big hair
noun Date: 1978 hair that is styled and teased to occupy an unusually large amount of space above and around the head

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  • Big hair — is a term that can refer to hairstyles that emphasize large volume or largely styled hair. Big hair was popular in the late 1970s, as popularized by Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, a development from earlier bouffant styles. The term is also used in …   Wikipedia

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  • big hair — long hair worn teased and sprayed. * * * …   Universalium

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