The old hairstyles never go out of fashion. These iconic 80s hairstyles are making a comeback for men this year. These loud and in charge looks were seen on most celebrities and everyday people back in the day, and have now returned in 2021, mimicking the looks from the past. We have put together six retro looks that you might remember from the 1980s and may want to try for yourself!


I don’t think anyone anticipated or wanted the return of the mullet, but here we are. 2021 is bringing a more sophisticated, toned down mullet, with the iconic business in the front and party in the back look. Suiting most face and head shapes, the mullet will always have you being the centre of attention.

Mullet Mullet

Flat top

Very popular with textured hair back in the 80s, the flat top continues to be a look in 2020, just shorter and less defined. Unfortunately, this look will only work for you if you have type four coiled hair. This hairstyle will require your hair to be quite textured and dense, which will allow the flat top to stay in place all day every day. If you want to live vicariously through the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through your hair, this is the hairstyle for you.

Flat Top Flat Top


Don’t you think of the aggressive, overly dramatic punk rock style that you automatically think of when I say mohawk, but instead, 2021 combines the long natural hair on top with shaved sides to mimic the look of the beloved style from the 80s, minus the spikes. This is a great look, for most men, with slightly wavy/ curly hair on the top.
Mohawk Mohawk

Long waves

Long hair has been making a comeback for the last few years now, and continues to be a trend throughout 2021. Shoulder length, natural waved hair brings a sexy yet masculine surfer look mimicking the effortless, carefree and spirited man from the 80s.
Long Waves Long Waves

Slick back

This Wall Street inspired look was very popular back in the 80s. This hairstyle is a sophisticated look, which is worn primarily by high ranking and business men commonly presiding in the banking part of town.

For this look, you’ll need a lot of hair gel and a comb to slick back, and it helps to have straight, full bodied hair. This professional yet stylish look will have you turning heads. 

Slick Back Slick Back

For any men that want to ‘bring back the 80s’ book an appointment with Doowop Salon today!

The 1980s were a great decade, and it’s fun and exciting to see these hair trends being recycled through generations. If you’re trying to find your own unique style or struggling with what hairstyle works for you, the experts at Doowop Hair Salon are here to help you!

Already encapsulating the 80s vibe, our buzzing salon, located in the heart of Fremantle, are here to help you along your hair journey. Whether you’re looking for a cut, colour or style we’ve got you covered. 

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