The ’80s are famous (and infamous) for a lot of things—but it’s the sheer craziness of the hairstyles that tops our list. A few decades later, we think it’s time to take a moment and own up to wearing some of the most badass (and just plain bad) styles of the decade. Maybe we were all just high on hair spray?
Crimped to the Max
We often wonder whether the inventor of the crimper—a clamp-down device that gave you the dried-out texture of a crinkle-cut French fry—was just f**king with us all. Like, to see if we’d actually buy into looking like we’d stuck our fingers into a socket.
This super long hair
Has this girl never taken a look in the mirror? I think that she definitely should! Someone should have told her that this was not a good look.
This bundle of curls
Well, this is an interesting choice of hairstyle. It’s almost like she just permed the top of her hair and left the rest of it.
This interesting use of gel
Using hair gel is something of an art. Clearly, this girl does not understand that. Instead, she has done this to her hair.
Feathered Like Farrah
We can only assume that this photo was taken way back in the 80s. After all, we all made some rather awful hair mistakes back then, right?
Hot-Rollered to New Heights (And Widths)
Looks like dry straw and it would be itchy as hell!
This rather drastic cut
Now, there’s a lot to be said about being ‘edgy,’ but this takes things to a whole new level. I’m pretty sure that she ended up regretting this one.
Well, this is certainly ‘crazy hair’
Well, these girls are not afraid of a challenge. They needed some crazy hair for school and they certainly delivered on that one.
This funky hairstyle
This girl thought that this as a cool move, but she is so wrong. In a few years, she will look back on this and laugh.
This hair that’s as cold as ice
It must have taken a whole lot of time to create this rather bizarre look, but was it worth it? This is one of the weirdest ones.