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Old 01-11-2017, 06:18 AM
 
Location: 76102
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Big hair, long nails, shoulder pads in my Kasper business suits, oh yeah.

The higher the hair, the closer to God....
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:35 AM
 
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Fun thread!
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Designer jeans were big then .... Jordache, Sergio Valenti .... Still have them .... and last fall wore them. At age 72.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Sea/PDX/Hou/CC/OKC/Dal/NL
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I had giant hair with my various Stevie Nicks uniforms , I still wear the same clothes although my hair is just long and not so big . I turned 20 in 1982 so I was more a 70's girl.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: PNW
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Keep in mind that styles were quite varied in the 80's.


I never had "big" hair. In fact, the earlier to mid-80's is when I got the most compliments on my long, long hair because it was rare to see for a few years (real short hair was wide-spread for a time, thus my mane drew a lot of attention). I did not do things to it do look 'big'. Never had a single perm but a few times I crimped my long hair and it looked really WOW. But it was a lot of work, so I was too lazy to do it often.


I liked a lot of styles in the 80's but there were a lot that I did not like as well. Tight, frizzy perms was one of them, and scraggly bushy eyebrows was another.


Oh, and yes, I did wear shoulder pads, but sometimes I took them out. The shoulder pads in fashion looked a lot better in the 40's.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Oh, man. I'd take the natural, full brow look any day over the heavily plucked, pencil thin brow stuff that followed in the 90s. I have peers whose brows never recovered from that business.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Oh, man. I'd take the natural, full brow look any day over the heavily plucked, pencil thin brow stuff that followed in the 90s. I have peers whose brows never recovered from that business.
My eyebrows never recovered. I got them plucked 1-2 times ever, over a 12-18 month period. My brows were thin, and they are still thin. I don't even pluck them any more. Not worth it, they take out 10 hairs and they are done!
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:50 PM
 
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The 70's were way worse. Shag haircuts and perms on men, yuck! I almost went straight as a result of that. Ugly, ugly, ugly. Thank goodness for the 80's. Military haircuts, thin framed aviator glasses - men looked like men.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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I had gigantic permed hair
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:53 PM
 
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middle and high school in the '80s- no shoulder pads EVER (I have broad shoulders and never needed them. I'd look even more like a football player if I wore them, so I always took them out and my mom would sew the ones I took out into her other clothes ). My hair was never as extreme as many (like the friends who brushed a little bang down and hairspray the rest STRAIGHT. UP. IN. THE. AIR) My hair was a little more like this: 80s Cliques & Hair: Flipping Through My High School Yearbooks My hair is naturally curly (big curls, not tight corkscrews), so it still looks very '80s if I don't tame it down Mr bff had a mullet.

When I met my husband in the early '90s, he was still sporting a mullet. I made him get rid of it
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