What Type of Hairstyle Was Most Popular for Women in 1980?


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The frizzed bangs and body (known as the "I'm-Closer-To-God-Than-You" bangs), the asymmetrical new wave and the side ponytail were three popular hairstyles for women in the 1980s. Some of the iconic punk styles of the '80s were not universally popular but helped define the decade.

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The first hairstyle consists of bangs that stand on end. They are designed to match the rest of the hair that had been frizzed to stand up. This is often achieved by either getting a perm or using a brush to create static.

The asymmetrical wave consists of one side of the hair being longer than the other. It creates a face framing effect.

The side ponytail is just a ponytail that is done to the side of the hair or slightly higher up than a normal ponytail but still to the side.

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