Curly ‘80s Hair is Back!


Instragram Photo by @chadwoodhair
Instragram Photo by @chadwoodhair
Here are some words you never thought you’d hear again: ‘80s hair is back! Contrary to what you’re probably thinking, the styles we’re seeing today are quite an upgrade from the crunchy, frizzy looks of yesteryear. The shape may be the same, but hair products have greatly improved and the curls are much softer than what you used to see (and want to forget, honestly). Get some inspiration with our favorite looks below.

People are wearing their bangs curly (think Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing)! We think this look on Gabrielle Union is lit. Apply Unite’s BOING Defining Curl Cream from roots to ends and air-dry or diffuse and watch your curls multiply! 


💡x 💋

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Ciara is looking like a spitting image of Tina Turner with her shag hairstyle. Make sure your shampoo and conditioner is sulfate-free, to keep the frizz down. 


YES 🙌🏼 to these curls on @ciara, @cesar4styles #hairbrained #crafthairdresser

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Kaia Gerber perfects the hair flip and volume of the ‘80s. We’re thinking you’re going to need some gel for this one (another word we thought we’d never hear again)! 

Lily Collins switched up her curls in a big way at the Cannes Film Festival. Hair by Jen Atkin. They key for curling iron waves that won’t quit is hairspray.


A little sparkle, a touch of leather, and a whole lot of hairspray. My true 80's self...

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We’re sure you’ve seen this hairstyle on a few occasions this year. It’s the "it girl" look for Instagram—and every model seems to be sporting this chop. An all-over color really puts this hairstyle into retro territory.


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Let your waves fly free, and use some mousse to set and hairspray to shape this brushed back look. The way Shay Mitchell styled her hair and makeup brings it all together in the perfect way. 

The next trend we predict becoming popular is...crimping, but only if it looks as cool as this hair by Kristina Cheeseman

With all this inspiration, the next thing you should do is log in or register at Art of Business to stock up on curly hair products for your clients.

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