The 80’s had some of the wildest hairstyles and looks of the century – and today, Lionesse would like to shine a light on some of the most iconic hair looks of the era. We hope you get a few giggles, laughs, and smiles as we take you on this walk down memory lane of 80’s hair styles.
Power perms were the number one hairstyle among women – and guys with long hair – during the 80’s. These insanely voluminous looks were the go-to style ever since Madonna introduced the look early on. The bigger, fluffier, and messier they looked – the better.
The feathered mullet was added a different spin to the typical mullet worn by men and women at the time. The feathered part was on the top and was usually feathered backwards using a round brush and of course, plenty of hair spray – and the remainder of the hair was worn long and straight to the shoulders. Thank goodness this style expired long ago.
New Wave Styles
New wave hair styles were extremely popular amongst the punk rock scene. Angled hairstyles, spikey hairstyles, and crazy colors were incorporated into the hair to give an edgy, new wave feel and vibe.
The higher the bangs, the bigger the bangs, the better – that was every woman’s hair motto in the 80’s. There was nothing like waking up in the morning, styling your hair as high as the heavens, and having it actually hold up for the day – and it usually did, thanks to the insane amounts of hairspray applied. And people wonder why the ozone layer is depleted. Blame it on the 80’s.
Crimped hair is one of the iconic staples of the 80’s. All of the popular girls, it girls, prom queens and models were rocking it – so everyone decided to jump on board with this radical style. Today, we see crimped hair creeping back into the hair realm – and we at Lionesse have gotta say how excited we are for this look to begin trending again!
Side pony’s were super cool and popular – we can thank Debbie Gibson for that. Though not everyone wore theirs in quite the same fashion from one person to another, everyone from children to teens and grown women would rock a side pony fashioned with a super cool scrunchie. Problem was, it took tons of fixing up throughout the day as scrunchie’s typically don’t hold the hair in a tight style for too long.
French braids were the go-to style on a bad hair day. Coupled with super high, fluffy bangs, a French braid was the answer for all hair problems. Simply braid the hair, forget it, and go. Gladly, French braids are still popular – if not even more popular – today than they were a couple of decades ago.
Wavy hairstyles were also very popular during the 80’s. Girls with natural waves were considered blessed, and could rock them happily and fit right into the time frame. Wavy styles were also worn quite often by supermodels, such as Cindy Crawford, and even Brooke Shields.