“The girl had a rattail and I really wanted one of those,” she told Guinness World Records. “I went to get my hair cut at a barber shop and the guy really said that’s not my hairstyle and not good on me, but I was like ‘Well, this is what I want.’”
The Tennessee nurse said the secret to her record-breaking hairstyle comes down to Hask hair products, Argan oil and good genes. As the mullet is longer than she is tall, Manis often braids her hair on a weekly basis.
“I’ve always loved having long hair ever since I was a little girl,” she told Nurse.org. “The mullet style just seemed like a fun and unique way to express myself while also paying homage to my Southern roots.”
In 2022, Manis competed in the “femullet” division of the 2022 US Mullet Championships — the largest championship of its kind — and took home the $300 prize for second place. But, growing the mullet was never about winning money or breaking records.
“My mullet is a part of who I am, and I want to keep it going as long as possible,” she told Nurse.org.