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OT anyone here an "80s child"??? Help?

So, I'm dressing up "eighties" for school tomorrow, and I need some help lol.. I naturally have very curly hair and want to do it all should I do it? Should I straighten it and then tease the hair when it's straight, or let it be curly and tease it curly? My friend suggested going "in between" by gelling my hair in a braid and letting it dry and then teasing that?

Also, jewelry...big earrings, and lots of bracelets..but was it more in to wear silver and black jewely?


Tue. Oct 23, 8:28pm

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oohhhh, i love big hair. When I was in 9th grade my Mom used to have a ruler by the front door to measure how tall my hair was. There was a limit, but i can't remember it! LOL

Anyway, I'd go straight or wavy, with the braid and then up and out. I used to have wings. I'd say for jewelry it was big, chunky and colored. I remember black and primary colors alot. Too bad you don't have more time. You could get a Bananarama tshirt and some stirrup pants! Wait, is that the right era? Anyway, whatever you decide, have fun!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 8:34 PM

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OP here

I have the outfit lol..I just need help with hair, makeup, and jewelry?

for makeup i'm thinking light silvery eye shadow with some colors in the brow bone - liner - mascara - pink lip stick lmao

omg this is gonna be fun!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 8:38 PM

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8:34 here

You're going to look great! Silvery shadow! Perfect. Maybe purples and pinks... LOL

So, what's your outfit?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 9:09 PM

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well i'm still iffy on how to do the hair, so if anyone has sep by step instructions for curly hair? that'd be great lol. i figure if it comes out 'too' crazy (even for la 80s lol) i can just do a madonna pin to the side thing lol

outfit: giant black sweat shirt with open neck, colored tank underneath, black leggings, leg warmers, black pumps, giant hoop earings, lots and lots and lots and lots of bracelets. possibly a fingerless lace glove if i can find the darn thing !! lol

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 9:12 PM

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keep the back & sides curly. using a hair dryer and a brush, dry the bangs straight up to the sky. use A LOT of hairspray. also, you could use a curling iron to create the"one curl up, one curl down" bang effect.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 10:07 PM

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Yes, use your curling iron to make a big curl down and then tease it up. you could google 80's hairstyles. I google everything, it just might work! good luck, your post made me laugh - I had acid washed jeans and the french rolled pants down to a science!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 10:14 PM

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Oh plastic plastic plastic in gaudy colors! Also the rubber bracelets.Neon and bright.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 10:22 PM

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I'd go bright blue on the shadow and bright pink on the lip stick. I agree with teasing the bangs sky high, but you could also tease your hair and use a funky head band to hold it all back. Or, if it's long enough- go with the side pony tail- a crowd pleaser for sure!

As for jewelry- bracelets, bangles specifically. Also, big gaudy hoop earrings. I had a fabu charm necklace mid-decade, it was all the rage.

I know you have the outfit all ready to go, but the post totally made me think of rolled (pegged) jeans and double, scrunched socks with high top sneakers! Those were the days...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 11:03 PM

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Can never go wrong with a crimper! (and yes, the hair straightener I bought a mere 2 years ago had crimping attachments, so one of your friends' might!)

Just look at the link. (Is that Jodie Foster?!)


Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 8:26 AM

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As and 80's child with naturally curly hair.. I'll give you some tips.

Let your hair dry naturally, but while its damp put hairspray in it. that way it will dry a little fluffy but will still look curly when you start to mess with it. Then comb through it and fluff/tease it. If you have bangs, blow dry them straight going for a big 'wave' look. A really good 80's look it to take a scrunchy and pull some of the top portion of you hair into a 1/2 pony tail at the top of your head and tease if all so it's nice and fluffy.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 9:04 AM

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904 that pict is quintessential 80s hair!
side pony tail/ crimping were more early 80s if i remember correctly...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 10:24 AM

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Side ponytail all the way with bangs teased and tall. I miss the 80s!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 12:02 PM

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I have curly hair and grew up as a kid in the 80s. I would do my hair curly and then take a comb and brush the strands up. I would either keep in a clip or a side ponytail. Usually a side pony tail. For jewelery....big and bright and plastic!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 1:16 PM

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you need to find yourself some jellie shoes!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 1:28 PM

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plastic jelly bracelets, HUGE neon colored earrings, tight rolled jeans, mulit-colored layered socks with keds shoes. fat shoe laces.... oooo and a generra hypercolor shirt!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 4:56 PM

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and LA Gear anything....

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 4:57 PM

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