The finalists of the USA Mullet Championships have been announced, and four kids are showing off their home-grown locks in a bid to win the $2,500 prize.

"(Mullets have) come back in full force. It was $10 to enter and all of the donations are going to the Michigan Wig Foundation for kids," says the father of 8-year-old Emmitt Bailey, who's been growing his for over a year.

From spiky tops to patterns shaved in the sides, it turns out there's a whole load of ways to style the controversial cut.

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