80's Hair Styles
The 1980s were an era of bold fashion, vibrant music, and unforgettable hairstyles. Women’s hairdos during this period were characterised by their flamboyance, larger-than-life styles, and experimentation. From wild curls to sleek bobs, these hairstyles were popularised by influential celebrities who became trendsetters of the time. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore five iconic 80’s ladies’ hairstyles along with the famous figures who made them iconic.
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Celebrity Icon : Madonna
The perm was a quintessential 80’s hairstyle that gained immense popularity. Madonna, the undisputed Queen of Pop, flaunted voluminous, tight curls that epitomized the era’s trend. The perm involved using chemicals to create long-lasting curls or waves, adding volume and texture to the hair. Madonna’s edgy and rebellious persona perfectly complemented this style, making it a symbol of empowerment and self-expression.
Big, Teased Hair
Celebrity Icon : Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton, the country music legend, was renowned for her big, teased hair that embodied extravagance and glamour. This style involved teasing the hair to create immense volume, often achieved with the help of hairspray and backcombing. The result? Towering hairdos that defied gravity, representing the boldness and flamboyance of the 80’s.
The Punk Rock Mohawk:
Celebrity Icon : Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper, known for her eclectic style and vibrant persona, popularised the punk rock Mohawk during the 80’s. This daring hairstyle involved shaving the sides of the head while leaving a strip of longer hair in the center, which could be styled upright. The Mohawk became a symbol of rebellion and non-conformity, reflecting the punk culture’s anti-establishment attitude.
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Celebrity Icon : Princess Diana
Princess Diana, a fashion icon of her time, popularised the shoulder-padded power bob. Her short, sleek hairstyle with structured layers and subtle volume reflected the elegance and sophistication of the 80’s power dressing era. This hairstyle complemented her chic wardrobe, making it a symbol of confidence and grace.
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