That big (big) hair. Those (weird) big hats. Those (awful) acid washed jeans. When it comes time for historians and sociologist to really dive in and dissect the 20th century, no decade could possibly stand out more than the 80s (literally; have you seen how big the hair was?).
In celebration of the film version of Rock of Ages, which is a tribute to the hair bands of the 80s, there’s no better time than the present to wax nostalgic about some of the most awkward trends of the ten years that saw the birth of Madonna’s career and the death of hair left to air dry following a shower (hello, Aqua Net).
Learn from the history of these photos past, or be doomed to repeat the denim vests and parachute pants. You have been warned.
Photo credits: Awkward Family Photos
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