It’s hard to believe that Jon Bon Jovi of the band Bon Jovi is 50 years old today. It’s also hard to believe that I know these random bits of information. I am who the makers of Trivial Pursuit the pop culture edition were thinking about when they created the game. I’m not sure if I should be proud or embarrassed.

Although the 80’s fashion could have been either hit or miss, it was the big hair that still keeps many people up at night. Or at least me anyway, especially when I whip out my class photos from when I was 10 – yikes!

It’s been several years — almost more like two decades — since Bon Jovi donned that hairstyle that so many of us tried to perfect back when, well for most of us, were kids. But for others, the 80’s never really died. Why? Because frankly they were awesome.

Here are some celebrities in their heyday sporting the big hair, and others who never really got the memo that it was time to take their hair volume down a few notches, but still somehow made it work (sort of.)