A musical ensemble, generally from the 1980s whose most noteworthy asset is their coiffure.
If they wore jeans, sang about girls and beer, and looked like they spent more on their perms than on their instruments...they were probably a hair band.
by balbulican July 14, 2004
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The word is used to describe a band That plays a genere of music commonly known 'hair metal'. the music was well known in the 80's, and characterized by: all of the band members having extremely long hair, usually high pitched male vocals, and heavy, piercing, distorted guitars. some examples of bands include; "dokken", "firehouse", and "white lion"
DUDE! "white lion" was definitely a hair band man.
by Ant July 14, 2004
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A group of men in a rock band, each with an obsenely large mane that is typically wavy and always past the shoulders. The men in the band (most formed in or around 1980) bang their heads so their hair flies all over and they sing rock songs about women and love in multi-part harmony. In addition, it is customary to wear either extremely tight pants or similarly tight stone-washed cut-off jeans when part of a hair band.
Def Leopard, the men of Spinal Tap, Poison, and Twisted Sister were superior hair bands in the 80s.
by Julia July 13, 2004
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n., adj., A rock band from the eighties whose members had long hair, which they teased up with hair-spray to make themselves out to be rebels and distinctive. The music tried to be hard and badass, but was harmless. This is sometimes used as a disparaging description, much like boy band is used today.
Some people classify Motley Crue as Metal, well no offense, but they are really just a Hair Band.
by Webster Papadopolous July 13, 2004
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Glam metal band from the 80s that played radio-friendly and commercialized metal, and relied more on their looks (long hair and flamboyant clothes) than their music.
Bon Jovi was a famous hair band back in the 80s.
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1.Narrow strip of cloth used to restrain or hold back hair follicles.

2. Glam rock band from the eighties that would use an excess amount of hair products to make their hair stand up and out. Examples would be Twisted Sister,and Van Halen. Most hair styles used by hair bands reflected Tina Turner's in the video "What's Love Got To Do With it?"
1. Do you have a hair band? The wind keeps blowing my hair in my face.

2. Hair bands paved the way for not not using shampoo and loading up on deodorant... or the Grunge era. Hail Hair spray! Down with cleanliness!
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Principally from the 80's.

Any one of a loose class of rock and roll bands sharing any number of similarities, but typified by long, elaborately messy, overblown hairstyles.

The implication that the hair is perhaps the most substantive thing about such a band or thier music.
See, for example: Motley Crue, Guns -n- Roses, Warrant, Stryper, etc., and to a lesser degree, Def Leppard, Bon Jovie, and so on.
by Honor July 15, 2004
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