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Old 12-07-2014, 01:50 AM
 
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I was alive for almost the entire decade of the 80s, and it sometimes bothers me how today's retro-80s trend gets exaggerated or misinterpreted... having said that, those pictures are exactly how I remember the mid-late 80s (in Southern California). My classmates, their parents, or the news anchors on TV, moussed their hair to oblivion.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:41 AM
 
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Hey, God bless 'em for trying!
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:52 AM
 
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never seen those hairstyles in real life....only on tv , and maybe mtv
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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never seen those hairstyles in real life....only on tv , and maybe mtv
They were as ugly and ridiculous then as they are now. Funny thing is the hair style of the 60's, teased but smooth and lacquered down in place like a helmet, meant you could not have one hair out of place. The style went 180 degrees in the other direction by the 80s.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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I lived in the 80's and I can honestly say that people who had hair like that were rare. And always made up for photos like these. It was not the standard hairstyle not matter what anybody says.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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If I had no concern for the privacy of others, I could scan yearbook pictures from my HS that are identical to the ones shown... specifically the ones on longer- haired women. The shorter geometric 'dos were way less common where I was (were more popular in urban areas), and guys were not as likely to have longer hair, especially high school guys... The spiked up, rat tailed, and mulletted hairdos were much more common than long, full, moussed manes of hair like Fabio or members of hair metal bands. But most of my teen girl peers had the extreme, moussed and teased mall hair with a big, sprayed explosion of tall bangs.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:36 PM
 
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I randomly found a couple videos that captures the hair trends at the time. Not all styles in this thread's original post are present, but you get a general idea of what was popular.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNMwLsy80-c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHJTyDCSXa4

Late-80s were mostly great times.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Those pretty much all look like studio or annual school pictures, so they'd be the extremes and not the daily look. Folks did go in for a lot of mousse at the time, but not to that extent on a daily basis. Kinda like thirty years from now we are going to be remembered as everyone wearing a full body tat with tons of piercings yet those are just a few and not the collective.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I lived in the 80's and I can honestly say that people who had hair like that were rare. And always made up for photos like these. It was not the standard hairstyle not matter what anybody says.
I did too and our hair actually was like that......
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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never seen those hairstyles in real life....only on tv , and maybe mtv
Where I lived during the 1980s, those hairstyles were very prevalent. Some of those pictures reminded me of people I knew from my youth, especially of the girls and in some cases heavy metal loving guys. The only style from that page that was not common was the pictures where all of the hair was teased over to one side. That look is "new" to me.
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