bands from the 1980s known as much for their music as their huge, flowing heads of hair.
I like '80s hair bands, like Bon Jovi
by mciml2 July 13, 2004
Generalized description of any of the 80's rock bands recognized for teased hair, large followings, high profile lifestyles, etc.
'Quiet Riot'? Oh my god, I can't believe you consider that a hair band.
by kinsmed July 12, 2004
Heavy metal bands in the late 1980s in which all the members have hair that's long and frizzy
Quiet Riot and Thin Lizzy are hair metal bands.
by Fry July 14, 2004
A notoriously crappy type of 80's rock band, with several notable exceptions. Distinguishing characteristics are big hairdoes (hence the name), constantly changing drummers, and a band name that is either nonsensical or based on a location.
You know the ones I'm talking about.
by Hablacraja July 13, 2004
Term coined from Rock bands from the 70s who would use a lot of synthesizors and such in their music, and do strange things with their hair, such as cut shapes such as starts and hearts in it.
No examples necessary...
by Spiffy Hamster July 13, 2004