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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Hair
When it was popular: 1988
Description: Part of bangs were teased to amazing heights, the higher the better, then moussed gelled or sprayed to within an inch of its life. The very front part was curled under on the forehead.
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Jacq - November 08, 2007 - Report this comment
My mom loved big hair. I remember she had me use the curling iron and half went up, hairspay while still in curler, and half went down, hairspray while still in curler. Then don't for get to tease!
jamie - April 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh Man, I could never get my hair big enough!!! I can remember spraying the sides with hair spray and driving with my head out the window to get the sides to REALLY stand way out. How embarrassing!!!
Tammy - April 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh My Gawd! Yes, the curling iron on the bottom half, but the best and fastest way for me to get the highest of the high? A blow dryer in one hand and a can of Aqua-Net in the other. Blow the hair straight up and the sides out while spraying at the same time. Bam instant BIG hair!
Dorene - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Did I have Big hair? I'm a Jersey-Girl...need I say more??
80sfan - May 23, 2008 - Report this comment
not only 1988, I'd say 1984-1990, before that it was just mostly big feathered hair. but it seems girls got their hair even bigger by 1988-1989
Wendy - June 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I think the bigger and taller the bangs the more popular you were!!! I cant tell you how much aquanet i used in the middle and highschool years!!!
Gabby - August 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree with 80sfan, only I recall the big bangs look all the way up until about 1993 or 4! :X
Dorene - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
For proof big hair lasted way beyond 1989, watch an early 90's episode of Full House!
Dorene - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
By the way, that's me in the photo above! (with the black background) Typical Jersey-hair, huh? lol
karen - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
i still have BIG BANGS!!!! no wonder my husband says i am STUCK IN THE 80s
Rita - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes i had the BIG HAIR!!! It would take me hours to to it.
80sfan - December 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I want this back!...big haired girls are hot.
hippie dippie - February 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I should have bought stock in hair spray in the 80's. While my daughter was getting ready for school all I could hear coming from the bathroom was the "pssssss" of the hairspray can. She could have gone outside during a hurricane and not one hair would be out of place. The hairspray left soooo much overspray all over the bathroom that I had to actually remove some of it with a razor blade. When she outgrew the aqua-net I redid the whole bathroom.
christie - September 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the worst time making my mother understand why my hair had to be so big. I hated it when my hair would fall. I felt as though my world was going to end, but now to see that my daughters are wanting to do the same just makes me laugh. Oh the memories... lol!
coffeeslopper - March 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have big hair, my husband loves it, and I believe its coming back!!!!! long live the "eighties"
Dean - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
These were as ubiquitous in the late 80s/early 90s as wings were in the late 70s. Just like with wings, the big bangs or big prow-shaped mass of hair on the forehead or whatever (it was the vertical front volume that was key) just like with wings, the big bangs were there no matter what the rest of your hair was like. If you had a ponytail, the big bangs were still there. If you had a chignon, the big bangs were still there. I remember people mocking them as "crispy bangs" at the time because they were crackly stiff with hairspray.
lesah5 - July 31, 2010 - Report this comment
My friend is still rockin the bangs and feathered hair. I had the exact hair as the girl in picture has!I thought it was my senior picture!
Jan Griffiths - February 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to work for Motorola (1981-2000), and found an old employee badge in a box out in the shed. I laughed at how big I wore my bangs back then. My husband thought I looked funny back then. (I wasn't married to him at that time).
Adriana - March 24, 2011 - Report this comment
my mom has big bangs while my hair is in a ponytail with normal bangs tho... much like Sandy's hair in 13 by the way and my hair has been like this since kindergarten...
Dnl - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Not to be rude, but this is one of the many '80s styles I could not wait to see disappear. The mullet is another one.

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