'Closer to God' bangs

Denning, who gave these sculpted round bangs their nickname on her website, considers this "the defining ’80s hairstyle," saying the goal was to get your bangs as "big and as far away from your scalp as possible."<br>
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"It even transcended genders," Denning adds. "On the one hand, you had the Wilson sisters from Heart, who had humongous hair, and then you have the 'hair bands' [Poison, Def Leppard] and you have men with that hairdo. Stacey Q had some fabulous hair. Not only was it big, but sometimes she’d take it to the side of her head which was the combination of two '80s looks."<br>
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Wells remembers another variant: Linda Evans and Heather Locklear on "Dynasty" sporting "cheerleadery, frosted" feathered bangs.
 Today, Wells looks to Reese Witherspoon's bangs, where volume is focused on the side of her face.<br>
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Denning, who gave these sculpted round bangs their nickname on her website, considers this "the defining ’80s hairstyle," saying the goal was to get your bangs as "big and as far away from your scalp as possible."

"It even transcended genders," Denning adds. "On the one hand, you had the Wilson sisters from Heart, who had humongous hair, and then you have the 'hair bands' [Poison, Def Leppard] and you have men with that hairdo. Stacey Q had some fabulous hair. Not only was it big, but sometimes she’d take it to the side of her head which was the combination of two '80s looks."

Wells remembers another variant: Linda Evans and Heather Locklear on "Dynasty" sporting "cheerleadery, frosted" feathered bangs. Today, Wells looks to Reese Witherspoon's bangs, where volume is focused on the side of her face.

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'80s fashion: We've been here before

Totally '80s: Don't you forget about these pop culture hits

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Hair we go again: 1980s styles are the new wave again

'80s fashion icons who could like totally wear that today

Fashion redux: The '80s are seen on the fall 2009 runway shows

Neon colors pop at Fall 2009 New York Fashion Week

What is your damage? Submit old photos of your '80s hair and clothes

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