A couple weeks back we looked at celebrity inspired hair styles. Today, grab your pick, teasing comb, and Aqua Net ‘cause we’re looking back at the BIG hairstyles of the 80s. Frankly, I’m not sure WHAT inspired these disasters creations, but they were all the rage.Jheri Curl – The Jheri Curl was worn by African Americans in the 70s and 80s, so its trend lasted quite a while. It gave the wearer a glossy, loosely curled look. Copious amounts of moisturizer and curl activator was needed daily to maintain this look.
Perms (Curly) – Along the same vein, curly perms were all the rage during the 80s and worn by men and women alike. The poodle-like style created volume for those with thin hair and helped disguise cow-licks. I know this because all three of my brothers and I sported this easy-care do. Please don’t hate me. It could be worse…
Mullets – Like most trends, this gem of a haircut garners quite a bit of ridicule since it fell from grace. Although it is comedian fodder now (Joe Dirt), it was all the rage and many celebrities sported a mullet, including Paul McCartney, David Bowie, and Bono.
It is a style of extremes: very short and spiky on the top and sides and worn long in the back. It is so funny because there is a boy on Joel’s football team that sports a mullet…I think as a joke….at least I hope so!Rat-tails – As if the mullet isn’t bad enough on its own, in the 80s it was many times accompanied by a Rat-tail. The rat-tail usually curls naturally; however, it can also be braided, curled with a curling iron, or treated and worn as a dread, permed, or straightened.
Flock of Seagulls Hairstyle – I don’t get it. Never have…never will.
Fess up boys and girls, how did you wear your hair in the 80s?
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