at McDonald's' hairstyles?Delete
Sounds like the sort of idiot vindictive headmaster I had at my school. What's wrong with those haircuts? I think they look great.ReplyDelete
Actually they're a bit 1980s, but the boys would not know that.Delete
They just look like ordinary kids haircuts to me; the type you see all the time.Delete
I just went shopping in the supermarket near here and the first boys I saw standing in the doorway all had this hairstyle. It is obviously the style of the moment. I think the headmaster needs to look at the improving GCSE results and forget about hair.Delete
Happy children probably provide better results. Antagonising them won't help.Delete
'Meet me at McDonalds'. Idiot.Delete
All my life I have pretty much had reddish, shoulder-length hair with a slight wave because whatever I tried to do to it that's always the way my hair decided to end up. When my son was about 10 he looked up at me and said "mommy, you are so, so lucky, you have such beautiful hair"! When I picked myself up off the floor I just said "thank you sweetheart, that's really nice to hear". So he continues "yeah, you look just like Simba in the Lion King". Well burst my bubble why don't you! He is now a plumber with hair right down his back. It is always clean and pretty much always tied up in a "man bun" and I think it looks great!ReplyDelete
There's usually a sting in the tail of children's compliments! My youngest had hair like spun silver when he was small (Swedish genes), then grew fabulous blonde dreadlocks when he was about 18. I rather wish he still had them.Delete
I actually quite like dreadlocks too IF THEY'RE CLEAN!Delete
When I saw the pic I thought it was of a young boy-band from the 80s! (Kajagoogoo, anyone?) Not that I'd say that 80s is now retro (wasn't it only 10 years ago??), they're just looking a bit retro to me.ReplyDelete
Kajagoogoo! I think I may have had a poster of their singer Limahl above my bed!Delete
I remember them; didn't one of them have a hairstyle rather like a Skunk?Delete
Gasp! That was Limahl!Delete