The Great '80s Hair Expansion

By Kellar Ellsworth
In the '80s size was everything. vingtageeveryday

When it comes to the ‘80s, the saying “bigger is better” applied to everything from cars to stereo systems but most of all, hair. From hair metal bands to Aqua Net infused ‘fros that could double as parachutes, the era of excess truly went buck wild when it came to their frizzy follicles.

Crimps, curls, perms, and even mullets all grew to outsized proportions during the decade epitomized by greed. While it’s tempting to write all these oversized hairdos as white people gone crazy, African Americans also got in the act with outrageous Jheri Curls and amazing afros. Here’s the history of outsized ‘80s hair.

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