Trends constantly come and go, whether they’re short-lived or hold on for a little while they’re always on the move. Taking a look back at trends that were popular in the past is always fun (maybe a little cringe-worthy at times) because it really shows how trends change in a short amount of time. Lately, there’s been a lot of inspiration from the 80’s and 90’s in fashion and beauty trends and it got us thinking about some of the eighties hair icons that were so loved at that time. In honor of the trends that have passed…let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
Cyndi Lauper made a huge impact with her 80’s hair styles. Known for her bright red hair color with a lot of teasing, crimping and curls into all of her hair styles. Cyndi once had one side of her hair buzzed short, leaving the rest of her hair long and teased for a complete contrast. It’s clear Lauper was a teasing queen with all of her hair styles consisting of hair that was teased significantly–hey, it WAS the 80’s!
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Let’s be honest here, no one can talk about the eighties and the trends of that decade without mentioning Madonna. She was the ultimate 80’s trendsetter and really broke down a lot of barriers in fashion and music. Madonna was known for her classic 80’s hair with bows worn in ponytails and her hair down regularly in combination with the traditional teased and curled hair. Doing a quick internet search of Madonna’s hair in the 80’s you’ll notice those were her go-to hair styles and they made a huge impact on the hair trends around the world.
We didn’t forget about the classic hair styles for men! George Michael was the epitome of 80’s hair for men. He had the beloved 80’s feathered hair style that made his hair look pretty luxurious, if we do say so ourselves. Men’s and women’s hair styles had some similarities during this decade and George Michael showed how guys could rock the layered, feathered style in a masculine way (ok, and in that heartthrob kind of way).
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The 80’s were filled with some pretty powerful hair icons, and we couldn’t leave out Janet Jackson. Another hair queen, and music icon. Janet really made the curly, voluminous hair a major trend during the 80’s. She really embraced the natural curls of her hair, making them a real trend along the way. Of course, she may have added some height in the era of teasing. She’s another hair icon we couldn’t NOT mention.
There were quite a few classic 80’s hair styles and icons, we could probably have a day long discussion about it. But these are a few of the icons we know EVERYONE thinks of when they think of 80’s hair styles.