#TBT #Hairspo

Yesterday while observing Vivien Leigh’s bitchy resting face, Amelia let out a sigh and wished for the return of small curly bangs. I burst out laughing. Not because I was imagining fashion’s finest with tiny bangs, but because I was watching the below video and conjuring up a world in which 90’s bangs exist outside the confines of an Ashish show.


There is a lot happening here. Firstly, what is Dep? How do her bangs do that? If I used Dep, would my fictional bangs do that? What would it feel like to have floor-length hair?

More importantly, what would you do with Totally Hair Barbie’s hair? Step on it?

Actually, even MORE importantly, who are the masterminds behind early-90s Barbie commercial jingles? Because this one is also fantastic.

I will leave you with that on this rainy Thursday, and in case you are wondering how to get your hands on a Totally Hair Barbie, no need to fret — she is totally available on Ebay.

  • rhiarhia

    What is Dep?! Ahh, to be so young.

    • Zoe Holt Angell

      I just thought the same thing! Dep was THE product of the early ’90s.

  • I saw a woman in Phoenix air-tram yesterday sporting Totally Hair Barbie’s bangs. That was a traumatizing experience. This should be illegal!

  • Totally Hair was my favorite Barbie ever! I remember the ankle-length rat’s nest so clearly. For those inquiring, Dep is serious 1980s hair gel… you can probably still buy it in the men’s aisle at Kmart.

    • Charlotte Fassler

      Hilarious, thank you!

  • ReadER451

    Totes had this Barbie. I remember that dress.

  • Dominique
  • Sylvia


  • Sarah Mayer

    i had her!!… this was my favorite Barbie! her hair was the best to braid!

  • Kelly’s Gross-o

    Ahh I had the brunette! The best part about her were those giant triangular ear danglers. With hair like that you can just go all Alanis Morisette and be naked underneath.

    • marianne

      haha I was also thinking of the endless possibilities provided by such long hair, you could wrap yourself in it and never be cold again!

  • Mallory

    Wow. Ya, I owned both the blonde & brunette versions. & I used Dep on their bangs, as well as my own 🙂


  • girlinmenswear

    80’s bangs and a floor length crimp, hair doesn’t get much better than this!

  • Sara

    I’ve been planning to get my hair cut to baby curly bangs for months! (actually happening, maybe a few more months from now)

  • Kate Wilson