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Return of 80s Big Hair

Just how much mousse, gel, and hairspray can you go through in a week. If it's the 80s - lots!

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    Christine: Class photo
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    Joann: Going to the Club. My Saturday night outfit.
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    Lorraine: This is me circa 1986-87 with my Aqua Net teased as high as it would go hair. Notice the Motley Crue shirt and the standard tongue out for the picture. It looks ridiculous now, but they were fun times!!
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    Laura: This is me with my 80's "rocker chick" hair!! ... could put a nest in that!!
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    Gary: Heading to Club Fizz!
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    Jody: I had big 80s hair well into the 1990s! I was addicted to perms between 1984-2002.
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    Tina
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    Jennifer: This is from sophomore yr in high school, 1989! It stood 9 inches on top, and it was completely done all the way around my head! NOT just in the front like most of the girls had it!!! It took me close to an hr ever day to do! ahhhh.... How I miss big hair days! lol
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    Yolanda: It took me hours to do my hair and tons of hairspray :) but it was worth doing it :)
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    Katie: 80's hair and outfits. I can't believe that I had that big hair. I didn't use Aqua Net, I used Stiff Stuff hairspray and every night when I got a shower the water would bounce off of my hair. It took me forever to wash it out. Hope I win.
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    Molly: I spent hours on this 'do! They had to crop the top to fit it in the yearbook photo. Classic! My Dad used to measure the "height" of my hair with a ruler before I left the house. He told me one day I would regret the look, he was right!
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    Maria: That's me with my hair modestly done for my sister's baby christening!
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    Deb & Tom: Engagement picture... still together after all these years.
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    Dina: Look in the background Billy Idol, Kirk Cameron… Are these people still alive? LOL and we thought we looked hot... Second photo: On my way to a North Catholic dance with the only beer we could afford while underage drinking (Milwaukee’s Best) Hey, we needed to spend money on Aqua Net and jungle juice. Well if I win this contest I can laugh at my parents for calling my hair a rats’ nest... Luv ya, Mom!
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    Kim: Stiff Hair. My husband and I out on New Year's Eve.
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    Cyndi: I was known as "POOF" at Woodbury High School... can't imagine why... My real name is Cyndi. 1st pic is class pic. 2nd pic is of me just before I hit the Boardwalk in Wildwood. Jersey girls in the 80's had Big Hair, Big Belts, and Big Attitudes. I still have the attitude... LOL...
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    Colleen: I'm sorry but Snooki stole the bump from me!
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    Bunny: If there was 1 thing I LOVED to do, it was my hair! Loved to see if I could get it just a little HIGHER each time. I LOVE the 80's! As per my sister, I'm still there! But that's OK!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Bernadette
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    Tiffany: Me Heading out to Pulsations nightclub
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    Danielle: This picture was taken in 8th grade in Prospect Park Elementary.
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    Stacey: Brown Hair on end in Silver and Black Dress. Prom night.
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    Cara: I Wanna Go Higher. 1988... high school English literature class. Enough said.
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    Kim & Dave from Philly
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    Karen: Too much hair! The sides were pulled up and STILL it's too much hair! Too light, too poofy! And I thought that looked good? lol
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    Gina: Oh those Wildwood days! South Philly Hair spending time in Wildwood, New Jersey!
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    Deborah: Wine anyone? Care to share?
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    Renee driving a bus in 1987 to a bachelorette party!
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    Tabitha: Prom Night 1989. Back then it was like, normal to spend an hour on your hair and to use an entire can of hairspray in the process!
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    Lisa: Big 80s Hair Rocks
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    Theresa: 1986 Gordon Phillips Cosmetology School Brochure.....
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    Michelle: Me in all my junior high glory 1986... when you could Never use too much Aquanet or black eyeliner. Lol.
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    Jolie: Big hair with kitty
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    Geri
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    Gina
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    Alicia & Caryn: Dueling hair before a big night out! Of course, no one could get the hair higher than Alicia.
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    Tina's big hair. Me on the phone in the morning. I actually slept on my hair and it still looked like this the next day!
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    Angela: Here is my 10th grade big hair! :) That Christmas my parents bought me a case of Aqua-Net!! :)
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    Ronda's big hair
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    Millie: Green sweater, white hoop earrings, tons of makeup
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    Lisa's big 80's hair
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    Mari: Aussie Queen. This is a picture of me back in 1989. It took a half can of hairspray, a pic and a blow dryer to get it up that high!
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    Jennifer: Graduation.
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    Lisa: My Senior Prom 1989~ Theme Song "These are the Days to Remember" by Billy Joel
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    Carolyn: '91 Prom. There are NO words for that work of ART... LOL
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    Pamela: YOWZAH! Me (with my hubby) before one of his band gigs. Rock & Roll, baby! We lived it.
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    Dana: 1988 Audubon, NJ. Girls going to Taylor's, Cherry Hill. Me: purple dress.
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    Susan and Angela: It was junior year at Temple (1988) and we were on our way to Roosevelt's Pub at 23rd and Walnut. The bigger the better was our motto!
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    Brandi: "Stocking Stuffer" Asking Santa for hairspray and a Firebird during Xmas at my house.
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    Jen: 3 couples that went to the prom in 1988, and all three couples remain as MARRIED couples today in 2010 and we all of a lot of hair - just not so big.
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    Leanne: Holy hair!
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    Doug 'n' Patty: Here we are in the 80's. We dated a few years till life put us on different paths. 4 years ago we reconnected and have been together ever since and are now engaged!!!!
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    Colleen: Aquanet, Sun-in, sheet of bangs, and even a yellow hair clip (hiding in the Ronald McDonald look-alike pic)... welcome to 4 years of bad 80's hair!
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    Valerie: This was my graduation picture in June 1980.
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    Linda: Picking up my daughter from daycare.
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    Christy: Me (on the left) and my cousin Mellisa on the beach in 1988. I used a lot of Aqua net that day.
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    Kristina from Philly: Taken 1988 at an Arcade at the Cottman Mall. My Family called me "the Hair Monster", and my uncle gave me a case of hairsoray every year for Christmas, and, yes, it was Aquanet:))
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    Michelle: Fall Back Jersey Shore-FIST PUMP! Darlene & Michele originally from Jersey!
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    Jules and HER HAIR: Having short, thick, curly hair DID NOT stop me from GOING BIG. A mixture of mousse and haispray created my wall of hair. YIKES.
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    Rene: 1988 Spring sorority formal at Widener University. Not only did I have big hair, but my date had the skinny tie and the Vanilla Ice haircut.
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    Kim R. (and Paul Z.): Prom Night
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    Cris: I sure had it going on with this hair!
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    Christy: My Senior Prom 1987. I had to re-wash my hair 3 times, because I couldn't get it to stand up high the first 2 times.
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    Christine: This is a picture of me back in the 80's with my teased hair dew.
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    Lenore: This was going to the Richard Bey show for girls with really big hair!
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    Nicole's Hair Dooooo
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    Shannon and Robin: We never left the house without using a whole can of Aqua Net on our hair.
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    Sherri: First year in love, 1987
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    Jeannette: Prom 1988. Who had the bigger hair?
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    Missy's big hair
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    Andrea: Largest hair you've ever seen in South Jersey!!!
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    Dawn: Me and my high hair!
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    Gail: First day at Roxborough High School, Sept, 1986
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    Sharon: On my way to Club Tijuana on South Street!
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    Susan: Senior Pictures, 1988
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    Sonny: 1989 Prom. This was a pic sent to me that I barely remember. That's me in the white tux.
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    Gretchen: Big 80s Hair
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    Cathy's hair in the 80s
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    CR's Big Hair
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    Summer of '86
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    Shelly: Aqua Net was my best friend!
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    Alesha: GWHS Grad Pic. Taken summer of 1989.
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    Tony & Fran: Some Serious Aqua Net!
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    Stephanie: His 'n' Hers Big Hair. My high school boyfriend and I BOTH had big hair. Twenty years later, we reconnected and have been dating (again) for almost two years. We have less pouf now, but that's probably a good thing!
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    Jennifer: 15 and 6' tall. I'm really 5'3 but the hair added inches. (the brunette)
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    Brian wanting to be Bon Jovi.
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    Brian in a 80s band with spandex.
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    Tammi: Perm Gone Wrong. Aqua Net was my best friend.
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    Colleen: Philly Girl in W-Barre. Photo is from a formal event in college. Definitely had one of the biggest hairdos on campus. Big hair was my main attraction!!
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    Jennifer
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    Susan: My hair was so big I couldn't fit it all in on my drivers license. My husband says this is the girl he fell in love with. Thanks Aqua Net!!! oxox
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    Darlene: Rock Star Wannabes
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    Nicki
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    Heather: The Biggest Hair Ever!! This was me at my sophomore homecoming in 1989. Yikes! Look at that hair... Too much Aqua Net...
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    Angi: This is me from 1988 or '89 during my summer at Bloomsburg University. Teased and frizzed out to the end!
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    Maureen: My hair and I are on the far right.
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    Yvette: Hangin' Out. This is me and my friend Michelle just hanging out in my old apartment! Circa 1988. (I am the blonde on the left)
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    Tina: 1988 Senior Prom
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    Barbara: A Trip Back To The 80s. Picture taken in October of last year. For a themed 80s fundraiser. A whole can of Aqua Net.
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    Seaside Summer. Monica & Jodi at Seaside Heights summer of '86 & our BIG HAIR!!!
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    Maria: 80s Hair Patti Style. This was from '88 about, the night I went to see Patti LaBelle in Vegas!
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    Sherri from Reading PA
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    Sherri from Shillington
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    Sandie: My 80s hairdo! At least I thought I looked good.
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    Michele from Levittown. DON'T LIGHT A MATCH!
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    Michelle from Levittown, PA, 1988
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    Jacqui: Leaving the hospital after giving birth!
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    Jennifer: I so wanted to be a heavy metal rockstar c. 1985.
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    Jeannie: Good Times. Good Hair. This photo was taken in 1989 at a Cabrini College formal. It was just recently sent to me through Facebook and so many people have commented on it throughout the week. I thought I looked okay at the time... look at that smile!
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    Melissa: Photobooth flick from approx.1989. Left: Melissa, Right: Karrie
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    Leah: The Days of Big. Leah at her townhouse in the Northeast back in the days of BIG hair!!
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    Jennifer
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    Teresa
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    Gretchen
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    Heather: Q-Tip Head. Circa 1987 do. Daily rituals entailed application of a bunch of Stiff Stuff, aerosol super hold Aqua Net, and when out anything I could get my hands on in the house. This was followed by blow drying my hair upside down for at minimum 15 minutes. Seriously, my parents had to throw away my childhood bureau since the build up of products was so bad!! Billy Idol was my idol!! Nicknames in High School: Q-tip, spike, stick-up, frou, and Don King. It wasn't pretty. Couldn't wear the cap at graduation.
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    Lisa: Big Hair at the Shore! Getting ready for the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore. High Hair, tan & silver belt. Pretty sure I had the shoes to match...
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    Sue
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    Heather's big hair photo '88
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    Miriam: This was me in beauty school!! LOL!!
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    Theresa: 27 Dresses! This hairdo was designed by Ray of Studio 19 Hair Salon in Brooklyn NY. Ray did my hair and make-up for Pat and Larry Warnick's wedding. I was the Maid of Honor...also referred to as Marge Simpson that day! Ray lived to do my hair. He claimed it was the closest he will get to doing hair for Vegas showgirls!
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    Patricia: 80's Nightclub High Hai. Picture of me in 1986-87 going out to a nightclub called Club Ciao in NE Philadelphia.
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    Melissa from Philly
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    Larry: This is my sister's big hair.