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'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."
"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 shed 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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