Banana clips - those bear trap-like contraptions that caught a girl's hair up in a wild, yet carefully constructed mop running the length of her head. A perfect model for this style would have been Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles.
Mesh hair ties - girls tied a piece of black or white mesh in their hair to give them the "Madonna" look.
The headband - wide and butch for guys or slim and corded for girls. John Travolta sported a headband in "Staying Alive," while Deena Freeman almost always had one on in the television sitcom "Too Close For Comfort."
Crimping - basically, placing hair in a miniature waffle iron so it could look like it had been braided for a week.
Big hair - poofing and teasing the hair, especially the bangs, with anything that would hold it in place during high winds. This saw the emergence of Bold Hold and Rave super hold hairspray, gel, and mousse.
Rat-tails - long strips of hair on the back of the neck.
Hair Art - mohawks, parallel or horizontal lines shaved into hair on the side of the head.
Bleached Blond Streaks - obtained by using the product Sun In
Pony tails - usually worn off-center on the side of the head.