Stuck in the 1980s: Heavy Metal Mullet
"Hairstylists always told me I couldn't do my hair this way or that way because it's too thick and textured," says Monica Greenawalt, 43, a resident service coordinator at an assisted-living facility. So she long ago took the scissors into her own hands, maintaining the style she began cultivating after she graduated from high school in 1985. She used mousse and gel to control her curls, and a banana clip (remember those?) to rein in the thick mass of hair that fell far past her shoulders. Though she knew her look wasn't exactly modern (she couldn't find new banana clips anymore—even on eBay), it felt comfortable.