CHICAGO — George Hillier's mullet is business in the front, party in the back and Chicago Blackhawks on the side.
Hillier on Saturday had a Blackhawks-feathered "C" logo shaved over his right ear and Patrick Kane's "88" etched onto the left part of his melon. The numbers also are painted black and white.
If the Hawks prevail, they'll reach their third Stanley Cup Finals in the last five years.
"The business in the front of the mullet is the grind of the playoffs and the party is the Cup celebration in Chicago," said Hillier, 30, of Portage, Indiana.
Hillier takes his mullet seriously. He has a Facebook page — "The Mullet Brah" — devoted to his hairdo.
He paid $25 to Alex Maldonado of J's Barber Shop in Merrillville, Indiana, for the mullet creation, which took about an hour to make.
"It's definitely worth the money," Hillier said.
Last year, Maldonado described Hillier's 'dos, which featured Kane's uniform digits and a Stanley Cup, as "an old-school mullet with some modern-day graffiti."
Kane, who has eight goals and 10 assists in 18 playoff games this season, has been known for his racing-striped mullet. There are no less than six Twitter accounts with some variation of the words "Patrick Kane Mullet." Kane's barber, Carmelo Preiti at 316 Club Barber Spa, 175 W. Jackson Blvd., tweets regularly from "88's Barber".
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