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Why was "big hair" such a big thing in the '80s?

 
 
Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 05:09 am
I never realized it or thought about it but a lot of people had big hair back then. Why was it such a big thing?
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 06:40 am
@JGoldman10,
I dunno - fashion is weird. I look back at photos of myself from then and wonder what the heck I was thinking.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 07:17 am
@jespah,
Did you get any of the PMs I sent you about other people here?
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 07:33 am
@JGoldman10,
Would you be so kind as to use the Help Desk for such things? I like to keep my PMs for my regular account and not for A2K business.

Many thanks.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 07:43 am
@jespah,
Okay-so all those people I reported I should submit a support ticket about them at the Help Desk?
Remember you told me in another thread to contact you regarding all those people I reported? You said I sent reports and people were trying to contact me regarding them and I didn't repond to them?
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 08:20 am
@JGoldman10,
Send a ticket to the Help Desk for whatever you wish to report.

And I only wrote to you because it was appearing that our responses to you via the Help Desk were not getting through (which can happen -- check your spam folder). That's all. Many thanks, gotta run!
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 08:22 am
@jespah,
bye
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Miller
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 09:52 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I never realized it or thought about it but a lot of people had big hair back then. Why was it such a big thing?


It's still a big thing. I love "big hair". Don't you?
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 10:19 am
@JGoldman10,
Every era has had its fashion "trends". In the 80's, t was big hair. In the 70's many women wore wigs, or falls. An actress, or an important person, starts a fad, it catches on with people, and it becomes popular.

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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 11:48 am
@Miller,
No.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 12:04 pm
because it was fun...what other reason is needed?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 12:06 pm
I never cared too much for hair trends even as a kid.
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 01:18 pm
different strokes for different folks
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 01:25 pm
I just love the big hair of the 70's, and the afros that black women would wear.
http://www.nndb.com/people/185/000024113/angela-davis-sm.jpg
Angela Davis was hot.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2011 02:14 pm
@InfraBlue,
I just love the big hair of the 70's, and the afros that some black women would wear.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 04:52 am
I've been wearing my hair in an Afro for years. When I was a kid I was made fun off because I had an Afro but now retro stuff is fashoniable.

I know about blacks having Afros. I was talking about white folks having big hair in the '80s.
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 06:37 am
@JGoldman10,
Like I mentioned before, every era has its "fads". You don't see many Afros on white people anymore. Ditto long hair and sideburns on men, ditto mullets. The styles come and go, sometimes returning years later in a slightly different form.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 06:38 am
@Phoenix32890,
That's because the Afro was a BLACK thing.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 06:47 am
@Phoenix32890,
This was what I meant by "big hair":

http://www.liketotally80s.com/images/80s-yearbook-18.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2257/2302439228_a67e890d34.jpg
http://tepblwd.wikispaces.com/file/view/big_hair.jpg/106446023/big_hair.jpg

This was the STYLE that was popular with WHITE FOLKS back then.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2011 06:49 am
@Phoenix32890,
I was wearing my hair in an Afro before it was popular again. I never paid too much attention too much attention to trends. I wasn't interested.
I can recall in the '90s I had my hair in a crewcut/cameo and tried to make it look like a hightop fade-I was trying to make it look like Kid's hair:

http://madamenoire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/KidPlayKid.jpg
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