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[[caption-width-right:260:Ah, the 80s, when Aqua Net, Jhirmack, and Vidal Sassoon thumbed their noses at gravity.[[note]] If you're curious, that's Alexis and Krystle from ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', members of Music/{{Poison}}, and Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock[[/note]]]]

->''"Feathered hair ''and'' a mullet... this hair came to play!"''
-->-- ''Podcast/RiffTrax'' on ''Film/RoadHouse''

->''"We see a variety of hair styles in rock groups these days, huh? 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 not help it. You shout "80s Hair!" Be it the Jheri curl, wanton crimping, the feathered and volumized big hair, or the mullet, hair from TheEighties [[{{Pun}} sticks out]].

Also a reaction to [[Series/KnightRider Michael Knight]], [[Series/MacGyver Angus 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, SeventiesHair and NinetiesHair.

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!!Examples

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[[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 80's 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://api.ning.com/files/0SQWRF3MgaMotBqA1cljSqub9poq-c0p6l-lN1tuS2w6vIJhXtIYfRO*fO6p1JdvJzyI9a6NNt7YNCqfqVdfBWdBGgRScXqu/Togusa.jpg The MacGyver mullet stays!]]
* ''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. Grimmjow's release is a rather glaring example. Kubo never did get over the eighties, did he?
** During the fight with Ulquiorra, Ichigo begins sporting a mullet as well. Thankfully, it doesn't last very long.
*** And guess what? Aizen has a mullet now too.
*** After using [[spoiler:Final Getsuga Tensho]], Ichigo gets one again.
*** Many fans think that the mullet is a [[PowerMakesYourHairGrow symbol of power now]].
** After the timeskip, Renji manages to get a mullet that comes out of his pony tail.
* To some extent, Keiichi from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', in certain scenes. The show is set in the early eighties, so it makes some sense.
** [[CreepyChild Rika]], definitely. In certain scenes, it becomes quite apparent how much hair that little nine year old has. This is even apparent in the sound novels, where most other characters' bodies and hair are more realistic.
** What about those motorcycle guys?
* Every YuuWatase {{bishounen}} ever is all mullet.
* ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'' is a crowning achievement in 80s cheese, complete with giant feathered hair on most characters.
* 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 ''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.
** ''ThePlotToAssassinateGihren'''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 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 80's.
* 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 ''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.
* One constant across every adaptation of ''GhostInTheShell'' is Togusa's ''very'' '80s mullet.

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/TeenTitans: Starfire and that...''[[http://www.hyperborea.org/flash/bigimages/starfire.jpg thing]]'' she's got attached to her scalp.
** Her hairstyle has changed in later times. 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 ''TinyTitans'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' depictions show her with straight hair; though they've both temporarily been shown with the original style as a MythologyGag.
* Tony Stark (IronMan), especially during the second Michelenie/Layton run e.g. the Armor Wars, could be found with a Jheri curl during the 80s.
* Even though it was during the 90s, {{Superman}} had a mullet after his resurrection.
* Fire from the ''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 {{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...
* 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.
* 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.
* [[StrontiumDog Durham Red]], particularly when drawn by Carlos Ezquerra.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''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/AViewToAKill'' was the only Bond film to truly suffer this, from Stacey's feathery bangs to May Day's box cut. To say nothing of the ladies' ''makeup''...
* ''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 80's style through most of the film, but gets glorious 80's Hair in the masquerade ball scene.
* ''Film/{{Adventureland}}'', being set in the 80s, has a few good examples.
* Eriq [=LaSalle=]'s character in 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.
* Who could forget Sarah Connor's massive femullet in ''Film/TheTerminator''?
** ArnoldSchwarzenegger as the T-101 also had a mullet of sorts. By the time of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', it's gone and has been replaced his more familiar haircut.
* Joan Cusack's hair in ''Film/WorkingGirl'' 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]].
* 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 ''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'', [[http://heavyarmor.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/uhura-stiii1.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!
* Obi-Wan Kenobi sports a mullet during ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
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[[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.
* ''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 ''{{UFO}}'' (a '70s sci-fi show set in the future world of 1980) as everyone wore wigs.
* Ryan Stiles in ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' sports an endearing mullet.
* Diana from ''Series/{{V}}'' switched from an elegant look in the two miniseries to classic eighties poofy hair when the series was launched.
* Jimmy from ''OutOfJimmysHead''.
* Some of the hairstyles during the first season of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' are very 80s-ish (most notably Matt Le Blanc's and the original actress who played Carol before the more 90's looking Jane Sibbett took over). At the same time, many of the other hairstyles during that season seem stuck in a weird middle-ground between the 80s and 90s. Given that, by 1994, most of the styles and fashions of the 80's had passed, it really makes some first season episodes seem dated even for the time in which they were made. By Season 2, the series would finally have 90s hair and fashions down pat.
** Seen whenever there are flashbacks to their childhood. Most notable example is "The One With All The Thanksgivings'', with Ross and Chandler sporting ridiculous AFlockOfSeagulls 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.
** 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.
* 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 ''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.
* ''FridayThe13thTheSeries''
** Louis Robey is one of the few women who could make that big hair look work.
* ''RobinOfSherwood'' is almost perfect when it comes to period flavour, but the mullets on both Robins kind of stand out.
* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', Bud Bundy had a mullet.
** And the red mess on top of Peg's head.
* Robbie Ray of ''HannahMontana'' wants his mullet back!
* Marion Moseby explaining the arrangement of photographs on his office wall in ''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]].
* ''Series/MacGyver'' - 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, [[Series/CriminalMinds Emily Prentiss]] 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.]]
* ''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 about 1992 or 1993.
* ''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 ''HowIMetYourMother''.
* One episode of ''{{NCIS}}'' had Tim finding a high school picture of Tony with a particularly bad case of this... and showing it to Ziva.
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* {{Fashion Magazine}}s were, of course, all over this trope.
* A really funny one is the cover of the December 1985 issue of ''{{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.
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[[folder:Music]]
* HairMetal
* 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.
* 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 Visual Shock and Kote Kei variants of VisualKei, owing to similar roots with HairMetal.
* 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. Many of the female stars -- from Patty Loveless to RebaMcEntire to 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 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 GeorgeJones, Conway Twitty and Merle Haggard, and then newbie star GeorgeStrait.
* Music/AFlockOfSeagulls has probably become better known for the lead singer's insanely 80's 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
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/DrDude'', whose hair is too awesome for gravity.
* As with the band members themselves, ''Pinball/GunsNRoses'' features a healthy crop of eighties frizz.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair had AWESOME 80s hair, and most wrestlers hung onto their mullets well past their sell-by-date. (MichaelCole had a mullet well into the "Attitude" Era.)
* Dolph Ziggler is currently sporting a frizzy blond mullet with no apparent irony. Combined with his [[DarkSkinnedBlonde exaggeratedly "healthy" tan]], he looks a great deal like the late Curt Hennig, a.k.a. "Mr. Perfect" (and, coincidentally, has a theme song with the title of "Perfection").
** He has now trimmed back his 'do (and may be undergoing a HeelFaceTurn to boot).
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* DungeonsAndDragons female miniatures sculpted by Dennis Mize often had anachronistically crimped hair, such as the {{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]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* 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 Poison members in the example picture.
* Demyx of ''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 ''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 ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Hockey]]''.
* General Lionwhyte from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has extremely wild 80s hair; in fact, it gave him the power to fly.
* The player characters of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', surprisingly. One has a ''[[AnimeHair huge]]'' ponytail, the other a ''mullet''. The trucker caps don't help.
** It's surprisingly rampant in Gen V. Both Professors Juniper 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 ''SuperMarioBros''.
** Justified given that the series began in the Eighties.
* Sonia from ''Der {{Langrisser}}'' looks like Olivia Newton-John circa the "Physical" video... but with pointed ears.
* Snake Logan from BioMenace has a mullet and a moustache.
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* 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]].
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* 80's Chick that looked like a female version of [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] sported huge wild hair.
* Aurora, Diamond, and Vindicator, all from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', loved this look.
* During WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's review of ''{{Jem}}'', the Makeover Fairy gave herself, the Chick, and Nella an 80s makeover, complete with 80's 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.
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* In ''BeverlyHillsTeens'', the characters are so rich, they can afford to take this to extremes.
* ''JemAndTheHolograms'' have truly, truly outrageous hair.
* Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. Doubly impressive in that her 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.
* 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 80's and see people with green, cube shaped hair and the like.
* [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Motor Ed]]. ''Seriously''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' 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.
** Some of the ponies in G1 have manes that resemble this, though not as much as in the aforementioned flashbacks.
* Gadget Hackwrench of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' sports quite a long and poofy FurryFemaleMane.
** {{Lampshade}}d in the ''OfMiceAndMayhem'' [[FanFiction Fan Comic]].
* ''HeavyMetalFAKK''. Also model JulieStrain, then-wife and muse of its maker KevinEastman.
* ''TheVentureBothers'' characters tend to be stuck in the past - witness Brock Samson with his mullet, and Pete White with his Flock of Seagulls 'do.
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* [[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!"
* [[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 ''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/TheAvengers 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 [[TheBeautifulGame 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".
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