The rocker-to-romantic vibe shown here showcases the season's hottest trend...yeah, it's shagadelicious awesome '70s! yeah, baby!
The '70s most iconic hairstyles consisted of four distinct personalities. It was either punk, chic bohemian straight, sex bomb, or disco. We have compiled some of our most popular '70s inspired retro “dos” made famous by our favorite icons like Diana Ross, Cher, Farrah Fawcett, etc.
Meryl Streep Natural 70s Hairstyles For Long Hair
Meryl Streep had long, un-processed, natural hair to die for in the 1970’s. To have healthy, beautiful hair, ideally you should avoid coloring or other processes and hot tools. In today’s day and age though, it’s hard not to want to experiment with colors or styles. To emulate this look (without a drastic commitment) try to be gentle with your hair. This means condition often, let it air dry and avoid styling with heat.
Jerry Hall Long Curly Perm 1970s Hairstyle
Jerry Hall had long luscious locks in the 70’s and they looked especially amazing in these wild curls. The 70’s was all about freedom and that went for your hair too. Naturally curly haired women could finally put down the products and the tools and let the natural wave of their hair guide their style. This is really coming back today so if you don’t have curly hair, try a perm or wrapping small sections of hair around a 1-inch barrel curling iron.
Diana Ross Afro African 70s Hairstyles
Diana Ross wowed with more than just her beautiful voice, her voluminous afro was just as amazing. After the 1960’s trend of ultra-polished and controlled hairstyles, women relished in this way to set their hair free and be themselves. The afro hairstyle is still popular today for women of all races, and not just black African, who prefer to let their natural beauty shine through.
Joni Mitchell 70s Long Braided Hair Style
Bo Derek Cornrow 1970s Hairstyles For Women
In the 1979 movie 10, Bo Derek sported these tiny braids and it propelled cornrows into a style that transcended cultures and time. (Tips) Try adding beads at the bottom of the braids for an even more personalized look.
Jane Birkin 70s Bangs Hair Style
In the 1970’s Jane Birkin boldly decided to cut her own hair and in doing so gave the world a new take on bangs which later became known as the “Birkin Bangs.” The bangs are characterized by grazing the eyebrows, and being slightly uneven. This is a fun and cute hairstyle for the creative types that goes great with natural hair.
Debbie Harry Platinum Blonde Bob 1970s Haircut
Debbie Harry's platinum blonde bob hairstyle epitomized cool in the 70's and caught on like wildfire. This edgy haircut still looks great today and the shoulder length hair with side swept bangs is very flattering for most facial shapes.
Cher 70s Long Straight Haircut
Cher has been a fashion icon since she started singing and her long, pin straight hairstyle screams 70's and was undeniably trendy in the 70's.
If you have long naturally straight hair and want to showcase your locks, look no further.
Luckily today we have flat irons in all shapes and sizes, but keep in mind when choosing that ceramic straighteners tends to do the least amount of damage.
Joan Jett 70s Rock n Roll Black Feathered Hair
When it comes to rock 'n' roll style in the '70s one name jumps into mind...Joan Jett. Her black feathered haircut broke the molds and set a trend among the younger women with its choppy layers and wispy bangs.
To get this hairstyle today, have your hair cut into feathered layers, which are basically just layers cut at an angle to reduce bulk and create light and wispy ends.
Farrah Fawcett Feathered 70s Disco Hairstyles
In the '70s Farrah Fawcett inspired women everywhere with her iconic feathered hairstyle to flock to salons. It was a flirty and feminine haircut that deviated from the 60’s, hairstyle with volume on the sides and less height on top.
To get this look, have layers cut around your face. Then, curl 1-inch sections around a large barrel curling iron away from your face. Fluff and go! This is a great hairstyle today for square jaws as it pulls the eye away and softens edges.