- Subjects of these portraits are likely to be left red-faced by outlandish haircuts
- Awkward Family Photos has shared more cringe-worthy 1980s hairstyle shots
- Includes comical mullets, unflattering fringes and huge bouffants
The eighties is often referred to as the decade that style forgot – and one look at these photos is sure to have you concurring.
While they may have regretted the odd shell suit and blushed at the thought of leg warmers, the subjects of these portraits are likely to be left even more red-faced by their outlandish haircuts.
From comical mullets and unflattering fringes to bouffants so big they’re barely contained in the photo’s frame, these shots from Awkward Family Photos are the epitome of ‘bad hair day’.
Awkward Family Photos has rounded up the most embarrassing haircuts from the 1980s in a series of rather unfortunate school, family and yearbook photos
It seems that bigger really was better in the 1980s with many of these unruly bouffants struggling to fit in the photo’s frame
They may have been convinced they looked trendy at the time but no doubt the people in these snaps will look back and cringe now
Once the epitome of cool, these bizarre hairstyles certainly wouldn’t fly today. In many cases, ladies thought that coiffed hair and fringes were the definition of sophistication
Long before the days of hair straighteners, ladies did their best to fashion their locks with hair gel and some hefty backcombing
Straightening your hair was just out of the question back in the day, as these sassy sisters prove
While tight curls were on trend for the women of the eighties, for the men, the signature style was none other than the mullet
The once-popular trendy mullet style sees the wearer keep their hair short at the front and sides and long at the back, with hilarious effect
Another woman opts for a pom-pom quiff with hairspray and back combing achieving impressive heights
With leg warmers, stonewashed denim and leggings as the sartorial statements of choice, it is no wonder the eighties is often referred to as the decade that style forgot. But it isn’t just dodgy fashion choices that were big on the scene as these hilarious photographs shared by Awkward Family Photos prove
The rule of thumb appeared to be the bigger the hair the better in the eighties with the perm proving particularly popular
Awkward Family Photos have shared some of the most outlandish 80s hairdos. It seems that the bigger the hair the better with perms reaching great heights
While they may have regretted the odd shell suit, the subjects of these portraits are likely to be left red faced by their outlandish haircuts