Anyone miss the 80s?? Big hair ruled!
It was the best decade for bad hair for me!! I had my first haircut ever in 1984 and it was terrible!! Fast forward a few years when I discovered curling irons and Aquanet. My hair was suddenly the height of fashion (pun intended)! Boo for the 90's when straight hair was popular again!! :laughing7:
current products: vo5 strawberries and cream, garnier sleek and shine leave in, LOOB, biotera curl cream & gel, la bella lots of curls
LOL! Ah, Aquanet was like, what 99 cents a can? And it had to be the white and pink extra super hold. Not even rain could penetrate that stuff.
Aquanet and sun-in were the beginnings of ruining my hair. I haven't seen my natural color for 20 years. :laughing7:
I even miss the clothes. I feel like I'm one of the few who is not ashamed of the way she dressed in the 80s. The from the bad makeup to the bright clothes, I think it was just fun.
Well, I didn't like skinny jeans because I had too much butt and thigh in the 80s for them, but stirrup pants with a HUGE shirt...I could deal with them.
Now you're giving me flashbacks -
In my 6th grade picture I had huge, HUGE hair! Since I didn't know how to make it curly it was frizzy so I could just brush it up and it would stay there!
In middle school I carried around Aquanet to spray in the girls' bathroom, but I didn't really need it because my hair would stay big and poofy all day without it.
I think curly hair looks great big no matter what year it is! Wear your big hair with pride!
Oh no! Not the eyeliner.
I wasn't allowed to wear eyeliner so I was saved from that. But I still miss the day glo, fluorescent everything!
I used to love my oversized, big print Boy George lookin shirt (tied with a little knot at the bottom) over some fluorescent tights with giant fluorescent earrings and plastic fluorescent bangles to match.
You couldn't tell me I didn't look good.
Also forgot to mention my Miami Vice blazers! My favorite was a white crinkle, cotton one with HUGE shoulder pads. I looked like a line backer even though I was a 10 year old girl.
I wasn't allowed to wear makeup!! I used to steal my older sisters makeup and put it on in the bathroom at school. I was 10 in the 6th grade and the principal called home and left a message that the "Madonna look" wasn't approriate for school. Imagine what happened when I got home....lol!
I was 10 in 6th grade as well, but no older sisters to steal makeup from. But I got plenty of "candy" money for the corner candy store that I would save up and they always had little things of lip gloss and eye shadows that I would buy. I thought I could get away with the lip gloss, but my mom asked my teacher if I wore any makeup in school and the teacher said, "just a little lip gloss."
When my mom got home she went through my fluorescent yellow purse and found my makeup stash and threw it all away.
That was it for me and makeup.
Until 7th grade....
I was allowed to wear short skirts and ripped jeans but I had to wear leggins under them (no skin showing) and hair wasn't an issue but makeup was a no-no until I was 16. But that didn't stop me from wearing it. My grandmother was legally blind. :glasses9:
Stinks that most of the girls you work with haven't enjoyed the experience that was the 80s.
Makes me wonder what they will reminisce over?
"Remember when our hair was straight? And we all wore the flannel shirts? That was tooo funny!"
I wasn't allowed to wear short skirts but I would tear my jeans up until I looked like a homeless person! OH! And I would wear about 3 pairs of socks scrunched down and rolled my pants up so you could see them.
Sorry about your grandmom being legally blind, but I guess it has its perks! My parents could see everything I wore. My dad was more lenient than my mom, but for some reason my mom would try to steal my clothes. :roll:
2'ish, fine/medium ii, non-porous hair.
Guess you could say I had a faux-hawk..what else would you call a bananaclip style? Pulled to the top of my head and one strip of long hair sticking up. :toothy7:
Especially at the bolded part.
I luuuuuuv The Breakfast Club! But my favorite of all the 80s teen movies was - Better Off Dead with John Cusak! Oh how I love that movie!
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy, like that."
and - "I'm real sorry your mom blew up, Ricky."
I remember using a razor to scrape the Aquanet off of my bathroom mirror :eek:
OMG I can not get that stupid Lovin, Touchin, Feelin song by Journey out of my head now. Stop it girls! This is bringing back some hilarious memories!
Let's play identify these easy quotes from 80's movies (my personal favorite era...sigh) Hope I do not offend anyone by the quotes I chose but these are the ones I remember!
1. All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine.
2. Talk about lips. I mean, I'm old enough to be his mother, but when the Duck laid that kiss on me, I swear to God, my thighs just went up in flames. He must practice on melons or something.
3. No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food.
4. We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But, we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us: in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But, what we found out is that each one of us is:
A brain . . .
And an athlete . . .
And a basket case . . .
A princess . . .
And a criminal.
Does that answer your question?
:toothy7:Is the first one Fasttime at Ridgemont High?
lol!! I'm going to admit my shame though as say I didn't watch any of those movies until the 90s. I wasn't a teenager when some of them came out. :ncool:
Uh oh, here we go. I'm going to show off what a movie watching dork I am.
1. Speckla got it - Fast Times At Ridgemont High
2. Pretty In Pink
3. Sixteen Candles
4. The Breakfast Club
I know I'm not cool. :sad3:
I've seen all of those movies at least a billion times as a kid and will still look at them now once in a while as an adult.
Editing to say - I just saw that all the answers were already posted! lol I need to go back to bed.
I think you're pretty RAD too!
Nanoo nanoo - ohhh, dork not mork. fer sure
2'ish, fine/medium ii, non-porous hair.
I remember always wearing like two pairs of slouch socks. One foot would have a neon pink & neon green sock and the foot would have the same colors, but in the opposite order. I don't know if older people did this, but it was ALL the rage in 3rd grade.
eta: someone did mention wearing multiple pairs of socks...I missed it before.
BTW, I was born in 82 so there is a LOT of the 80s that I don't remember, so I probably identify more with the '90s as far as weird fads & fashion goes. I can tell you one thing that I don't think we'll ever forget -- wearing the straight leg jeans and rolling up the bottom. I can't really describe it, but you would make the bottom be totally fit against your leg and then roll it up an inch or more above your socks. It seriously looked horrible.
e(again)ta: It was called pinch rolling and I found a picture
I had hideous hair for part of my senior year: a burst of stand-up fuzz in front, and either my natural curls or straightened yuck in back. I remember I also found a leopard turtle neck pajama top which I wore to school:oops:
And then there were the pointy little flats, and the Laura Ashley dresses, and vintage sequin sweaters from our Mah Jong-playing Grandma's.
I shudder to recall it.
(On the subject of Aquanet, though, once I was in a ladies room at a dance club, and so many of us were using Aquanet that I began to be afraid what would happen if someone lit a cigarette
I did set my bangs on fire once!! I was lighting a cigarette for my sister and leaned over an old gas-burning stove....wssssssssosssssssh!!
Mall hair ruled!!
Oh those 80s.
Does anyone else still do Flashdance imitations secretly in their living room? My dogs get very excited when I do it.
Sweatshirts with the neck ribbing cut off (a la "Flashdance").
And the whole "preppy look" with Izod shirts, pink-and-green plaid and pearl necklaces. Ugh. ...
I remember really dressing up for work: suits, heels, pantyhose. (I know some people still dress up for work, but many don't these days.) I can't remember the last time I wore pantyhose!