Having seen the Charlie’s Angels blow-drys and ultra-straight styles
of the 70s
, take a look at some 80s hairstyles, each one is more extravagant than the next! Backcombed hair
. In the 80s, hair was backcombed to the extreme for over-the-top volume. The result: hair is bouncy and crimped. Today, people no longer backcomb all of their hair, and instead like to keep it as subtle as possible whilst adding texture. The mullet cut
. Unless you’re heading to an 80s fancy-dress party, avoid the mullet at all costs if you don’t want to look totally behind with the times. This cut was originally very masculine – think David Bowie – but women soon started wearing it. Its features: a short style that with lots of body at the top of the head and length at the back, almost like a rat’s tail. The perm
. The perm reached its peak in the 80s. A technique that creates rounded movement and volume. The result: women had long-lasting, full-bodied hair. Short and asymmetric
. A trendy cut worn to boost volume, especially on the top of the head. This hair is still a go-to style but is no longer worn in the same way as it was in the 80s for a harmonious, balanced hairstyle. The windswept blow-dry
. The roots are lifted to the extreme for maximum volume. Almost a whole can of hairspray is used each time to hold the hair in the air! Not the subtlest of hairstyles.