80s Hair Styles: They're Baaaaack
You know those pictures of you with the teased-up hair? The ones from the 1980s that you wish you could burn? Well, break out that hairspray again. Power hair from the '80s -- inspired by the likes of Joan Collins, Madonna and Jennifer Beals -- is back in a big way.
"I like to be the center of attention and big hair goes with it," said Jessica Gordon, who along with her two best friends had her hair crimped and teased at the Gemini 14 salon in New York's Greenwich Village before hitting Marquee nightclub last week.
Gemini 14 co-owner Kristin Barricelli has seen an "unbelievable increase" in women asking for high-rise hair. There are three types: the Cindy Crawford sleek supermodel look, the Madonna asymmetrical style, and the Lisa Lisa "curly girl" fad.
The Post spoke to eight salons, ranging from hipster haven The Beehive Salon in Williamsburg to Fifth Avenue's Garron, and they all agreed that wild, curly and frizzy locks are in.
"People are asking to look like the girls from 'Dallas,' " said John Hoad, manager of the Lower East Side's Pimps and Pinups.
Perms are even staging a comeback.
Perms were a "dead service" at Gemini 14 last year; now they expect 50 a week for the fall.
Abbey Theis, a colorist at SoHo salon Arrojo, says she's seen the number of perm clients jump from one a month to six a week.
"Perms have changed completely over the last 10 years," said Theis, who has permed her hair nine times and models her look on Beals, the "Flashdance" heroine. "Now people just want wild, crazy hair."
Even guys are getting in on the trend, according to Gordon.
"I see a lot of fades on the sides with big, bushy tops at the clubs," she said. "A lot of guys are looking '80s these days."