If you watched the romantic film “Ghost” in 1990, chances are you did not just fall in love with the movie’s lead character Molly (Demi Moore), you also copied her almost androgynous yet chic wardrobe and most notably, her boyish bob.
“Ghost” starred in by Moore along with actors Patrick Swayze, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg raked in more than $500 million in the box office upon release and, more than likely, inspired a horde of short-haired Molly lookalikes and wannabes (including this author) in the early 90’s.
Four years later, another hairstyle trend swept Hollywood like a storm when the hit TV series “Friends” introduced fans to the lovable, fashionable and ultra funny Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) and her famous layered locks. During the sitcom’s tenth season, the show became so successful, Rachel’s hairstyle included, that Aniston and her lead co-stars were ultimately paid a whopping $1 million per episode.
Many Gen X stars, women especially, “experimented” with their locks and inspired us, fans and mere spectators, to be a little bit more fun and daring to do the same.
Here are some of the most memorable hairstyles our favorite Gen X celebrities sported more than a decade ago - the ones that made us look more than twice at our own locks, perhaps moving our inner spirits to dream and dare.
If you copied Molly’s or Rachels’ or even Gen X icon Madonna’s famous hairdo’s during the 80’s and 90’s, raise your hands and tousle your hair for daring to reinvent yourself for a moment or two.
Or well, until your hair grew back.