The High Top Fade

When the Thriller album reached the shelves of record stores all over the US, numerous African Americans (and not a few white guys too) felt the need to emulate the hairstyle of their favorite singer, Michael Jackson. Called the Jheri Curl, the hairstyle became easier to achieve when the Curly Kit made it possible to […]
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The Jheri Curl

Explaining to today’s generation the hair fad called the Jheri Curl can be a bit difficult, especially when they have read the Wikipedia article about it. The entry goes on and on about the chemical process of getting a Jheri Curl hair style and that can be a little strange to today’s youth hair styles […]
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Big Hair

Show today’s kids all your pictures during the 1980s and one of the questions that would invariably be asked would be about the big hair. What’s up with the big hair? So, how are you supposed to answer that? How do you explain the big hair to today’s younger generation? And how do you explain […]
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Side Ponytail

If you wanted to have the right haircut in the 1980’s you needed to have a side ponytail. Ok, so t this was a style that was exclusive to women, but it was one that became popular through-out the world. It was a change from the regular pony tail that always found itself at the […]
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Rats Tails

As well as big hair, mullets and pony tails, rats tails were a common phenomenon during the 1980’s. This unique hair style was popular predominantly among teenage boys and young men who wanted a slightly different look.   Sometimes rat tails would simply hang down from the back of the head, but occasionally they would […]
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Male Ponytails

Right now it may be popular for men to have short hair with the occasional untidy part running through it, but way back in the 80’s, a lot of men had a ponytail. It was cool, it was hip, and it was the hairstyle to have. If you were a guy with a ponytail in […]
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