Women's hairstyles in the 1980s were influenced by a variety of trends, including power suits, primetime dramas, and musical culture. The majority of hairstyles at this time emphasized volume and size, keeping in line with the decade's concern for wealth and influence. While big hair seems to become popular in nearly every decade, the Eighties are famous for the astonishing variety of voluminous hairstyles sported by women.
Other styles popular at the time mimicked the full, romantic fashions seen on popular soaps like "Dallas" and "Knots Landing." The rise in popularity of New Wave music also influenced 1980s hairstyles, contributing to the rise of short, asymmetrical haircuts. The following images show some of the typical hairstyles commonly seen in the 1980s.
asymmetrical cuts, romantic curls, and high-volume waves.