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80s Black Hairstyles

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80s Black Hairstyles

The great thing about hair is that there are several ways to wear out a style and similarly, most of these hairstyles can be reinvented in several ways. If you don’t want to cut up your hair, you can go for a short weave or simply pin up your hair in the desired style. Likewise, a long weave can instantaneously get you that long hair trend that you want. In the spirit of the 80s and 90s, be adventorous and free-spirited when it comes to reinventing the hairstyles from those days. Some of the outfit trends from back in 80s and 90s have also come back in trend including dungarees, checked long sleeved shirts and crop tops. Why not try to pair your reinvented 80s and 90s hair with a reinvented 80s or 90s outfit?
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80s Black Hairstyles

Big, puffed up hair was huge back in the 80s going into the early 90s. During the mid-80s women would perm their hair so that they could achieve their desired volume. Think about Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle and Maria Carey; they all spotted this big hair back in the 80s and 90s. So how can you re-invent these sky-high hair trends that most would say were borderline messy?
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80s Black Hairstyles

Puff Daddy and the family’s  appearance on the Today Show, to promote his sold out concert tour “Bad Boy Family Reunion”,  reminded us of the big puffed up hairstyles, permanent waves, Mohawks, mullets and soft cuts were all the rage back in the 80s going into the early 90s. Sure enough Sean is still sporting the waves he has become famous for as well as his music.  Brightly colored hair accessories also went with the decades. Most people who grew up during these decades look back and wonder how they ever got around to leave the house looking how they do. Beauty, just like fashion, re-invents itself and most of these hairstyles from the 80s and 90s have made a comeback as some of the must-try hair trends.
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80s Black Hairstyles

The blunt-cut is yet another popular 80s hair trend, which involved having the hair cut up all in one length. In the 80s it was often accompanied by puffing, creating a puffed up round look. However, with its reinvention texturizing to minimize on bulk at the ends creates movement.
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80s Black Hairstyles

facebook dialogPinterestThe Permed Fe-MulletThe origin of the '80s fe-mullet just might have been Prince, who rocked his own version of this cascade of curls in the era of Purple Rain. Unfortunately, the look didn't really translate well to women, as is evident in this unfortunate photo of Blair from The Facts of Life.facebook dialogPinterestPut a Bow on ItOK, younger '80s kids. Behold your probable hair hero: Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell. She knew how to tease it, tie it back, and top it all off with a cute bow for a playful, junior-high take on Cyndi Lauper outrageousness.
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80s Black Hairstyles

This ’80s cut is called the Shag—it is part fade, part Afro—also known as “the black man’s mullet.” Nine-to-five in the front, house party (complete with dance battle) in the back. Theo and Cockroach had one, most of New Edition had them, and Kanye rocked this throwback cut for a while during his 808s & Heartbreak days. The black mullet has been a style through the decades, but we are fine seeing this one fade back into the hairstyle archives.

80s Black Hairstyles

The mullet, popularly referred to as the ‘short in the front and party in the back hairstyle,’ was one of the popular hair trends back in the 80s. It was characterized by short hair at the sides and front with long hair running down the back. It was mostly popular with working class men and popularized by musical icons including Lionel Richie and Michael Bolton who spotted the look. It might seem next to impossible to want to reinvent this trend, but the trend already made a comeback on fashion runways. Toned down variations of the mullet hairstyles have been spotted by several celebrities, but it a statement hairstyle for the brave at heart.
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80s Black Hairstyles

Bangs were a major staple in the ’80s and ’90s. But we are more than happy to leave behind these teased and feathered-to-the-heavens bangs. School Daze gives us tons of hairstyles to be nostalgic over, and a commentary on colorism and intracultural discrimination that is still super relevant. Oh, and this middle-part slickdown that Giancarlo Esposito (pictured, left) sports is a bonus on this list—let’s leave that behind, too.

The 1980s might get a bad rap when it comes to hair, but there are plenty of ways to channel the decade of neon eyeshadow, original Nintendo and acid wash without looking like something out of The Wedding Singer. (Heck, even skorts are having a renaissance!) Here are 17 of our favorite modern takes on ’80s hairstyles — no Aqua Net required.
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What are you waiting for? Go and run into your nearest hairdresser and get the best haircut you desire. We hope you loved these selected black men haircuts. If you want to see more hairstyles, check out Hairstyle Evolution: The 40 Best Men’s Hairstyles in 40 Years. Don’t forget to share the hairstyle you loved on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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The side ponytail was quite popular back in the 80s. It was often worn tight and high, but to reinvent it go for a looser and lower lying side ponytail. To make it even more updated, add a braid detail or hair bow to your side ponytail.
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Gumby was a weird claymation humanoid character that was on television starting in the 1950s. Who decided that this no-clothes-wearing, fictitious, inanimate object should become a style inspiration is beyond us. But everyone was sporting the Gumby in the late ’80s and ’90s—extra fly points if you had those cuts in the side. 
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T3 blow-dryers are to the 2010s what Conair hot rollers were to the '80s. The trick was to use big rollers all over your head, to roll back everywhere except the base layers (which got rolled under), and then after everything had cooled down, to tease it all out to cotton-candy airiness and lock it all down with hair spray. This was the preferred style of socialites and sorority girls.
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The origin of the '80s fe-mullet just might have been Prince, who rocked his own version of this cascade of curls in the era of Purple Rain. Unfortunately, the look didn't really translate well to women, as is evident in this unfortunate photo of Blair from The Facts of Life.
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OK, younger '80s kids. Behold your probable hair hero: Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell. She knew how to tease it, tie it back, and top it all off with a cute bow for a playful, junior-high take on Cyndi Lauper outrageousness.
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Those gorgeously fluffy curls. The headband. The off-the-shoulder sweatshirt. (OK, that has nothing to do with hair, but it really worked.) Who didn't want to be Jennifer Beals in the '80s? For Beals, the look came naturally. For the rest of us, there were perms and body waves.
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6. Crimping: Crimping irons flew off shelves in the ’80s and had a resurgence in the late ’90s (thanks, Britney). Go a subtler route, a la Naya Rivera, by using a flat iron to crimp your locks. (Photo via Michael Tran/Getty)
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8. Shaved Patterns: Dudes owned this trend in the ’80s, but now ladies are rocking the geometric patterns. Have your stylist get creative with the razor on the side of your head, or at the nape of your neck. (via StayGlam)
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facebook dialogPinterestThe Madonna Wrap-UpMadonna gave so much good hair in the '80s, but our favorite was her slightly punk teased chignon finished off with a thick piece of fabric tied into a loose bow. Those “Lucky Star”/”Borderline” days delivered all the sexy texture we craved as teenagers with a new badass way to wear the bows we still had around from childhood.facebook dialogPinterestFeathered Like FarrahParted down the middle with your bangs and short side layers curled back and frozen in place with hair spray, Farrah Fawcett made this look iconic. Then Jenilee Harrison of Three's Company adopted it, and everyone from your best friend to your third-grade English teacher was wearing it.
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Hot-Rollered to New Heights (And Widths)T3 blow-dryers are to the 2010s what Conair hot rollers were to the '80s. The trick was to use big rollers all over your head, to roll back everywhere except the base layers (which got rolled under), and then after everything had cooled down, to tease it all out to cotton-candy airiness and lock it all down with hair spray. This was the preferred style of socialites and sorority girls.
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The Permed Fe-MulletThe origin of the '80s fe-mullet just might have been Prince, who rocked his own version of this cascade of curls in the era of Purple Rain. Unfortunately, the look didn't really translate well to women, as is evident in this unfortunate photo of Blair from The Facts of Life.

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