Eighties Hairstyles and Short Haircuts
Do you know one of the things I remember about hair in the 1980s? Everyone you looked at had hair that was styled very big. Even those who had thin hair would somehow manage to have big, voluminous hair in some way, either with back-combing, getting a body wave or hairpieces.
Pictures of Farah Fawcett's hair were on the front cover of practically all of the magazines on the rack, and everyone stayed home to see her on the television when they watched "Charlie's Angels." The coveted look was that of a lion's mane. Women surrounded their faces and necks with hair and more hair that tumbled far past their shoulders and well into the beyond.
The clippers were used liberally as the backs were clipped up and close to the nape of the necks. Some necklines were carved in an arch with a slight, subtle point on each side of the neck. This design was especially easy to do, if the client had a neckline that grew even and straight down. Not so easy to do, if she had an irregular neckline and naturally curly hair. And let me be the first to tell you, there was always a client who wanted that type of cut when her hair wasn't suited the best for it.
The crown area had plenty of poof and would ideally be about 6 cm in length. Height was very important in the crown. Ladies still deem this an important feature, so when they look in the mirror, they can see this perfect round-shaped head.
The desire for the types of bangs would vary. Sometimes there would be thin, poufy ones that would lay just in the middle of the eyebrows. Other times you would see the bangs as the longest area on the whole head that extended past her nose and further.
Everything was in perfect formation, as the top and crown would still have height. Usually when the cut involved long bangs, you would see their sides clipped up and around the ears.
There were also some haircuts that had hair that covered the middle part of their ears and could be brushed either toward the face or away from it in short layers matching the back. These were very chic and smart styles that paved the way for the earrings they wanted to wear.
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