80s fashion wasn't as bad as everyone thinks. In fact, they had some pretty awesome ideas. That's why we should bring back these hairstyles that Allure has kindly reminded us existed:
1 The Side High Tail
If you're sick of regular ponytails, make yours on the side.
2 The Whale Spout
This can give your hair the volume you've been dreaming about.
Frequently asked questions
You can try styles like the big perm, the teased bangs, mullets, crimped hair, and the side ponytail. These are all iconic 80s looks that are making a comeback.
To get that 80s volume without harm, use a volumizing mousse or spray, blow-dry your hair upside down for lift at the roots, and use a curling iron or hot rollers. Always protect your hair with a heat protectant before applying heat.
Certainly! Short hairstyles like the pixie cut were also trendy in the 80s. Adding volume, creating texture with layers or styling with gel for a wet look can give short hair that 80s vibe.
To create 80s hairstyles, look for strong-hold hair sprays, volumizing mousses, gels for slick looks, and perhaps a sea salt spray for creating texture. Back then, they used a lot of hairspray, so be prepared to use more product than usual.
Yes! The elegant chignon or a glamorous curly updo can be 80s-inspired and perfect for formal events. Adding extra volume or accessories like a bow or headband can complement the look with an 80s touch.
3 Half up
This style is pretty similar to what we currently wear, so you might as well try it.
4 The Wrap up
Don't you have a bandana lying around that you've been waiting to use?
There's no reason to keep this hairstyle in the past when it's so fashionable.
6 Pulled Back with Ribbon Barrettes
This will make you look super sweet and innocent.
Pulled Back with Ribbon Barrettes is a classic 80s hairstyle that is making a comeback. It is a simple, romantic look that is perfect for any occasion. This style involves gathering the hair into a low ponytail and then securing it with ribbon barrettes. The barrettes can be plain or decorated with beads or other embellishments. This look can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
The style is easy to achieve and requires minimal effort. First, brush your hair into a low ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Then, take two ribbon barrettes and attach them to the ponytail. Make sure the barrettes are secure and not too loose. You can also add a few bobby pins to the sides of the ponytail to keep the barrettes in place.
To make the look more modern, you can add a few small braids to the ponytail. This will give the style more texture and make it stand out. You can also add a few curls to the ends of the ponytail for an extra touch of glamour.
Stop straightening your hair, because you can't go wrong with curls.
8 The Super High Pony
Who doesn't love the ponytail that shows off all your length?!
The Super High Pony is a hairstyle that is making a comeback in the fashion world. It's a classic look that is perfect for any occasion, whether you're going for a night out or just to the office. The Super High Pony is a great way to show off your long locks and make a statement.
To achieve the Super High Pony look, start by brushing your hair and create a high ponytail at the crown of your head. Secure the ponytail with an elastic band and then tease the ponytail for extra volume. To finish, wrap a strand of hair around the elastic band and secure with a bobby pin.
The Super High Pony is also a great way to add a bit of glamour to your look. You can accessorize the look with a headband, a bow, or even a sparkly barrette. You can also add a bit of texture to the ponytail by using a curling iron or a flat iron.
9 French Braid
It's cute, fun, and functional! Can't argue with that.
It's like beach waves only better.
11 Mega Volume
As if a pouf wasn't enough, just go ahead and tease your whole head or blow dry upside down for some insane volume.
Because nothing says, "I'm hardcore." Quite like a Mohawk (or faux-hawk).
Would you wear your hair in any of these styles, or do you think the past should stay in the past?
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