back when fluffy, spiky bangs rocked

Variations of spiky hairstyles have been around through the years and are still preferred by some today (see pics of current spiky styles here). These days, the styles are a bit more polished and wispy.

Remember the way it was worn in the '80s?

Worn best by Billy Idol.
This could actually still look good today, in a non-mainstream manner.

The pop-rock duo Roxette.

Sometime in the mid-'80s, the style evolved into hideous, fluffy, spiky fringes.

Fringes or bangs went all the way to the top of your head. The rest of your hair could be long and straight, but you had a fluffy crown, like so:

Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys (1987).

David Bowie as Jareth in Labyrinth (1986).

The spikes weren't always so sleek, but were often worn all fluffy and tousled, sometimes even slightly curled:

With an asymmetrical cut, Cyndi Lauper just wanted to have fun.

Joan Jett sans the Blackhearts.

It wasn't just worn by rock artists and rebel-imaged celebrities; the style went mainstream. It was also sported by everyday people - moms, students, sidewalk vendors. People would tease their friends about having nests on their heads.

See more nest-heads:

Duran Duran.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

Hair metal bands went overboard and wore it big and ultra-fluffy:


Motley Crue.
With a pre-Pamela Tommy Lee.


Even Barbie sported the style for a time:

Rocker Barbie of the "Barbie and the Rockers" set.

And lastly, there was me:

Me, 1987 or 88.
I know, I know.

If you were alive in the '80s, you might also have a photo of your fluffy, spiky fringes that you are now ashamed of. I'd really love to deny I ever wore that hairstyle, but unfortunately I've got evidence against me.
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