With Halloween fast approaching, we’re sure some Stranger Things looks are going to have a big place among this year’s costume trends. After all, the Netflix staple is one of the most popular TV shows of all time, and the release of the fourth season this past summer was a huge event for Stranger Things fans everywhere.

Not everyone will be ready to commit to a perm like Nancy, Eddie and Karen. Fortunately, you can get the iconic look with the help of Emmy-nominated stylist and Hair Co-department Head on the set of Stranger Things, Katrina Suhre (@katsuhre).


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“My favorite people to style on Stranger Things this season is the mother-daughter duo of Nancy and Karen Wheeler,” says Suhre. “As Nancy finishes her senior year, we continued to let her look evolve, and Natalia Dyer can pull off both the polished Nancy that starts the season and the distressed but totally badass heroine who always steps up when the going gets rough. In our own head canon, the Wheeler women definitely get their perms done together at the local Hawkins salon.”

If your clients need a way to get the look temporarily for the spooky season, here are Suhre’s tips for achieving an 80s perm style—without the perm!


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Get the Look: Stranger Things Faux Perm

1. Prep dry hair with SexyHair Style Protect Me Hot Tool Protection Spray.

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SexyHair Style Protect Me Hot Tool Protection Spray

2. Use the T3 SinglePass Curling Iron 0.5-inch to achieve tight and bouncy coils.

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T3 SinglePass Curling Iron 0.5-inch

3. Keep your curls soft and defined for 48 hours with All About Curls Finishing Spray. Hold 10-12 inches from the hair and spray all over dry curls for all-over hold or extra lift.

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All About Curls Finishing Spray

Another fun method Suhre recommends: “My hot tip is to rough dry hair that isn’t naturally curly using the All About Curls Boosting Foam and a little bit of High or Soft Definition Gel,” she adds. “From there, you can use the ½-inch iron or even some hot sticks (super pro tip there) and finish with the Soft or High Definition Gel for a scrunch while you flip your hair over for maximum volume and definition.”

This style should last your clients a few days. Perfect for some Halloween party prep!

All the products that Suhre uses can be found on Amazon.

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