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(Short List)   The biggest and most ridiculous celebrity hair of the 80s. What were they thinking?   (shortlist.com) divider line 109
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2011-11-26 08:37:03 AM
List is dumb. Bowie wore that wig for a role in a movie. DL Roth, Lionel Richie, McEnroe, and Cyndi Lauper were awesome with those cuts. The hair band guys were cashing in(tho that Crue pic is hilariously ridiculous). We made fun of the Hoff, Bolton, and Bonnie Tyler even then. The other 4 or 5 people I don't remember so not sure why they would make an 'infamous' list at all.
 
2011-11-26 09:39:57 AM
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Hmf. Amateurs.
 
2011-11-26 09:49:54 AM
They mixed up the photo for Michael Bolton and put the pic of some big-haired, no talent, ass-clown in his place.

www.mediabistro.com
 
2011-11-26 10:06:24 AM
I was wondering why there was suddenly a hole in the ozone layer.
 
2011-11-26 10:25:27 AM
In 30 years, children will see shots from Jersey Shore and wonder why everyone in this decade had orange skin.
 
2011-11-26 10:36:59 AM
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2011-11-26 10:44:14 AM

Bob_Laublaw: In 30 years, children will see shots from Jersey Shore and wonder why everyone in this decade had orange skin.


In 30 years they'll be craving electrolytes only Brawndo can give.
 
2011-11-26 10:45:44 AM
They were trying to frighten away any potential predators. Duh.
 
2011-11-26 10:46:43 AM
"What were they thinking"? They were thinking everyone is wearing their hair like that. Sported an afro myself back then.

Would like to see this come back as opposed to the orange skin trend mentioned above.
 
2011-11-26 10:47:57 AM
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2011-11-26 10:52:13 AM
Look, in the 80's the bigger you could make your hair, the cooler you looked. It was the style at the time. Styles change. People will be making fun of our styles in 30 years.
 
2011-11-26 11:00:50 AM
God I hope this makes it to the finals for Headline of the year...My Mom could use a boost in her self confidence, even if she did steal it from Fox & Friends or The View or something.
 
2011-11-26 11:02:41 AM
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2011-11-26 11:04:43 AM
British list fail. WTF is a "barnet"?

Half the metal guys on that list were already balding by that point. DLR and that no-talent ass clown Bolton never had BIG hair, just LONG hair- big difference. Axl, in the early AfD days would sometimes tease his already thin hair up to the clouds, but that was very seldom.

Now, COVERDALE- around the Slip of the Tongue-era, had HUGE hair. BTW, that pic of him in the list has him moving his head forward, making his hair look bigger than it truly was.
 
2011-11-26 11:05:14 AM
I miss big hair.

And people make fun of today's "style" today. No need to wait 30 years.
 
2011-11-26 11:07:22 AM
List is incomplete without Kid & Play
 
2011-11-26 11:08:26 AM

darch:

Now, COVERDALE- around the Slip of the Tongue-era, had HUGE hair. BTW, that pic of him in the list has him moving his head forward, making his hair look bigger than it truly was.


That's what I was thinking. I remember he had big hair, but I don't remember him ever having it sticking up like that.

Teasing and hairspraying ones hair to such heights, was more a girl thing, not really a boy thing. At least from what I remember.
 
2011-11-26 11:11:20 AM
And people make fun of today's "style" today. No need to wait 30 years.

Each successive generation looks back in horror at what the previous one did/said. This is nothing new.
 
2011-11-26 11:12:12 AM
Ah... 80s hair... anyone remember that late 80s/early 90s absurd style of girls spraying their bangs up and back like a solidified wave?
 
2011-11-26 11:13:41 AM

Bob_Laublaw: In 30 years, children will see shots from Jersey Shore and wonder why everyone in this decade had orange skin.




I've always wondered about this hairstyle:

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Bleach blond helmet hair. I don't get it. How does this not look immediately dated/stupid to the wearers? Couple that with tanning (spray or otherwise) and you've got probably the worst look anyone could possibly have.
 
2011-11-26 11:16:21 AM
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2011-11-26 11:27:03 AM

FeedTheCollapse: I've always wondered about this hairstyle:


Almost as bad as the bumpit favored by ignorant twunts
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2011-11-26 11:39:08 AM

Poison: "What were they thinking"? They were thinking everyone is wearing their hair like that. Sported an afro myself back then.


It hadn't been that long since the days of crew cuts and flat tops. Yet everyone had long hair in the late 60s and 70s, had to do something to make it different, fluff it!
Had an afro-esque style then myself, now lucky to keep my ears warm.
 
2011-11-26 11:45:52 AM
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2011-11-26 11:46:49 AM

Walker: Look, in the 80's the bigger you could make your hair, the cooler you looked. It was the style at the time. Styles change. People will be making fun of our styles in 30 years.


The rule was simple, and written by texas cheerleaders- the bigger the hair, the closer to god.

darch: British list fail. WTF is a "barnet"?


Barnet = barnet fair = hair. I'm not entirely sure how that twisted cockney slang logic works either, but there you are.
 
2011-11-26 11:47:03 AM
What were they thinking?

COCAINE!!!!!!
 
2011-11-26 11:50:11 AM
My older cousin used to lay her head down nose to the bathroom counter and tease her bangs out to a foot or more in length, spray with a half-can of white rain, then blow dry. She would then have to peel her hair up, tease with a pick and add the rest of the hairspray.

It usually resulted in something like this:

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But on a Mexican.

//Note: Girl in picture is not cousin
 
rpl
2011-11-26 12:00:49 PM
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"Um, hi there."
 
2011-11-26 12:07:59 PM
Conspicuously absent

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2011-11-26 12:13:29 PM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Conspicuously absent

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Ugh. Stryper.

"You're not making Christianity better, you're just making rock n' roll worse."
 
2011-11-26 12:14:02 PM
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WTF, Harold?
 
2011-11-26 12:34:12 PM
That's no worse than the stupid floppy haircuts that are popular these days.

Also, if that was a full body shot of Bowie from Labyrinth, the size of his hair would be eclipsed by the size of his package. They had to give him the hair to balance out.
 
mhd
2011-11-26 12:55:04 PM
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Haircrime

/There's one shot where they add more than one pinch of Flock of Seagulls *and* vinyl trenchcoats into the mix, wish I could find a decent version of that on the 'net.
 
2011-11-26 12:56:16 PM

darch: And people make fun of today's "style" today. No need to wait 30 years.

Each successive generation looks back in horror at what the previous one did/said. This is nothing new.


Not the current generation.

They are 100% correct that their tattoos will never go out of style.
 
2011-11-26 01:00:25 PM
i notice the list is primarily men, which is a damn shame because women in the 80s had some huge, atrocious hairdos that seem to be underrepresented here
 
2011-11-26 01:04:01 PM
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/hot like Tim Skold's neon jockstrap.
 
2011-11-26 01:10:12 PM
i84.photobucket.com

As someone who came of age in the 80s, I still think big hair can be kinda hot.
 
2011-11-26 01:10:49 PM
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2011-11-26 01:15:10 PM
The 80s were a decade of hair products. There was gel, mousse, spray, fixative, molding mud, styling wax and a shiatload of other stuff that was essentially all designed to make your hair look sticky, wet and stiff, hmmm.

I knew girls who would wake up at 5am to "curl" their hair. A tortuous process where they'd take a curling iron and individually curl each section of hair back and up while spraying it with the product of their choice til it sizzled. The whole mirror, iron and bathroom counter would be covered with gunk (brown gunk on the curling iron) For the bangs and wings on the sides the addition of blowdryer was used. More spray. And then teasing and back combing. School bathrooms were clouds of hairspray and I'm shocked nobody caught on fire from sneaking smokes in air that smelled and felt flammable.

I was smart enough to know this hair was ridiculous and far too lazy to do anything but a low maintance bob. At slumber parties girl clamored to "make me over" and it was just the stupidest looking shiat ever. I was deemed a "Dyke" mistaken for a "New Waver " and adopted by them and I got to learn about the best music and drugs of the era and there aren't too many embarrassing photos. So win win.
 
2011-11-26 01:17:18 PM

schubie: The 80s were a decade of hair products. There was gel, mousse, spray, fixative, molding mud, styling wax and a shiatload of other stuff that was essentially all designed to make your hair look sticky, wet and stiff, hmmm.


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2011-11-26 01:24:46 PM
The mullet (new window)
 
2011-11-26 01:30:31 PM
FeedTheCollapse: I've always wondered about this hairstyle

The hairstyles pushed on (and pushed by) female newscasters / TV personalities and as Mom Hairstyles now are among the most horrible hairstyles ever. EVAR. They make big hair, high-and-tights, and mullets look like timeless classics.

Asymmetrical helmets with wispy ragged bangs, puffed headbuns, the whole thing . . . no. Stop. The strong majority of female broadcasters have horrible, horrible hair. And hairstylists sell similar haircuts to women simply because you need to go back to the stylist for maintenance. It's a subscription to a bad haircut.

You see Amish women with hairstyles that aren't trendy, but you know what? It doesn't look stupid. Not today, not tomorrow, not twenty years ago either. There's a reason for that.
 
2011-11-26 01:32:15 PM

RandomAxe: You see Amish women with hairstyles that aren't trendy, but you know what? It doesn't look stupid. Not today, not tomorrow, not twenty years ago either. There's a reason for that.


They tend to keep it under their kapps.
 
2011-11-26 01:36:20 PM

Tax Boy: [i84.photobucket.com image 500x375]

As someone who came of age in the 80s, I still think big hair can be kinda hot.



It's not the hair that makes that picture hot.
 
2011-11-26 01:36:28 PM

Tax Boy: [i84.photobucket.com image 500x375]

As someone who came of age in the 80s, I still think big hair can be kinda hot.


True But with Susanna Hoffs I wasn't looking at her hair.
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mhd
2011-11-26 01:38:34 PM

Tax Boy: As someone who came of age in the 80s, I still think big hair can be kinda hot.


i.imgur.com
Oh yea.
 
2011-11-26 01:45:08 PM
I love love love big(ger) hair and wish it would come back. I don't mean the teased and curled and sprayed into one hard helmet hair or bangs that stand a full 6 " tall. I mean big, luxurious curls and volume. Soft, wavy hair. I like it so much better than the straight, flat hair we are supposed to have now.
 
2011-11-26 01:48:53 PM
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2011-11-26 02:01:09 PM
They really shouldn't fence at night.

They're going to hurt the gymnasts.
 
2011-11-26 02:05:36 PM
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Rockin' the big hair Rococo style, yo!
 
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