The trend started as flat wings of hair affixed to each side of the head. My friend Dierdre was the first to have them. This was in high school.
By college, we were all trying to achieve some version of Farrah-ness. Collective hair hasn't been that large since. It took heavy curling iron use and acres of Final Net (or maybe Sassoon) spray.
There were also hot rollers. Everyone had a different hot-roller technique. A popular one in this group was to make a very high pony tail and then roll different strands of it out from the center. Then, you'd work down your head in rows, rolling the subsequent layers of hair. And you'd hang around for a while as the warm, spiky curlers cooled down.
I'm the brunette Farrah wannabe in the turqoise Izod shirt. (God, did we all have those, too?)