“Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window, I wanna to ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie.”
|Source: Easy A, 2010|
Ahh yes, the days when strategically folded notes were passed across the classroom, Ferris Bueller and his squad we’re the only people you could imagine fitting in with, and neon eyeshadow and acid wash jeans were, like, totally cool. Okay, so maybe actress Emma Stone hits it right on the mark in her 2010 film as she talks about the beloved eighties films that remain the best representation of the era. There’s no shame in still wanting and wishing for that John Cusack moment, even if the guy you’re interested in has so clue where to find a boombox, much less how to play music on it. But very much unlike Sixteen Candles star Jake Ryan, there are a few things which we thought were better left in the past. Yes, we’re talking about those awful eighties hairdos. However, as all trends do, those eighties hairstyles have come full circle and those eighties hairstyles are back again, this time with a totally wearable and non-embarrassing twist. Check in out!
Oh yes, these puppies have made there come back, and even celebs (such as Queen B) are taking a liking to the updated look. Simply secure your hair into an ultra-high, sleeked back ponytail. Then take a small section of hair and wrap it around the elastic so that it’s no longer to be found. Use bobby pins to secure the wrapped hair to the base of the pony. Then add in a few loose curls throughout the ponytail, give it a good dose of high-shine, strong-hold hairspray, and you’re good to go. We think DJ Tanner would be very proud.
While neon sweatbands remain a thing of the past, bright colored highlights are showing up in girl’s hair all over the country. If you want to pay homage to the hi-hue neon days, but don’t want to commit, neon colored hair chalk or spray is a great way to rock the newly modern look.
As if this trend ever died, girls have been rocking the side pony to pilates and hot yoga for years, but only recently has it been re-accepted to wear this look outside of the gym. Lazy girls, dry shampoo lovers, and wake up late rushers, this style is back and it may even be here to stay.
Sassy Shaved Patterns
Maybe your beau-thang rocked these in the eighties, but this time around women are sporting the sexy fade accented with geometric patterns. We think Riri had something to do with jump-start of this trend.
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The fashion and beauty world it a bit torn about when or who brought this style back, but if you ask us, we think the popularity is owed to Gossip Girl’s leading lady Blair Waldorf, as her headband was her crown. Although the show ended a few years back, the fan following continues to grow and so does the popularity of the headband.