Flashback Hair: Seventeen Magazine circa 1980s

06/07/2012

Seventeen Magazine July 1984; Cover model, Kersti Bowser

While on vacay, I scored a stack of 1980s vintage issues of Seventeen magazine during a thrifting trek. The topics covered by the groundbreaking young women’s mag back then are beyond cute: 6 ways to wear a cardigan, how to throw a great pizza party, and dating fears, to name a few.

These features in particular tickled me. What do you think of the advice? Dead on or dead wrong?

Seventeen Magazine, July 1984, “That Special Touch”

 Seventeen Magazine, July 1984, “That Special Touch”

Seventeen Magazine, July 1981; Cover model, Pam Gidley

Seventeen Magazine, July 1981, “Coping with Curls”

Seventeen Magazine, July 1981, “Coping with Curls”

Seventeen Magazine, July 1981, “Coping with Curls”

Seventeen Magazine, July 1981, “Coping with Curls”

I’d be remiss not to include the November 1981 cover of Seventeen Magazine graced by the beautiful and talented Whitney Houston. Houston, whose recent and untimely death shocked the world, oozed charisma even at the tender age of seventeen.

Whitney Houston Seventeen Magazine Cover