Uh, okay. Whatever you say. Good luck trying to put that genie back in the bottle.So you are defining genres by hair style? In that case, Morbid Angel were "hair metal", so were Kajagoogoo. The Jackson 5 all had big hair and used lots of product: Were they hair metal?
The problem is people are so lazy they apply generic tags to things that ultimately lose all meaning.
VH, at times, had big hair: it doesn't make them "hair metal". Nor were Queensryche. Nor were Iron Maiden. Nor were Guns N Roses, LA Guns etc etc.
All this is why "hair metal" is such a stupid and pointless term.
Btw, I never used the term, hair metal.
Mostly, I was messing with @renoman_89502 and @Javiceres but I know 70s & 80s era rock music is serious business.