Style·Updated on Feb 27, 2019. Posted on Apr 18, 2013The Long And Sad History Of Billy Ray Cyrus' HairIs it too late to fix this hairy (lol) situation?by Lauren YapalaterBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Let's start in the early days AKA "The Mullet Days." It was a long and dark period... Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic A difficult time for all of us. Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage It got better...but not really. Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage Then we entered the first NOPE! era. J. P. Aussenard/WireImage It was a short era...and then the middle part ages crept onto us. Stephen Shugerman / Getty Images Things weren't terrible, but they weren't GOOD either. Getty Images Europe / Getty Images Then the second NOPE! era happened. WE DIDN'T EVEN SEE IT COMING. Rob Kim/Getty Images Thinking back to those days still gives me the chills. Henry S. Dziekan III / Getty Images But then something happened. A ray of light? A glimmer of hope? Steve Granitz/WireImage NO IT WAS A LIE. IT WAS ALL A LIE. Rick Diamond / Getty Images It seemed we would all be hurting for moons to come. Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire THEN THE BANGS CAME. OH GOD, THE BANGS CAME. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images And then this happened. Fameflynet Pictures And even though he smiled, all hope was lost. The End.