80s Hairstyles

This video playlist features a whole range of brilliant, and not so brilliant hairstyles from the eighties - prepare yourself for some really shocking 80s hair!

Included is a British TV advert for Insette Mousse which features a whole range of 80s styles. You may want to pause the video to see all of them, though, as they appear at a pretty fast rate!

There are mullets galore in the third video slideshow, which features some quite amazing looks. How anyone ever ventured out of the house looking like this is beyond me.

"Get that 80s look" is a crazy video showing you how to get a really nasty 80's hairstyle. According to the uploader this is footage of a band he was in back in the 1980s. It's not recommended that you try this for yourself, unless you're going to an eighties party, of course. Maybe it would be better if you just bought a wig!

 

The Mullet

For those of you who don't know what it is, the mullet is a rather nasty hairstyle that is short at the front and sides, and long in the back, which became very popular during the 80's and into the early 90's. Well, okay, I suppose we all thought it looked good at the time as with many eighties fashions, but just why did Pat Sharpe keep his for so long? He was still exhibiting his flowing locks well into the 90's!

Australian actor and singer Jason Donovan, English DJ Pat Sharpe and American country Singer Billy Ray Cyrus were just a few of the well-known celebrities to sport this hideous hairstyle.

 

Now there's a fine example of a "super mullet". I've no idea who that guy is above, but that's one mighty haircut! Of course, the chap next to him is English footballer Chris Waddle. I didn't realise just how bad his mullet was until seeing this photo again!

Jason Donovan Neighbours Poster with 80s Mullet Hair

This is Jason Donovan back in the 80s during his Neighbours soap days. Actually, his mullet hair style isn't too bad in this poster and I've seen him looking a lot worse!

Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon - No1 Magazine 1984
Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon on the cover of a 1984 issue of No1 Magazine
80s Man with a dodgy mullet

 

Men's Hair in the 80s
80s Hair Metal Band Europe

"Get yer hair cut you long-haired hooligans!"

By the mid-80's, glam metal was experiencing major mainstream success, and with it came ultra long hair for men with styles including crimped and permed locks. 

The Quiff hairstyle became prominent in the second half of the 80s, with Rick Astley sporting one of the most memorable ones. But the style faded into obscurity (Even Rick grew long hair!) until a revival in the late 90s, due to the advent of the French crop, a modern version of the quiff, and continues through today.

Of course, the most extreme example of a quiff is now being sported by those annoying, camp Irish twins, Jedward.

 

Morrissey 80s Hair Style

The cover of Everyday is like Sunday

The best quiff award has to go to Morrissey, though!


Bros 80s Hair Styles
Bros had an almost military-style quiff hair cut 


 

 

Mullet Wig with Headband