Who Wore It Better: Ralph Macchio or Karen?

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Just call me the Karate Kid

In case you were wondering what a nine-year-old girl with Ralph Macchio hair would look like, here’s a picture of me at the Grand Canyon from the mid ’80s.

Please note the center part and wing flaps over the ears… 🙂


To the right (in the pic up top, of course) is my childhood BFF, Karrie, looking more like Olivia Newton-John. Yes, I was insanely jealous of Karrie’s hair.

Ralph Macchio hair?

Who wore it better: Ralph Macchio or Karen?

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If I were also wearing a Member’s Only jacket and some gold chains in this pic, I would look EXACTLY like a smaller version of any of my uncles from that era…


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  1. Carrie says:

    Honey, let’s talk about those short shorts. : )

  2. Stef Smith says:

    Those shorts are faaaaabulous!

  3. meredith says:

    Lol, tough call…

  4. hanna says:

    Ah this is so funny.
    hanna recently posted … and then my math books got wet

  5. Gowthami says:

    LOL! 😛 You look cute!!

  6. Laure says:

    You look adorable, but I’m gonna have to go with Ralph on this one….
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  7. Patty says:

    I think you were rockin’ the look.

  8. Chelsea says:

    You’re working it with that looking over the shoulder pose!

  9. Colleen says:

    You are adorable! I can definitely relate to grade school bad hair days.

  10. Vanessa says:

    So cuuuuute!!!

  11. Ashley says:

    The true test of if you were a cute child is being able to look adorable even with that haircut!

  12. Kim says:

    You know I love you but I just can’t vote against Ralph’s 80s hair. It’s just stunning. 😉

    Like the gals above, the shorts also caught my eye. I remember those well and had a bff whose were terrycloth. Yes, you’re reading that right. Short, thick-and-thirsty terrycloth shorts were a thing. It’s true. 🙂

  13. Michele DiCola says:

    I voted for you on this one ! You amaze me with the knowledge & the pics that you have !
    That pic has to be among one of your classics !
    I hope you had a great weekend ; the weather here East Coast was perfect ,

  14. Maria says:

    I came to this post because of the link you provided within today’s post. I had this same cut back in the day. I think it was just an 80s kind of thing. I had thicker hair and had this hairstyle when I was about 9 years old too. I was the Latina Ralph Macchio 🙂

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