10 Awesomely Awful ’80s Perms

  • Brooke Shields

  • Madona

  • TAWNY KITAEN AND DAVID COVERDALE

  • ALYSSA MILANO

  • SARAH JESSICA PARKER

  • APOLLONIA

  • STEVIE NICKS

  • CYBILL SHEPHERD

  • JON BON JOVI

  • WHITNEY HOUSTON

The ’80s were a time of questionable fashion trends. This is a fact. Though many of the looks ended up being recycled (like neon and ripped jeans), there are some that have no business ever seeing the light of day again. One of the worst? Perms. In every incarnation — be it the poodle perm, the body wave, crimped coifs, hair metal manes, Designing Women helmets — the perm was hilarious at best, criminal at worst (seriously, Whitesnake’s David Coverdale deserves a fine).

Break out the Aqua Net and the mousse — here are 10 of the worst permed hair offenses of the 1980s!

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