%% Image and caption selected per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1313036442004211200
%% Please do not change or remove either without starting a new thread.
[[caption-width-right:260:Ah, the '80s, when Aqua Net, Jhirmack, and Vidal Sassoon thumbed their noses at gravity.[[note]]From top to bottom: Alexis and Krystle from ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', members of Music/{{Poison}}, and Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock[[/note]]]]

->''"One must never underestimate the power of a good hairdo. I'd like to write a song about hairdos -- not about the people under them; then the 'dos have the power by themselves."''
-->-- '''[[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]]'''[[note]]who, ironically, did not suffer from EightiesHair[[/note]]

You are flipping through channels. Suddenly a woman comes into view that has huge bangs[[note]] ''British English'': fringe[[/note]]. You can't help it. You shout "'80s Hair!" Be it the Jheri curl, wanton crimping, the feathered and volumized big hair, the box cut, or the mullet, hair from TheEighties [[{{Pun}} sticks out]].

As one can see from the photographs displayed at right, there never has been one standard template for '80s Hair, and the trend evolved along with the decade itself. The earliest examples were, at least for women, an outgrowth of SeventiesHair, after females switched from the long, straight "hippie" style of the late Sixties to the voluminous, wavy style (think Farrah Fawcett) starting about 1976. Later, as the PunkRock aesthetic went mainstream, males also joined the fun, and both sexes increased the height and/or curliness of their hair and dyed it blond or other vibrant colors; this "big-hair" trend arguably reached its [[StealthPun zenith]] about 1987 (although, ironically, the phrase "big hair" didn't start showing up in the popular media until 1989, at which point the fad was beginning to fade). The closing years of the decade then saw a gradual phasing out of the style, especially for men, with boys' hairstyles getting shorter than they had been at any point since the mid-1960s, but often retaining the 1983-1987 glossiness and puffiness.

As a result of the decade's relevance in pop culture, these hairstyles have been constantly featured in many works on the ensuing decades, being notoriously portrayed in TheNineties and TheOughts as {{impossibly tacky|Clothes}}. TheNewTens' fascination with everything 80s however has led to a [[PopularityPolynomial public revival]] of the same 'dos that ''no one'' would want to get caught dead with ten years ago.[[note]]Although at the moment, the hair-head ratio is far smaller and heavy dying is still not mainstream, but is more popular than metal hairstyles[[/note]]

Also a reaction to [[Series/KnightRider Michael Knight]], [[Series/MacGyver MacGyver]], etc.

This trope even exists in {{anime}}, which normally has [[AnimeHair its own kind of crazy hair]].

When this occurs in material that is supposed to be set in the future (relative to the time it was created) you have an example of NoNewFashionsInTheFuture.

A SubTrope of FashionDissonance and BiggerIsBetter.

Compare GiantPoofySleeves, MegaTwintails, FiftiesHair, SeventiesHair and NinetiesHair.

It's very rare you see anyone with '80s hair waking up at 4am to fluff, blowdry, tease, iron, crimp, and apply tons of hair product. They appear to have somehow [[RuleOfGlamorous magically]] woken up with the full 'do, or you see two seconds of blow-drying.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' is a rather glaring example... especially since it's supposed to be set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. JustifiedTrope, since it's noted that the Eighties has come back in fashion - Priss's band plays "oldies", aka Hair Metal/Glam Metal.
* Creator/ShirowMasamune works ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'', ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'', and ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' are all full of '80s hair, since they were all drawn in the '80s. The anime adaptations from the 2000s generally avert this with giving most characters altered haircuts.
** Except for Togusa from ''Ghost in the Shell''. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/GITSSAC2-06.jpg The MacGyver mullet stays!]] This along with him carrying a (by that time antique) Mateba semiautomatic revolver and not having the same level of cyberization as his teammates add to the image of him being out of place.
* ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'': This anime was made in the middle eighties, and the character's hairstyles reflect this. Nei Mo Han is a big offender, with her giant, floating mane, held by a hair band. And Daba wore a mullet when he was younger!
* In ''WebVideo/WeddingPeachAbridged'', Limone mocks Pluie's "hideous devil mullet."
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is notorious for this despite being a 2000s series. Many fans think that the mullet is a [[PowerMakesYourHairGrow symbol of power]]. Kubo never did get over the eighties, did he?:
** Grimmjow's release is a rather glaring example.
** During the fight with Ulquiorra, Ichigo begins sporting a mullet as well. Thankfully, it doesn't last very long.
** And guess what? Aizen began sporting a mullet too.
** After using [[spoiler:Final Getsuga Tensho]], Ichigo gets one again.
** After the timeskip, Renji manages to get a mullet that comes out of his pony tail.
* Every Creator/YuuWatase {{bishounen}} ever is all mullet.
* Likewise, every single "young" Creator/RumikoTakahashi characters have the Poofy Hair syndrome.
* ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'' is a crowning achievement in '80s cheese, complete with giant feathered hair on most characters.
* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Bat sports a Mel Gibson-esque mullet once he grows up.
* Every ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show set in the UC era, due to the fact that the most notable of UC shows were made in the eighties. ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'', set during UC 0096, keeps this for the sake of continuity, even though it ''started'' in 2010.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' gives us the franchise's crowning examples of this trope with Kyara Soon and Illia Pazom, both of whom wouldn't look out of place in ''WesternAnimation/JemAndTheHolograms''.
** It does get considerably better in the 0100s, with ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V Gundam]]'' having much less '80s hair, having been made in the 90s.
** ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' though featured some main characters like Kyoji who sport arguably mullets.
** Kio Asuno in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]'' and Season 1 Saji Crossroad from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' both sported what could be arguably mullets.
** ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamThePlotToAssassinateGihren'''s artwork can look rather odd because of this. All of the new characters are drawn in the style of modern manga and anime, with bishie looks, and modern haircuts. All of the characters from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' are drawn with their eighties looks and hairstyles intact.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' first aired in 1986. It shows! Sideburns abound, seriously. Also a glaring example (in the anime) of YouGottaHaveBlueHair, which, when combined with this trope, is a little weird.
** It gets ''more'' than a little weird during the Sanctuary/Golden Cloth arcs, where [[ThePhoenix Phoenix]] [[TheSixthRanger Ikki]] has a decently sized mullet hanging down, but when he donned the Phoenix Cloth's helm, his mane was suddenly drawn as flowing halfway down his back.
* Folken from ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne'' has a mullet.
** So does Giovanni Gallo from ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'' (which was made by the same people behind Escaflowne.)
* ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'' is another fantastic example. Especially notable is Ryo, who looks like part of a Hair Metal band. Then again, before becoming a SuperRobot pilot, he kinda was.
* ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' stars a main character with a headband and some impressively huge bangs, even for an anime. Not much of a coincidence since the original novels began in the '80s.
* The original ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' is an extremely notorious perpetrator of the Poofy Hair syndrome, especially Kei. And especially Yuri.
* Due to the eras when they were in vogue, anime with character designs by Akemi Takada and Atsuko Nakajima were all over this trope. Their early-to-mid '90s designs were no exception.
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. "You're already mulleted."
* Quite a few of the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' guys have mullets, as mocked in WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries.
* In the Karaoke Christmas Special of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Tatsuya and his bandmates exhibit this.
* Oh ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', you and your love of [[http://pics.livejournal.com/gosurori_otaku/pic/00003093/s640x480 mullets]].
* In ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', where most of the male eye candy has standard nineties {{Bishonen}} hair, Akio's lavender mullet not only stands out sharply, but wonderfully compliments his [[CoolCar car]] [[TechnologyMarchesOn phone]] as well.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', [[http://cyclopsphoto.ca/temp/young_kiryuin_ragyo.jpg Ragyo]] and her husband [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/884985f055262330772dea87b948e069/tumblr_inline_n1amixAKGr1rj0how.jpg Soichiro]] are shown to have fairly '80s hairstyles during flashback segments.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Dio Brando: proof that the mullet existed in the 1800s. Ironically, his hair is a good deal shorter in the part ''set'' in the 1980s (albeit still kind of feathered).
* Hibari's hair in ''Manga/StopHibariKun'' gets even more 80s than it normally is when she sings in a band.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/TeenTitans: ComicBook/{{Starfire}} and that...''[[http://www.hyperborea.org/flash/bigimages/starfire.jpg thing]]'' she's got attached to her scalp. Her hairstyle has changed over time. It's [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/8603/1136910-4_super.png wavy]] more-so than curly; it's incredibly long and thick, but it looks like normal hair nowadays. Her ''ComicBook/TinyTitans'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' depictions show her with straight hair, though they've both temporarily been shown with the original style as a MythologyGag.
* ''ComicBook/IronMan'': After moving out to California in the mid-80s, and not long before the ''Armor Wars'' arc, Tony Stark was convinced by a hairstylist whom he dated for a while to give him a perm. It lasted up until 1990, when some [[DependingOnTheArtist fill-in artists drew his hair inconsistently]] before a new creative team cleaned it up for ''Armor Wars II'', ditching the curly perm for good and eventually settling on a modern take on his classic haircut.
* Even though it was during the '90s, Franchise/{{Superman}} had a mullet after his resurrection.
* Fire from the ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational''. Ice even {{Lampshaded}} this at one point by saying that she and Fire looked like extras from a HairMetal video.
* The comic book sequel to ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', ''The Good The Bad And The Uglier'', presumably wasn't able to acquire permission to use a likeness of Clint Eastwood in the role of [[ManWithNoName Blondie]]. As a result, he's hilariously replaced with a near-perfect likeness of [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]], complete with a charmingly anachronistic mullet. Lampshaded in that the first scene in the comic shows Blondie walking into a barber's shop for a haircut, but it's a ruse - he leaves his boots under the barber's smock and escapes through the back door to surprise the sniper watching him through the window. When the barber offers him a complementary shave and haircut, he frustratingly declines.
* {{Deadpool}} once made fun of {{ComicBook/Daken}}'s mohawk-mullet combo. He got his hand cut off for his trouble.
--> ''(after imitating a telephone conversation)'' [[XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack It was 1986. It wants its hair...]] ''(notices the stump where his hand should be)'' ...back...
** An amusing bit of HypocriticalHumor on Deadpool's part, since some flashback sequences show that Wade Wilson had a blond mullet that would do [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Liquid Snake]] proud when he still had hair.
* When Todd [=McFarlane=] drew SpiderMan in the late '80s he not only gave Spidey a new look but made his new bride Mary Jane over by changing her hairstyle from her old hairstyle, [[http://www.comicsreporter.com/images/uploads/fffmaryjane.jpg (long and straight with bangs),]] to full on [[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/amazing-spider-man/309-4.jpg big, permed out Eighties hair.]] This is arguably justified. Since MJ is a fashion model and actress, it only makes sense for her to take to the latest styles (even if the look doesn't age well as real-world years go by).
* The female X-Men Storm and Rogue got big hair when Marc Silvestri became penciler in the late Eighties. Also extra-dimensional Longshot joined the group bringing his trademark mullet with him. Jean's hair also remained large and wavy for quite a while.
* ComicBook/SheHulk, at least until her mini before ''Civil War''.
* George Pérez seems to like this. Just look up his designs of WonderWoman and Scarlet Witch, for example.
* Infamously, the [[ComicBook/SecretWarsII Beyonder.]] Although the fact that he had no experience with the world and, therefore, no ''taste'' was certainly deliberate in his clothes, etc.
* [[ComicBook/StrontiumDog Durham Red]], particularly when drawn by Carlos Ezquerra.
* Janice from the Daughter of the House story in girls' comic Mandy is a clear example, even though the story was actually published in 1990: [[http://comicsuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=6570#p86590]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. Doubly impressive in that Ariel's hair is like that when she's out of the water and sopping wet. Not even the power of the ocean can defeat THAT volume. Underwater... well, hair spreads out underwater. This is why female scuba divers keep theirs short.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'':
** Adagio Dazzle, the lead villains of the film, has a ridiculously poofy hairdo straight out of Hasbro's '80s franchise ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''.
** The Crusaders (human version of the CMC) sport the same hairdos as their counterparts in "The Show Stoppers" episode from ''Friendship Is Magic'' during the BattleOfTheBands.
** In the short released for the CutSong "Friendship Through the Ages", fittingly for the style of her segment, Pinkie Pie sports a very '80s-ish crimped side ponytail hairstyle, looking pretty much ''pixelated''.
* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' managed to do this with non-anthropomorphic dogs. The fluff of fur on Rita's head looks awfully 80s.
* Sibella, Elsa Frankenteen, and Phantasma of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'' invokes this trope.
* Of all things, ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''. Yes, it was set in the '80s, but Ozymandias's... floppy... side-banged... thing is the only really egregious example, and it stands out all the more strongly because of it. He still manages to induce all kinds of PerverseSexualLust anyway, because it looks damn good on him.
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** ''Film/AViewToAKill'' was the only Bond film from the '80s to truly show this, from Stacy's feathery bangs to May Day's box cut. To say nothing of the ladies' ''makeup''...
** ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'': Creator/PierceBrosnan kept his poofy ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' hairdo[[note]]this was done on purpose to appeal to Brosnan's fans from the show[[/note]] (but toned down a bit) for his first outing as James Bond; in fact, the easiest way to tell that he only filmed one gun barrel scene for his run as 007 is his big hair. He changed to a more modern style by the time ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' rolled around.
* ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'', taken to [[UpToEleven extremes]].
* Evidently, viewers of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' were too distracted by...something... to notice that Jareth's hair is a damn good example of eighties hair. The protagonist, Sarah, wears another standard '80s style through most of the film, but gets glorious '80s hair in the masquerade ball scene.
* ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'', being set in the '80s, has a few good examples.
* Eriq [=LaSalle=]'s character in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'' and his ''entire family'' all have Jheri curls, leading to a hilarious moment when his family stands up... and they all leave behind "juice" stains on the couch.
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
** Who could forget Sarah Connor's massive femullet in ''Film/TheTerminator''?
** Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as the T-101 also had a mullet of sorts only to get trimmed down after being burned by an explosion in an alley during an initial chase scene. By the time of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', it's gone and has been replaced his more familiar haircut, which in the second and third films vaguely resembles the first film's T-101's post-burned hairdo. The mullet would not return until ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' which the prototype T-101 had and ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' where the first film's T-101 makes a brief return in a timeline reset.
** ''Terminator 2'' did feature John's friend Tim, who has one of the most '80s mullets of all time.
* ''Film/WorkingGirl'' has some truly spectacular examples, particularly Creator/JoanCusack's hair, which defies the laws of physics.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/JoeDirt'', where the eponymous Joe Dirt has an ass-ugly mullet. Its actually a wig his mother put on him as a baby, on account him being born without the top of his skull. The bones apparently grew and got infused with it, leaving poor Joe stuck with it.
* Some of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward's sisters in ''Film/TheFighter'' as evidenced in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTb085NFa3E clip]].
* Creator/HeatherGraham in the 1988 teen comedy starring the two Coreys, ''Film/LicenseToDrive''.
* Almost everyone in ''Film/TheLostBoys'' has Eighties Hair, especially [[http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/images/thelostboys.jpg the eponymous vampires]].
* In the flashbacks to the '80s in ''Film/TheWood'', the common hairstyles for black men during the '80s are shown, such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jheri_curl Jheri curl]] and the high top fade (basically Will's hair in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'').
* When Jules and Vincent enter Brett and Roger's apartment near the beginning of ''Film/PulpFiction'', Jules calls Roger "Flock of Seagulls" because of his '80s haircut. The character is even referred to as Flock of Seagulls in the stage directions of the movie script.
* In ''Film/GirlsJustWantToHaveFun'', Lynne's hair gets progressively more outlandish. SpoiledBrat Natalie Sands's hair remains consistently puffy and frizzy.
* The two female leads in ''Film/NightOfTheComet'' have hair that is so '80s it hurts! Their valley girl personas don't help things either.
* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', [[http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/twokhd/twokhd0421.jpg Khan and his followers]] look like the entourage of a hair metal group.
** In ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' and ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', [[http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tsfshd/tsfshd0148.jpg Uhura]] sported a jheri curl.
* ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'' was released in 1987, and it's obvious! Almost every female character in the movie has '80s hair to the extremes, and a number of guys have mullets, even in flashbacks taking place in 1957. Jess is the worst offender. She had a full-on '80s afro!
* During the opening credits of ''Film/QueensLogic'', Al is driving around when he comes cross a woman with full-on '80s hair, and can't resist commenting:
-->'''Al:''' You don't know me, and I don't know you, so let's cut to the chase, shall we? Your hair! Hey, I'm just trying to be honest here! I don't know if it's a wig, or what, but I can work with that!\\
'''Woman:''' (''chuckling'') Go away, Al, before I do you with my hairspray.\\
'''Al:''' Hey, I'll come back later with some hedge clippers; we'll do a sexy hair-cutting thing!
* ''Film/RockOfAges'' is of course chock-full of it, seeing as it takes place on 1987's Sunset Strip. Among the few actors who didn't have their hair to be restyled was Russell Brand (Lonny) who walked onto the set with a massive mullet already. Subverted somewhat, in that the hairstyles are modern cuts, clearly teased and blowdried that way. No-one seems to have gotten the layered cut required to have true '80s hair.
* ''Film/RoadGames'': The hitchhiker's feathered cut, the serial killer's beard and unkempt mullet, and the trucker's moustache and short back and sides.
* ''Film/PurpleRain'' is glutted to the gills with this, in part because so many of the characters (not least the protagonist) are Black, and are sporting Jheri curls and the like. However, ''all'' of the characters under age 30 (and some over it, too) seem to have '80s Hair, regardless of race - with a few exceptions like the [[TheQuincyPunk Mohawk-wearing "punks"]] we see in the opening montage.
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': The film's main setting is 1983.
** Professor X, Havok and Quicksilver can pull off the mullet look much better than a lot of the male celebrities of the era.
** Raven Darkholme's crimped hairdo is a cross between Music/{{Madonna}}'s and Music/CyndiLauper's in the early '80s.
** Warren Worthington III's curly mane is Music/BillyIdol-esque.
** Nightcrawler's bangs come straight from Music/AFlockOfSeagulls.
** Creator/RoseByrne likens Agent Moira [=MacTaggert=]'s hairstyle to ''Film/WorkingGirl''.
* The cheesy sci-fi movie ''Film/{{ROTOR}}'' is unabashed in its love of the mullet.
* ''[[Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes Return of the Killer Tomatoes]]'' came out in '88, and it shows. Creator/GeorgeClooney's mullet is just the tip of the ice berg.
* In the beginning of ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', Sue treks through the Australian Outback with gloriously feathered mane ''completely intact''.
* The 2015 ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms'' remake replaces most of the hairstyles with popular 2010s styles like sidecuts and [[DyeHard dyed hair]]. The titular Jem however has absolutely ''huge'', very long hair.
* Talena from ''Outlaw of Literature/{{Gor}}'' has some huge '80s hair, which the crew of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' take a couple jabs at in their commentary. This is despite being set on a whole other planet from Earth which is ostensibly in a MedievalStasis.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/FamilyTies'': While Mallory was the only one to wear an 1980s-style hair throughout the run, and Jennifer eventually began sporting such hairstyles late in the run, various bit and one-time characters sport these. The most obvious example was the 1986 two-part episode "It's My Party" (actually aired in 1987 as part of the fifth season, even though it was produced more than a year and a half earlier). Here, Jennifer's new friends -- all valley-type girls who are supposedly popular but instead are disrespectful to teachers, skip school and spend most of their time at the mall -- all sport blatantly 1980s hairstyles. Perhaps the attitudes of Jennifer's new friends, plus Alex's comment midway through the show about the girls ("I am running out of normal sisters") was meant as a sly commentary for 1980s style, fashion and teen culture.
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'': Especially during the 1985-1988 era. All four of the core girls -- Blair, Jo, Natalie and Tootie -- have very '80s hair and fashions. George (George Clooney in his first major TV role) had this, as did Andy during his run, and then so did Pippa (Sherrie Krien, later known as country singer Sherrie Austin) when she came aboard in 1987.
* ''Series/HappyDays'': Many of the younger characters had very 1980s hairstyles and fashions. This, on a TV show that was set in the early 1960s (at the beginning of 1980) through approximately 1965 (by the time the series ended).
* ''Series/AshesToAshes''.
* Several episodes of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' that take place in the '80s feature, appropriately enough, Eighties Hair; this is complicated by the fact that the show ''started airing'' in the late eighties, so some episodes that don't take place in the eighties feature it as well.
** "The Leap Back" takes place mostly in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1999]], yet Sam's wife and Al's girlfriend both have pretty standard '80s hair. (The episode itself first aired in Fall 1991.)
* ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' was a huge offender. It's impossible to watch an episode without screaming, '''[[EightiesHair "EIGHTIES HAIR!!!!!"]]'''
** The DistantFinale/[[TheDocumentary faux documentary]] had even '80-ish hair ''of the future''!
* Averted in ''Series/{{UFO}}'' (a '70s sci-fi show set in the future world of 1980) as everyone wore wigs.
* Ryan Stiles in ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' sports an endearing mullet.
* Diana from ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' switched from an elegant look in the two miniseries to classic eighties poofy hair when the series was launched.
* Jimmy from ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead''.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Given that the characters were all teenagers in the '80s, the show was ''very'' liberal about this in the corresponding flashbacks. Most notable example is "The One With All The Thanksgivings'', with Ross and Chandler sporting ridiculous Music/AFlockOfSeagulls (and later Series/MiamiVice) haircuts.
* Many regular and guest characters on ''Series/DoctorWho'' in the '80s. Nyssa (played by Sarah Sutton) and Mel (Bonnie Langford) are two particularly prominent examples Justified in Mel's case, since she actually comes from the 1980s.
** River Song (introduced in 2008) is known for her bushels of wild, curly hair.
-->'''Eleventh Doctor:''' Oh, here comes the hair...
-->'''River Song:''' The hair! It just never stops!
** The Sixth Doctor's [[WhatTheHellCostumingDepartment unspeakably bad]], [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes unspeakably]] [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece 1980s dress sense]] also came along with a bleached blond poodle-perm, as was all the rage back then. Even at the time, the combination of wild, bright curls and garish clothes made him resemble what River Song calls 'a clown put through a woodchipper'. In the same piece of diary she suggests that the Sixth Doctor had actually been going for ''her'' hairstyle (based on a conversation she had about it with the Third Doctor) but had got it wrong.
* Astronema from ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' rocked some pretty glamorous (and voluminous) wigs.
* Showed up every so often in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''. Is it a New Zealand thing, or are they trying to say that it'll be back in style by 2025?
* The ''Series/GossipGirl'' episode "Valley Girls" (a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for a spinoff series that, as of this writing, is in consideration as a MidseasonReplacement), which featured flashbacks to Lily's teenage life in TheEighties, was chock full of this, although it wasn't quite as extreme as actual examples from the era.
* ''Series/FridayThe13thTheSeries''
** Louis Robey is one of the few women who could make that big hair look work.
* ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' is almost perfect when it comes to period flavour, but the mullets on both Robins kind of stand out.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''
** Bud Bundy had a mullet for a while.
** The red mess on top of Peg's head is a typical case of '80s Big Hair.
* Robbie Ray of ''Series/HannahMontana'' wants his mullet back!
* Marion Moseby explaining the arrangement of photographs on his office wall in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "Risk It All":
-->'''Moseby:''' And by the way, it's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro afro]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jheri_curl Jheri curl]], ''then'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hi-top_fade fade]].
* Sally Knyvette, who played Jenna Stannis in ''Series/BlakesSeven'', actually had to add extra hair to make her own seem fuller; fortunately, she was allowed to drop it in Season 2.
** Contrary to popular jokes about B7 being all about jumpsuits and perms, Gareth Thomas and Steven Pacey didn't actually sport perms. Both of them have quite fluffy, curly hair in real life. Only Jan Chappell sported some truly awful perms, especially around the first season.
** Soolin's hairdos in Season 4 ''scream'' early Eighties.
* Many aliens on early episodes of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** What about Troi? Here's her in [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081026045326/memoryalpha/en/images/8/8b/Deanna_Troi%2C_casual_attire.jpg the show]] and here's her in [[http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:Deanna_Troi,_2379.jpg the movies]]. Notice a difference?
** On the Blu-ray release of season 1, we see a body double, '''not''' Creator/LeVarBurton, with a jheri curl [[http://tng.trekcore.com/hd/albums/bonus_s1/sdrevisited_2/tng1_stardaterevisited2_194.jpg wearing Geordi's VISOR in a wardrobe/makeup test]]. Basically, imagine if Music/EazyE had been cast as Geordi.
* ''Series/MacGyver1985'': Richard Dean Anderson is one of the few men who can pull off a mullet and have it look good.
* Parodied in a skit by ''Series/TheVacantLot'' in which all the cast members go back in time and return with a period-authentic hairdo. All of them get admitted to an exclusive present-day nightclub except for Rob Gfroerer, who travelled back to TheEighties and returned with Mike Score’s hairstyle from A Flock of Seagulls.
* ''Series/TheComeback'': Lisa Kudrow's character has '80s hair, which is lampshaded when she brings out a poster of herself from the 1980s with the exact same hair and then mentions how much her hair has changed.
* Some female televangelists had big '80s hair. Examples include [[http://i54.tinypic.com/8xvvrr.jpg Rexella Van Impe,]] [[http://i54.tinypic.com/1198qkl.jpg Jan Crouch,]] and [[http://i52.tinypic.com/iyegir.jpg Beth Moore.]] Even when it's short hair, it tends to look like [[http://i53.tinypic.com/14w6rza.jpg Pat Benatar.]] The only time they truly drop the '80s look is when they're trying to distance themselves from their sordid, seedy past, for instance [[http://i52.tinypic.com/29wuauu.jpg Melissa Scott,]] and even then she seems to have adopted Sarah Jessica Parker's early, bookish look.
* Murphy and Corky Sherwood on the first few seasons of ''Series/MurphyBrown''.
* Back when she was in high school, Emily Prentiss from ''Series/CriminalMinds'' was a goth with massive '80s hair. [[http://www.fanpop.com/spots/criminal-minds/images/7820397/title/emily-prentiss-goth-chick-80s-screencap Take a look here.]]
* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' actually had more obvious '80s hair in 1993 than in 1989. However, the [[BuffySpeak '80s-ness]] of the show is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that pop culture was largely '80s until 1993.
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' in seasons one and two, and in seasons 3 and 4 with Kelly (Jennie Garth).
* Seen briefly on an old picture of Ted's boss in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
* One episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had Tim finding a high school picture of Tony with a particularly bad case of this... and showing it to Ziva.
* Detective [=DeeDee McCall=] on ''Series/{{Hunter}}'' usually had hairdos typical of the '80s.
* Much like the ''Happy Days'' example above, this was pretty egregious on ''Series/{{MASH}}''; a series set in the early-50s but filmed during the '70s and '80s. The hair and makeup of the actors and actresses therefore straddled the line between SeventiesHair and EightiesHair, with Margaret's feathery 'do and BJ's hair and pornstache in later seasons particularly standing out. No one in the cast had the sort of haircuts one would ''actually'' expect to see from a military hospital unit of any era, much less the Korean War.
* ''Series/AlmostLive'': The [[http://dictionary.sensagent.com/burnout%20stereotype/en-en burnouts]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UdUBH9cJx4 "The Lame List"]] sketch.
* In ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'', when the other people in Rebecca's meeting (including the judge and opposing counsel) turn into a HairMetal band and sing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHU1EYeug4M "Textmergency,"]] they all get '80s hair.
* In the late 80s a pre ''[[Series/LoisAndClarkTheNewAdventuresOfSuperman Lois Lane]]'' Teri Hatcher appeared occasionally on ''{{MacGyver}}'' an an episode of ''Series/NightCourt'' with huge hair.

* {{Fashion Magazine}}s were, of course, all over this trope.
* A really funny one is the cover of the December 1985 issue of ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}''. Barbie Benton is wearing a [[PrettyInMink sable coat]], and her hair is still several times thicker than the fur. That's how you can tell you have proper eighties hair.

* HairMetal got that name for a reason. Pretty much any band that falls into the category was known for its members having long, enormously poofed-up hair, even those with curly or thinning hair. The Music/{{Poison}} members in the page pic are one of the more extreme examples. It should be noted that quite a few of the earliest metal musicians were of Ashkenazi Jewish or Southern Italian descent, and had hair like this naturally (at least, insofar as they grew it long). Indeed, Jewish culture generally forbids men from cutting their hair, resulting in glaring examples of both '70s Hair and '80s hair among Orthodox or Conservative Jewish men, regardless of the time period.
* All over '80s music videos, of course, but perhaps most memorably in Music/{{Whitesnake}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3MXiTeH_Pg "Here I Go Again"]], where singer David Coverdale's luxurious locks compete heroically with then-girlfriend Tawny Kitaen's.
* VisualKei, especially when you look at the Visual Shock or Neo-Visual Shock subgenres, has plenty of it - and Neo-Visual Shock only began its start in the mid to late 2000s, reviving the trope. The Kote Kei variant of Visual Kei also has some of this trope (as it descended from Visual Shock, which shares roots with HairMetal), but nowhere near as much as Visual Shock or Neo-Visual Shock.
* Limahl, of Kajagoogoo, had one of the most extreme examples. ''Television/SouthPark'' has portrayed him as an alien on account of this.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHGyipqYFr8 "Stop to Love"]] by Music/LutherVandross, backup singer Lisa Fischer has the most epic mohawk you'll ever see outside anime.
* The Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock were guilty of this throughout their original run, but it was ''really'' extreme in the later years {see the page pic).
* Before becoming a successful solo artist in the 90s, Music/SherylCrow [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyNlL1ZN6WU sang backup]] for Music/MichaelJackson in the '80s and had '''ginourmous''' hair.
* Even in the more conservative world of Country Music, many of the top stars of the decade had 1980s-style hair; in fact, the gimmick became so prevalent that it had the ironic and even paradoxical effect of turning the mullet into a stereotypical ''symbol'' of American conservatism. Many of the female stars -- from Music/PattyLoveless to Music/RebaMcEntire to Music/DollyParton -- had very '80s styles, and even the male singers had these; Steve Wariner, on some of his mid-to-late 1980s albums, sports very '80s styles. The members of Music/{{Alabama}} had longer hair, but by the mid 1980s, were starting to wear them in distinct 1980s styles. Notable aversions are some of the older stars, such as Music/GeorgeJones, Music/ConwayTwitty and Music/MerleHaggard, and then newbie star Music/GeorgeStrait.
* Music/AFlockOfSeagulls has probably become better known for the lead singer's insanely '80s hair than their music (except perhaps ''I Ran''). To point that a minor character in Film/PulpFiction is actually referred to as "Flock of Seagulls" due to his haircut.
* In many aspects, Music/TheBangles seemed more a [[TheSixties '60s]] band than an [[TheEighties '80s]] one. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pur1_3968.jpg Hair]] was [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tall_7244.jpg not]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/265f26c0_1694.jpg one of]] those [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/5_3913.jpg aspects]].
* Music/SigueSigueSputnik took this UpToEleven as they wore big, crazy, and colorful wigs.
* Music/DanielAmos, on the cover of their 1984 album ''Music/VoxHumana'', show up with large, strangely sculpted hairdos. The back cover {{lampshade|dtrope}}s it with another photo of the band, this time with a speech bubble declaring, "My hair points to the sky, the place I'd rather be!" (a lyric from their song "Home Permanent").
* Music/MichaelJackson sported a Jheri curl on the cover of ''Music/{{Bad}}'', a hairstyle that was popular with African-American men during the '80s.

* ''Pinball/DrDude'', whose hair is too awesome for gravity.
* As with the band members themselves, ''Pinball/GunsNRoses'' features a healthy crop of eighties frizz.
* Seen on all the female skaters in ''Pinball/{{Rollergames}}'', which was based on the short-lived 1989 TV show.
* A lot of the NarmCharm of ''Pinball/LaserWar'' is the overuse of '80s hair on its futuristic warrior women.
* Similarly, ''Pinball/{{Raven}}'' failed at being a convincing OneWomanArmy due to her immaculately well-coffed hairdo.
* ''[[http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1150&picno=39483 Heavy Metal Meltdown]]'', natch.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In wrestling - which arguably did every bit as much as any other corner of popular culture to promote this trope - '80s Hair is (just barely) OlderThanTelevision. Wrestling/GeorgeWagner - better known as GorgeousGeorge - is generally credited with being the first to grow out and tease his blond hair (although Wrestling/BuddyRogers, the original "Nature Boy", bleached his hair blond first), so that he sported a mullet as early as the 1940s. He then became one of the first big celebrities on American television, rivaling the likes of MiltonBerle.
* "The Nature Boy" Wrestling/RicFlair had AWESOME '80s hair, and most wrestlers hung onto their mullets well past their sell-by-date. (Wrestling/MichaelCole had a mullet well into the "Attitude" Era.)
* Irma Águilar, Irma González and La Medusa in Lucha Libre Inernacional/Universal Wrestling Association and Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, during the eighties, naturally. Also joined by Wrestling/{{A|llJapanWomensProWrestling}}JW's Dump Matsumoto during the time period.
* Ironically, Wrestling/HulkHogan, a figure who pretty much defines the '80s (and not just for pro wrestling fans) grew his blond hair long but never frizzed it, and even started to go bald at the height of his popularity.
* Ryusuke Taguchi developed an affinity for big eighties hairdos as his Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling career went on, sometimes having an out and out {{Afro| ass kicker}}.
* Wrestling/DragonGate fans knew Shingo for his mullet better than they did his face, leading to [[CrowdChant chants from the crowd]] about it's absence when he changed his hair style in 2009.
* Wrestling/DolphZiggler sported a frizzy blond mullet with no apparent irony. Combined with his [[DarkSkinnedBlonde exaggeratedly "healthy" tan]], he looks a great deal like the late Wrestling/CurtHennig, a.k.a. "Mr. Perfect" (and, coincidentally, he used to have a theme song with the title of "Perfection") though he trimmed back his 'do (and may be undergoing a HeelFaceTurn to boot).
* One of Adam Cole's {{kick the dog}} moments in Wrestling/RingOfHonor was to shave the mullet off of Michael Elgin.

* One song in ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' has Nina sing "you can tell it's from the eightites/by the volume of their hair''.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' female miniatures sculpted by Dennis Mize often had anachronistically crimped hair, such as the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' miniatures [[http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Image:Partha-ravenloft-100c.jpg here]] and [[http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Image:Partha-ravenloft-115c.jpg here.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is heavily inspired by 80s action movies, so is notorious for this:
** Solid Snake's (admittedly fairly tasteful) mullet from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''.
** Prior to that Liquid had some wild Eighties hair that looked a lot like the ''Music/{{Poison}}'' members in the example picture.
** Big Boss had a mullet all the way back in TheSixties.
** Raiden in most of his appearences has shaggy, shoulder-length white-blond (or sometimes silver) hair with a definite 80s rock-star vibe.
* Demyx of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fame has a strange mullet mohawk hairstyle. This among [[BattleCry other characteristics]] leads to the point where he's usually compared to another [[Music/DavidBowie '80s hair icon]].
* The Emperor from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' has this in spades in both that game and ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''. Even more so, though, in the latter game, due to the voice acting sounding remarkably like Music/DavidBowie... and The Emperor's hairstyle looking much like [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth's]]. In fairness to the Emperor, though, he ''was'' originally invented and designed in TheEighties, so he comes by it honestly.
* Paul Lee from ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Hockey]]''.
* General Lionwhyte from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has extremely wild '80s hair; in fact, it gave him the power to fly.
* This type of hair is common in VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. It's like Unova is having a huge trend of 80s nostalgia. One has a [[AnimeHair huge]] ponytail, the other a mullet. The trucker caps don't help. Both Professors Juniper's sport this, N's hair looks like a particularly long mullet in official art, Grimsley is rocking the Flock of Seagulls look, and even Emmet and Ingo have [[HotbloodedSideburns Nagaideburns]].
* Princess Peach from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' has had puffy hair since her modern design was introduced with ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2TheLostLevels''.
* Police Chief Jim sports a mullet in ''The 11th Hour: The sequel to VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest''.
* William Daughton from ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject 2: Buried In Time'' seems to have a flared '80s hairstyle, almost like Marty McFly; and An option you can pick for Gage Blackwood's auto-stylist in the first game is a mullet, although it's labeled "[=GeoWave=]". However, the computer tells you that it won't fit TSA dress code, so you don't get to have it for the day.
* Although it came out in 1996 rather than '86, the first ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' story, ''Genealogy of the Holy War'', features this in spades. Your army is full of huge fluffed bangs, waves like a sine equation, and even a couple of mullets. The midquel, ''Thracia 776'', tones things down considerably--compare [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_characters_in_Fire_Emblem:_Genealogy_of_the_Holy_War the first game's portraits]] to [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_characters_in_Fire_Emblem:_Thracia_776 the second]].
* ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' was made in the 80s so this was inevitable. The most notable example is probably Poison, who has a giant mane of bright pink hair and a leather hat that would make [[Music/JudasPriest Rob Halford]] proud.
* The "Sleeping Zelda" from ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' has puffy 80s hair despite the medieval fantasy tone of the game (on top of her being Really700YearsOld due to being put in a magical coma).

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' takes place in the summer of 1983. Keichi and especially Rika sport 80s hair. Rika has huge hair for such a small girl.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Torg gets some of this during an [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=981122 eighties flashback]] in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' does this to the Series/MythBusters in [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2064.html this strip]].
* In one Q&A [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1292 strip]] of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Amanda and Lisa found themselves sporting outrageously large eighties hairstyles courtesy of magic hair manipulation fairies that may or may not exist.
* In ''Webcomic/CinemaSnobReviewsFrozen'' (a fan comic where ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' reviews ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''), Snob assumes Anna's bedhead is this, as he says she plays bass for a hair metal band.
* In ''Webcomic/SatanNinja198X'', main and background characters have fashion styles drawn from movies across the 80s, and thus has many characters with spectacular 80s hair in all it's glory.
* Dominic from ''Webcomic/{{Unreality}}'' has a distinctly ridiculous Mullet.
* In ''WebComic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' Wonderella insults Queen Beetle's former hairdo after a [[http://nonadventures.com/2016/02/13/meet-the-beetles/ flashback sequence]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* '80s Chick that looked like a female version of [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] sported huge wild hair.
* Aurora, Diamond, and Vindicator, all from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', loved this look.
* During WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's review of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', the Makeover Fairy gave herself, the Chick, and Nella an '80s makeover, complete with '80s hair.
* Convictor of LetsPlay/SuperPlayify took one look at the first monster silhouette seen in ''VideoGame/CallOfCthulhuDarkCornersOfTheEarth'' and decided that it had this hairstyle. She declared it to be a "Heavy Metal Yithian", complete with screen-covering text stating such.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'', the characters are so rich, they can afford to take this to extremes.
* All of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and the Holograms'' have truly, truly outrageous hair. It's a near perfect UnintentionalPeriodPiece full of late 1980s fashion.
* Another example from the '90s: Nightwing's mullet from ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''. Surprisingly, it wasn't that bad...
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'':
** Oh lord, the [=ThunderCats=]. All the heroes, with the exception of [[BaldOfAwesome Panthro]] and Jaga, have truly enormous hair. [[http://thundercats.wikia.com/wiki/Claudis Lion-O's dad]] has even more enormous hair, done in a impressive Elvis-like bouffant, with a beard to match. Well, they're cats. They have manes.
** Unlike the heroes who can justify it as WildHair, Luna, leader of the late-series villains Luna-taks, had purple and white hair that could only be described as the '80s gone way too far. She made up for four of the six Luna-taks (two are bald, one is balding with long hair, one has a mohawk, and the other chick has perfectly reasonable hair).
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. At one point, they go back to the '80s and see people with green, cube shaped hair and the like.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Motor Ed. ''Seriously''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie "Call of the Cutie"]] showed a photo of the teacher, Cheerilee, in TheEighties. [[IWasQuiteAFashionVictim "Yes, I know, but honestly, that's how everypony was wearing their mane back then."]]
** The comics later do a flashback to this era. The whole arc is absolutely full of TheEighties, with the increasingly silly hairdos no exception.
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders have '80s hairstyles when they perform at the talent show in "The Show Stoppers".
** [[EnsembleDarkhorse DJ Pon-3]] a.k.a. [[FanNickname Vinyl Scratch]].
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2"]], the Mane Six all gain '''fabulous''' new 'dos after getting their Rainbow Power.
* Gadget Hackwrench of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' sports quite a long and poofy FurryFemaleMane. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''Webcomic/OfMiceAndMayhem'' [[FanFiction Fan Comic]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal2000''. Also model Creator/JulieStrain, then-wife and muse of its maker Creator/KevinEastman.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' characters tend to be stuck in the past - witness Brock Samson with his mullet, and Pete White with his Flock of Seagulls 'do.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Rage Against the TV", Mordecai describes The Hammer as "Blue, with a black mullet".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Nose Mouth", Raven's idea of "fixing" Starfire is giving her giant blonde hair, which she doesn't take kindly to.
-->'''Starfire:''' I LOOK LIKE THE RIPE BANANA!
* News reporter Terry [[MeaningfulName Bouffant]] from ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone''.
* Some of [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Beavis and Butt-Head's]] classmates have mullets and fluffed-up hair. While this might've been appropriate when the show premiered (in early 1993), it was ''very'' jarring by 1997 (the show's final year before its 2011 reboot).
* Defied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Whenever they have flashed back to the 1980s (and the first episode aired in 1989, [[FridgeLogic so if you think about it they shouldn't have to do it in the first place]] baring the sliding timeline), Marge's hair looks the same as it did in the 1990s and later (not that it was very timely to begin with, being an exaggeration of Creator/MattGroening's mother's '60s beehive); and Homer has hair, but it looks perfectly timeless. This is especially interesting when you remember how parodically they portrayed SeventiesHair when showing Homer and Marge's high-school years. Of course, they started doing the '80s jokes in the early '90s, when the '80s had barely ended, so maybe they didn't consider those hairstyles unusual yet and decided to focus on popular culture and politics instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' had some characters with manes that resembled 1980s hairstyles. Twilight and Glory from ''Escape From Midnight Castle'' are obvious examples. Oddly the humans - Megan, Molly, and Danny - have timeless hairstyles.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Rainbow Quartz, being both a Pearl/Rose {{fusion|Dance}}, as well as an homage to ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', has huge, long Jem-esque hair, complete with platinum blonde color, feathering, and pink highlights. Such hair, combined with RapunzelHair, also seems fairly common among Quartz-type Gems; Amethyst and Jasper have long, wild metal hair, while Rose Quartz has soft, poofy ringlets that would be a bouffant if there wasn't so much of it. Garnet has a square afro, giving her a synth-mod look. Greg had metal hair during his flashback appearances, and his current hairstyle is reminiscent of a mullet, only because he's lost all the hair at the front of his head and the hair at the back is rocker-esque RapunzelHair.
* In the [[WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender 2016 reboot of]] ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', Keith's design remains fairly close to the original. This includes the original's 80's mecha pilot mullet, which [[TheRival Lance]] is not averse to taking jabs at.
-->'''Lance:''' I'd know that mullet anywhere!
* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheRockersOutOfThisWorld'' was [[FollowTheLeader made in the image]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' so, naturally, the characters all have 80s hair. Barbie has huge, curly hair in contrast with her typical straight hair, while Ken has a mullet.

* [[http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/2009/05/16/awkward-exclusive-bon-family-blowout/ This]].
* Old nerd joke: "Astronauts always have puffy hair in orbit... but in the '80s, they still had it when they came back to Earth!"
* [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 AnnaLynne McCord]] is [[http://www.joblo.com/moviehotties/images/profile-gallery/orig/galleryalm41.jpg keeping this]] [[http://www.joblo.com/moviehotties/images/profile-gallery/orig/galleryalm27.jpg trend alive]] in the present day.
* It's often seen when some people get a faux hawk and it turns out bad, it winds up looking like a mullet.
* [[AffectionateParody Affectionately parodied]] by the [[http://www.real-hot-bitches.co.nz/ Real Hot Bitches]] dance troupe. In 2011, though, they announced they would '[[http://www.mrsblacksmith.com/2011/02/11/an-almighty-celebration-of-the-gtard/ cryogenically freeze themselves until the next '80s revival']].
* Creator/AlexKingston does her best to tame it down, but her wildly unruly curls are rather her trademark.
* Shockingly common on Fantasy book covers, along with SeventiesHair.
** The ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' characters tend to have EightiesHair in spades, especially the women like Tika, Kitiara or Crysania.
* Barry Melrose, whose mullet is its own piece of hockey lore.
* [[http://www.google.com/imgres?q=captain+america+meme&num=10&um=1&hl=en&tbo=d&biw=1185&bih=651&tbm=isch&tbnid=etj8B9KBjNTZiM:&imgrefurl=http://www.stuffistumbledupon.com/2012/09/18/avengers-meme-high-school-yearbook-photos/&docid=DklBzOYixvBuVM&imgurl=http://www.stuffistumbledupon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/avengers-as-high-school-students-yearbook-photos-meme-iron-man-captain-america-thor-hulk-black-widow-hawkeye.jpg&w=500&h=417&ei=0zGjUP7oKMG82wXe0oC4Bg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=900&vpy=313&dur=863&hovh=205&hovw=246&tx=173&ty=159&sig=104727198876952683792&sqi=2&page=1&tbnh=136&tbnw=164&start=0&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:0,i:124 Young Jeremy Renner's mullet]] is something of an inside joke for the ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers]]'' fandom.
* A common joke/stereotype in the US is that [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] and [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]] are two places where '80s hair never went out of style, especially among women.
* By the mid-[[TheEighties Eighties]], it had become difficult to watch any German [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Bundesliga soccer game]] without at least a dozen mullets on the field.
* In Europe, mullets are as much an integral part (and a cliché) of TheEighties as tricked-out but not necessarily tuned-up cars and often even associated with the latter. In Germany, [[GermanHumour home of the Manta jokes]], one of the several names for the mullet translates to "neck spoiler".
* Till this very day, a lot of middle aged guys still use it. And general consensus is that they try to look cool, but they fail miserably, because it doesn't suit them. Nor is a good hair cut.