80s Hairstyles - The Best Looks - Rank 10
Anyone who spent their youth in the 80s knows the following icons - Nena, George Michael, Madonna and Lady Di. They were all style icons of the decade and more. They also made statements in terms of hairstyles. And what was going on on their heads back then? A lot - we would say. Hairdressing was very popular. Just as popular was the mullet style- for women AND men. Crepe irons were more popular than curling irons and straighteners. And hairdressers earned their living with perms.
Popular hairstyles of the 80s
At the top of the list of the most popular hairstyles of the 80s is the mullet - now absolutely en vogue again with a modern twist. Just think of the Wolf Cut or other Mullet hairstyles. Because that's exactly what the front-short-back-long look is called in English.
The crepe: Young women of yesteryear with long, straight hair couldn' t live without this heat tool. For those who didn't want to ruin their hair with a wild perm, literally tortured it with this hair styler to create exciting hairstyles. Nevertheless, we loved it and even today there are crepe irons to buy. However, these are much less stressful for the hair because of the temperature selection, modern plate coating and heat protection spray. The face of the crepe iron: Singer Cindy Lauper!
In the 80s, there was hardly a woman who didn't try a perm at some point. The much-touted comeback of the chemically created hairstyle with curls failed to materialise, except for a few micro-trends. Because in fact, in the last 2-3 years, men have been trying the perm , the perm. They had their top hair "permed". But this trend was short-lived. Today, if it is to be a perm, it is more natural. Larger rollers are used and the durability of the artificially curled straight hair is now flexible.
Highly toupeed hair
Volume, volume, volume: 80s hairstyles were crying out to be really big. No wonder that the toupee comb was also in high season during this decade. The hair was puffed up as much as possible and given a concrete shape with lots of hairspray. The tousled hair certainly looked cool with all the neon-coloured clothes!
What do we think of when we hear the word aerobics? Of course, Jane Fonda in her wild look with skin-tight bodysuit and headband and her iconic sports videos. The hairstyle was the high ponytail. It was often not worn in the middle of the top of the head, but slightly to the side. The symbol of the sporty retro style of the 80s. The tightly tied ponytail was definitely practical. Whether it suited all the women who wore it was irrelevant in the wild 80s.
Punk Hairstyles - The Undercut
The 80s were indeed a rebellious decade: punk hairstyles experienced their heyday. Undercuts not only adorned the heads of men in black, studded leather jackets, but also the heads of many young women. The top hair was worn extremely long and coiffed to the side or upwards. This really showed off the undercut. The style was done by tousling the hair and without hairspray. There was a much cheaper alternative for a bombproof hold: sugar water! By the way, punk looks are a micro-trend again today. Mainly in big cities and without a political statement.
Hair accessories of the 80s
Actually, you might think, the hairstyle itself was accessory enough. But of course that wasn't enough in a fashion-crazy decade like this. Here come the must-have accessories of the 80s:
The decade of scrunchies
Let's face it: is there an easier way to pull your hair together than putting it in a scrunchie? No. And that's exactly why we still love this fabric-covered scrunchie today. Back then, it sat high on women's heads like a little crown. Today it is less prominently placed, but always serves its purpose - in a low-bun as well as for a quick hairstyle at home or on the beach.
The headband was not a purely sporting accessory. Every woman and also many men owned a headband. Why? It was simply cool. Sporty exponents of the 80s took it as a sweatband. Young women loved it as an eye-catcher and to make their wild perm or tousled hair even more prominent. Fashionably, the retro look was perfected by one of the adidas jogging suits that were popular at the time.
The most popular hair colour of the 80s: platinum blonde
The hottest hair colour of the wild 80s has made it back into the hearts of many women today: platinum blonde. Back then it was Madonna who always wore her hair in the lightest of all blonde shades. She made a statement and thus found an enormous number of fans in terms of hair. Today, platinum blonde is far less damaging to the hair, thanks to Plex products. Blonding products have learned a lot. But you should indeed go to a hairdresser if you want radiantly cool platinum hairstyles. If you try it yourself at home, you could be in for a yellowish surprise and, in the worst case, hair breakage.