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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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'80s Hair Tutorial?!

Hey guys.
We're having an 80s theme prom at high school (I'm in the band!), and was wondering whether any of you know how to get your hair in the "hair metal" style.

Something like this is what I'm looking for,





I know some of you guys lived in the 80s, so if someone could post a step-by-step tutorial, many thanks!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 04:50 AM
 
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blow dry your hair with mouse in it whilst scrunching it in you hands, then add some more mouse after and scrunch it in your hands and wait for it to dry naturally. Then scrunch your hair when it dry to break up the dried mouse and you should get lots of huge loose curls, be wanred though do not go anywhere where the atmosphere is humid, your hair will flop and then go frizzy!
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massive amounts of aqua net. Then, stay away from open flames.
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My 'friday night routine' was:
wash it, liberally apply conditioner then rinse.
wrap hair in a towel for about half an hour then blow dry on lowest setting.
comb/brush thoroughly.
Then 'back-comb' it - take a few strands of hair and starting at the end comb TOWARDS the root and apply gererous amounts of hairspray to keep it up...

http://www.tigertailz.co.uk/gallery/archive/


and yes we all want photos when you're done
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The trick is to spray and blow dry so it holds. Be careful of using too much spray as it can weigh your hair down...

I never used mousse, though I liberally used Stiff Stuff and Aqua Net. A very good spray that is out today is Aussie freeze spray. My other trick was using a small hair pick over a brush as it would allow me to get into smaller areas without messing up other finished parts.
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My 'friday night routine' was:
wash it, liberally apply conditioner then rinse.
wrap hair in a towel for about half an hour then blow dry on lowest setting.
comb/brush thoroughly.
Then 'back-comb' it - take a few strands of hair and starting at the end comb TOWARDS the root and apply gererous amounts of hairspray to keep it up...

http://www.tigertailz.co.uk/gallery/archive/


and yes we all want photos when you're done
Back combing FTMFW.

This is thoeretical of course. Genetics ensured long hair was never one of my features
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys, I'll have to try these out.

I'll post pics when/If I get it right.
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well that style of perm is called a loose perm,thats what you ask for in the hairdressers.i went to a crap hairdressers and she did the perm to tight,it looked like someone knitted my hair lol,wasnt funny at the time i can tell ya.
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blow dry your hair with mouse in it whilst scrunching it in you hands, then add some more mouse after and scrunch it in your hands and wait for it to dry naturally. Then scrunch your hair when it dry to break up the dried mouse and you should get lots of huge loose curls, be wanred though do not go anywhere where the atmosphere is humid, your hair will flop and then go frizzy!
It's almost as if you have done this yourself
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This thread should be a sticky one cause =

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Off to the hair dressers next week for a perm n' spray.

Oh, and I'll be walking home. Should get a few looks...
Oh how I long for an '80s revival, surely ones due...
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It's almost as if you have done this yourself
i do! there are quite a few pictures of me with big hair!
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Don't forget the makeup. Makeup was key to achieving "the look"

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6...onlook20th.jpg
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YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH A MULLET!!!!

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