With '80s-inspired synth-pop electroclash rocking clubs from Echo Park to Santa Monica, fashion-forward males want retro hairdos that will leave the shaggy-haired Strokes look-alikes in the dust. The mullet and the faux hawk are already fading like yesterday's low-rise Diesel jeans. But these five 'dos--to crib an album title from '80s party rappers the Fat Boys--are comin' back hard again.
'DO: The Boz, a modified flattop/mullet with lines shaved in the sides and an elaborate multicolored dye job.
PROGENITOR: Steroid-fueled linebacker Brian "Stone Cold" Bosworth.
POPULAR WITH: Jocks and wannabe bad boys.
COMING BACK HARD AGAIN BECAUSE: Rainbow Brite and My Little Pony have caught on again, and it's time for men to have some prismatic fun.
'DO: The Mudslide, long on the top, short everywhere else, with bangs cascading over one eye.
PROGENITOR: Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and other '80s skate icons.
POPULAR WITH: Skaters, mall rats and black lipstick-wearing Robert Smith fans.
COMING BACK HARD AGAIN BECAUSE: Since covering one eye strengthens the other eye, the Mudslide gives its wearer an even more steely gaze.
'DO: The Butt Part, hair parted straight down the middle.
PROGENITOR: Actor Scott Baio of "Charles in Charge."
POPULAR WITH: Clean-cut, wholesome kids who couldn't pull off a Boz or a Mike Patton.
COMING BACK HARD AGAIN BECAUSE: Comb manufacturers need the business.
'DO: The Male Perm--voluminous chemically enhanced curls for men.
PROGENITOR: Mr. Knight Rider David Hasselhoff.
POPULAR WITH: Men everywhere who were jealous of Hasselhoff's natural curls.
COMING BACK HARD AGAIN BECAUSE: Do you have any idea how huge Hasselhoff is in Germany?