A new generation of young people placed a heavy emphasis on individuality, materialism and consumerism, all of which was reflected in the popular fashions and hairstyles of the time. Looks became more exaggerated and more extreme. Voluminous locks on men and women, often in the form of long, curly hair. Inspired by heavy metal and appropriately named "Hair Bands," huge hair was everywhere.
David Bowie sported a mullet in the early 1970's, but the "business in the front, party in the back" catastrophe didn't take off really until the mid-Eighties.
Say goodbye to the straight hair of the 70's. Those with naturally straight hair replaced it with curls & perms. One with naturally curly hair was able to tease their hair to incredible heights. This look became popular with both youths and adults.
Punk culture, new genres of music and a new wave of teens opted for leather, ripped & studded clothes and wild hair styles. Wild colors and bleached hair became popular, along with spikes, mohawks and innovative uses of things that keep hair "up".
Headed to the mall? Don't forget the Aqua-Net!
The hi-top fade.
Made popular by artists like Salt-N-Pepa, Doug E. Fresh and Kid N' Play. Short hair on the sides, while the top is kept very long. As the decade progressed, the style made its way to a more structured shape and greater length, and soon became a symbol of the Golden Era of Hip Hop.
No matter which style you like the best, one thing is for sure...You're probably gonna wanna make it big. See you on the dance floor! Tickets available at www.CainsBallroom.com