1980s Hair Tutorial

Written by on October 27, 2011 in Beauty, Hair - 15 Comments

Hey Glitter Girls, it’s Jessie from Sweet Thing bringing you a fun ’80s inspired hairstyle. As a child of the ’80s one of my favorite movies growing up was Flashdance. I longed for curly hair like Jennifer Beals. If only I had known that there was no perm necessary to get the very same look.

1. Before bed, wash your hair. When it is almost dry but still damp grab a section and start twisting it all the way down. The size of the sections of hair determine the size of the curls. The bigger the sections the bigger the curls.

A few things to note:

The direction of the twist determine the direction of the curls. You want them to curl away from your face. Make sure your hair is not too wet otherwise it will not dry in time.

2. Twist the twists of hair into mini buns and secure with bobby pins, until your whole head is done. My hair is quite fine so it only took me 4 buns per side. If you have thicker hair you may want to make about 6-8 buns per side.

3. Go to sleep.

4. When you wake up carefully unwind all of the buns.

5. Use your fingers and start to pull apart and separate all of the curls (do not use a brush, this will make the hair frizzy).

6. If there are any ends that didn’t curl enough feel free to use a curling iron to make final touches.


  • http://www.thesphinxandthemilkyway.com lauren



    totally rad!

    love it

  • http://intrinsicallyflorrie.blogspot.com/ Intrinsically Florrie

    As someone who has wished all her life for curly hair I am so trying this! I had no idea you could get curls like that.

    Florrie x

  • Allie H

    I did this yesterday! I slacked on finding a hair tutorial for halloween (yep, I went as Alex) so instead of sleeping on it, I added a little mousse to the fix before twisting it up and let it dry for a good five hours, with a little bit of hairspray all on top. My hair is super thick and I was worried it wouldn’t work but it did! I didn’t do as many bundles as you suggested but was able to separate the curls into thinner spirals and brushed them out just a teeny bit, and it looked pretty awesome-stayed all night long and was still super wavey this morning when I woke up. Definitely going to do this again for random days! I’m so not good at styling my own hair with a curling iron-I don’t even own one and my hair doesn’t hold curl well, but this worked awesome! Thanks!

  • Courtney Hartmann

    That’s pretty sweet – if my curls came out like that, but I think it’d come out frizzy. We’d love to see your tutorials on Taaz! (www.taaz.com) : )

  • Kay

    lol my hair looks like that normally but very neat ideal.

  • Sara

    love it, going to do it to my hair tonight! but just to point out, you say not to brush it out because it will make it frizzy…. eighties was the EPITOME of frizzy!!! ask your mother!!

    • daniela

      ok frizzy and curly are diferent…a looooot, believe me, frezzy is without shape, and it kinda looks like your hair explode, and well….curly is kinda what we are looking for here :))

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    Flashback! Love it!

  • Elyssa

    Is your hair already wavy or curly? Or will this work with straight hair (my hair holds curls well when I use a curling iron)?

  • Aylinnicoleso

    i have thin long long hair wil this work? I’m a 80’s fan and my hair is so straight please help!

  • Char

    I tried it last night and it completely destroyed my hair…I might have done it wrong. It’s totally 80’s though, frizzy and all.

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