80s hair is back? Our 5 favorite flashback trends!

Am I having flashbacks?  Nope! Looks like the hair of my youth is making a comeback. Let's hope this trend brings less AquaNet than we used back in the day! The earth will thank us!

The good news is the opulent, teased, gelled-to-oblivion '80s hair is making a come back, in a subtle less over the top way. We have left behind the side ponys, feathered bangs and teased-plastered hair that doesn't move. So what's been seen on the runways?

First, Shaggy Bobs
Who can forget Blondie's punk shaggy bob in her Heart of Glass video?  This year on the runways we noticed this great signature look is coming back!

 Still shot from Heart of Glass video courtesy of youtube.com

Still shot from Heart of Glass video courtesy of youtube.com

Second, Rainbow Colors
We have Cyndi Lauper to thank for this! She was definitely a trend setter of this hair fashion. In the 80s she had bright reddish orange hair with streaks and sections of yellow, blue, purple, the list goes on. Thankfully this trend is making a comeback in a more subtle way, with Pastels, and highlights of bright fashion color mixed with your natural hair color. We have even done this on a few clients, check it out.

 image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca 

image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca 

Third, High Pony
This is an 80s trend we can all get on board with! Madonna has been know to sport the high pony quite a bit in her early career. And with all this crazy summer heat it's the perfect trend to make a come back.

 image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca

image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca

Fourth, Volume and Tight Curly Perms... yes I said perms...
If you're anything like me you think of perms and that awful smell that burns your eyes comes to mind! Well good news ladies, perms have come a long way, and formulas aren't as harsh and toxic as they used to be.  This is kind of a double, as Volume is all over the runway this years, which is what you get with a Tight Perm! Whitney Houston rocked the tight curly perm with Volume all throughout the 80s!

 image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca

image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca

Fifth, Shaved Patterns & Sections
This is another trend that Cyndi Lauper was in on since the beginning. She has inspired quite a bit of hair fashion over the years! But she's not the only one who loved this trend in the 80s, Will Smith, Boy George, Vanilla Ice. Recently many current celebrities such as Kelly Osborne, Rihanna, Demi Lovato and many more have been rocking the shaved sides!

above screen grabs courtesy of youtube.com