A Hair-Raising Throwback Thursday


As a complete Luddite, the concept of Throwback Thursday has only just come to my attention, thanks to a Facebook post by Lee Curreri (yes, Fame’s Bruno Martelli!). The photo he posted showed him sporting his long, lustrous, dark curls circa mid-Eighties, when BIG hair was de rigeur. As big hair is the default mode for my own crowning glory, whatever the decade, this inspired me to dig out a few photos of when the style was actually in fashion, i.e. most of the Eighties.

The photo below was taken in 1988, when I was my town’s Carnival Queen (to this day, I still don’t know where I found the confidence to enter the competition!).


Besides snuggling up to Bob Geldof (our local celebrity), what I love about this photo is my hair; a show-Poodle style, which was held in place by half a bottle of VO5 gel spray! If you’re in any doubt as to the enormity of my hairdo, let me tell you that I am actually wearing a diamante crown in the photo. It is just lost in the wilderness of my over-processed tresses!

I’m sure I am not alone in my bouffant blunder, so let me know what were your best and worst hairstyles of the decade…

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