Some popular hairstyles from the 1980s include the side ponytail and the rat tail. The big perm with bangs was also a common hairstyle during the 1980s.
The side ponytail style of the 1980s features a high ponytail on one side of the head. The style was typically worn using a scrunchie tie. Side ponytails of the 1980s were not subtle and left no loose strands dangling out of the ponytail. The side ponytail was often crimped or worn with bangs.
The rat tail was a male hairstyle from the 1980s that consisted of a long strand of hair at the nape of the neck. The rest of the hair was cut short aside from the rat tail section. The rat tail was worn loose or braided.