Awesome ’80s Hair: Madonna’s Floppy-Bowed Badness
Madonna’s hair was the epitome of the '80s perm-y, bow-y, gelled, “no I will not look put together” ‘do.
Her mop was safe -- it could make any suburban student look just punky enough to be cool, but it wasn't rebellious enough to get anyone expelled from school.
'Like a Virgin' came out and pretty soon we were all getting perms, teasing our bangs has high as we could and wearing the biggest, floppiest bows Claire's Boutique sold.
After all, if you were going to wear layers upon layers of clothes (another trend inexplicably popular in the '80s), you had to have big hair to match.