I was born early 70s but am definitly an 80s kid all the way. I had the "hair thing" going on but never did the perm. That was more popular for the adult guys at the time. My brother and brother-in-law (both early to mid 50s) each did the perm. The solution they put in your hair would make me leery but I could get talked into a shampoo and roller set. Uh, maybe.