I was born in the 80's and when I look back at my childhood photos I definitely cringe and wonder, "what on Earth was my mom thinking? That outfit, that hair..." I mean, realistically just about everything about fashion and hair in the 80's and 90's was pretty much terrible but it's been 30-45+ years and I think most of us put those painful memories behind us. OK, painful is a bit silly but you can see from the photos featured here that those hairstyles are one of the things that fall perfectly under, "keep the past in the past."
It's up to us to make sure our children never "suffer" these "atrocities." They'll have their own fashion faux-pas and cringe-worthy style shenanigans to worry about in a few decades, anyway!
It's kind of like a mullet, party poof in the front, straight to business in the back. Side note, though, can we discuss the glasses trend back then, too? No favors offered here.
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I literally had friends with this hairstyle, dang.
3. When in doubt, smile.
If your parents gave you a mullet with the bangs all the way up to your hairline, you may as well smile through it.
A nice, fluffy poof on top, and some sort of curled, braided pigtails. Two pink bows pull the look together. Let's not.
5. When frizz was in...
Today we would have nothing nice to say about this much frizz.
6. Here's another glamorous mullet.
I bet you never thought there was such a thing as a glamorous mullet before today.
How is it possible to make your hair this puffy?
8. A classic portrait.
I'd make that face, too, if that was my haircut.
9. Down the middle!
I'm going to assume that under the right circumstances these are actually awesome bi-hawks (AKA 2 mohawks) but in this photo... why?
10. The genetics are strong.
It's like the force but with more curls and hairspray.
11. Hairspray, what are you doing?
In the 80's and 90's hairspray should have been the enemy...
12. Punk rock.
Actually, I think some of these are still around.
13. Ah, yes...
This list would not be complete without a bowl cut.
The bangs, the curly sideburns... this is... glorious.
15. Rock out with your hair out...
The family that hairsprays together, stays together.