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We’ve hand-picked all the best female 80s wigs for women from leading suppliers and added them all in an orderly fashion below. So, whether you want to look like Madonna, Cher or Tina Turner, we have the wig for you!
Your fancy dress costume will never look complete without an 80s wig, and choosing the right one is essential for creating an authentic style.
We also show you some pointers for creating your own 80s hair style at the end of this post – scroll down to see them!
80s Rock Diva Wig for Women. Long, brown/blonde. Ideal for Tina Turner or glam metal look.Women’s Blonde 80s Spiral Perm Wig by Smiffys.Ladies 1980s Crimp Wig with layers and bangs by Smiffys.80s Rocker Wig for Adults. Light blonde and black. Ideal for Jareth Goblin King or Kajagoogoo style.Women’s Rockin Soul Blonde Wig. Ideal for a Tina Turner costume.Women’s Rock Diva Wig. This one is pretty versatile and has the look of Kajagoogoo (Limahl), Tina Turner and Jareth from Labyrinth.80s Let’s Get Physical Wig for Women. Long, blonde spiral perm, with sweatbands (writs and head)80s Aerobics Instructor Deluxe Wig and Headband Costume Set.Long and Curly 80s Hair Metal Band Wig for Ladies, red brown and blonde.Whitney Houston Style 80s Wig. Similar to her I Wanna Dance With Somebody look. Also ideal for a Sonia style.80s Wild Child Wig with white bow. Ideal for an 80s pop star look, such as Madonna.Smiffys Brown Wild Child Wig for Women. Spiral perm and crimps with white bow.80s Material Girl, Blonde Spiral Perm Wig for Women with black bow.Blonde and Curly Eighties Wig for Women by Fun Shack. Ideal for a Madonna Costume.Big and Curly 80s Perm Wig for Ladies, Blonde.Turn Back Time with this women’s long and black curly wig, which is perfect for a Cher 80s costume.Black Curly 80s Wig for Women. Ideal for a Cher look.Long, Brown Curly Wig for Ladies. Ideal for a Dolly Parton or general 80s style.1980s Big Hair Perm Wig for Women. Great value.,Smiffys 80s Attitude Wig. Colourful, spiky wig ideal for a punk or Toyah look.Pink 80s Rocker Fancy Dress WIg for Women by Wicked Costume.Shoet and Spiky, Pink 80s Punk Wig for Adults,Women’s Blonde and Orange Mullet Wig by SmiffysLadies Red and Yellow Punk Wig.True Colors 80s Wig. A firery yellow and red Cyndi Lauper style wig for women.Black 80s Rock Star Wig for Ladies by Smiffys.Black Rockin’ Diva Wig with Tinsel.Low Cost, Black Spiky 80s Rocker Wig for Women.
Pointers for creating your own 80s Hair Style
From voluminous perms to gravity-defying updos, hair in the 80s was often permed, teased and crimped, or sometimes punkesque and spiky. To say hair styles were BIG is putting it mildly, and both women and men styled their hair to resemble a male lion’s mane!
Whether using a wig or your own hair, here are some pointers for creating an eye-catching and authentic 80s style…
Firstly, the permanent wave (better known as a perm) was a defining hairstyle of the 80s, and was voluminous and bouncy, and this style was adopted by both men and women.
If you’re going to style your own hair then remember that hair spray and mousse were used to excess!
Glam metal and rock bands such as Twisted Sister and Bon Jovi often adopted huge spiral perms and feathered hair.
From voluminous perms to gravity-defying updos, hair was also often dramatic, and backcombing the hair to create massive volume and then adding waves or curls was commonplace. Crimped hair was hugely popular.
Side ponytails were also popular, as were hair bands, thanks partly to 80s aerobic instructors and also rock bands. Hair bows were also very much in favour, and were often worn by Madonna.
Women often styled their hair into a high ponytail, such as the classic “whale-spout” half-up ponytail, which Debbie Gibson was particularly fond.
Ultimately, the 80s hair scene showcased creativity, self-expression, and individuality. While some of these styles may seem bold and over-the-top, many have found their way back into modern fashion.
So, whether you’re attending an 1980s-themed party or simply looking to make a statement, you can have lots of fun styling your own hair retro style. Or simply use one of the 80s wigs for women on the page. Have fun!