The mullet is a haircut we wish time had forgotten. Indeed, you might think it had, until you visit Hayward. Perhaps it's because the city can't concern itself with keeping up with the stylish Bay Area. Perhaps it's directly correlated to the many muscle cars roaring through the city's streets. Or maybe there's a local chain of mullet stylists who have convinced the populace that the 'do is coming back. Whatever the reason, there's a mullet epidemic in Hayward. We counted four within a three-mile radius on a recent trip, and that was without stepping out of our car. Venture into a bar or restaurant, and you'll be in mullet-spotting heaven.