Back with a Vengeance – How to get that ‘80’s Style for Your Long Hair

If you love long hair but are tired of your classic, boring look, then it’s time to get a 1980’s hairstyles for long hair.  Along with bold colors, skinny jeans and floral prints, big, bold hair is back!

If you have long hair and want to give it a big, bold look that is fun, iconic and right on trend, then read on.

To begin, you will want to gather a few of these key items: Fine-toothed comb, a selection of scruntchies  and other fun hair clips, hot rollers, crimper, curling iron, gel and hairspray.

1980s Hairstyles for Long Hair

The ponytail is a classic look, but when you wear it just on one side, it’s all ’80’s. To get the look, comb hair to one side and secure with a scruntchie or clip. Give your pony a soft look by wrapping  1″ sections of hair with your hot rollers. Give your pony a punky look using your certified 1980’s crimper.

Crimp 1″ sections of hair from where it meets the clip full down to the ends. Both styles should be finished off with a good coating of hairspray.

The Lioness: Classic Big, Bold 1980’s Look

Getting big, bold hair isn’t easy, but the attention you get makes all the hard work worth it. Start with hair that has not been washed for a day or so. Work volumizing mouse from roots to tips. When the mouse is dry, start rolling up your hair into hot rollers. Use smaller rollers for the hair around the face and up top, larger rollers for underneath.  Once the rollers are dry, gently take them out. Use your fingers to separate curls. Tease roots on top for maximum big hair effect. Finish off the look with, you guessed it, lots of hairspray.

Mile High Bangs

Peacock bangs are the ultimate iconic look of the ’80’s, but getting them right can be tricky. You will need to use all the tools in your armory — gel, comb, curler, and hairspray. Start by spiking hair up with bangs. Curl as desired. Hold in upright position until dry. Hit with hairspray, let them dry, then hairspray again. If your bangs are upright and hard as a rock, you can consider yourself successful.

Playing around with hairstyles is a fun hobby for some, but an obsession for others. If you fall into the latter category you may want to consider sharing your talents with the world for a profit. A career in the beauty industry as a stylist may be for you.  Evergreen Beauty College is located in northern Washington in Everett, and can give you the training you need to give long haired clients that 1980s hairstyles they’ve always wanted.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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