1970's Hairstyles

Farrah Fawcett 1970s hairstyle

1970's hairstyles Weren't as high maintenance as the 20's 30's and 40's hairstyles (previous decades)

If you think about the 1970’s hairstyles, the one name that springs to mind is Farrah Fawcett Major. She was the one who made the feathered look a style statement, which has caught on again today with the chic and the happening crowd.

The feathered look is in fact quite an easy hairdo to achieve. All you need to do is simply blow dry the hair in an under and up motion to create more movement, body and volume, and then continue blow-drying the fair around the face, in an out and up motion to create that soft feathered effect.

The hairstyle was most adored after Farrah sported it during her role in Charlies Angels.

The hair dryer was invented inthe 70's and with that came a new wave of style options for women. They didn't have to create finger rolls, go to be with rollers in their hair or practically glue down pin curls any more.

They could feather cut and blowout their styles as with teh Farrah picture above. They could also blowdry their hair straight as below.

Cher Hairstyle 1970sLong straight hippie hair was very much 'On Trend'  in this era and Cher was a Starlet that poularised it with her raven black silky long hair.

The style was simple and the hair was bone straight. If a girls hair was not naturally straight she would use a regular iron to achieve the look.

It was a no fuss easy style and girls would add bands across their heads for a flourish of femininity.

   Cher with straight hairCher Hippie hair
The look was a kind of bohemian or "Boho Chic" and Cher wore it with style.

There were many othe women who adopted this hairstyle.

Wearing long glossy hair, sometimes with a flower poking out at the side behind their ears.

The Afro hairstyle originated with African-American's as a political symbol of Black Pride but it quickly became a style that was adopted by most races.

Though the look started in the 60's a lot of people remember it as an Iconic style of the 70's.

Both Men and Women wore the Afro style as it was a unisex look.

One famous man wore the Afro was Jimi Hendrix.
Authentic BeehiveThe Afro took a lot of tending to, in order to get the right volume and shape.

The aim was too have a ball shaped frizzy style tht was as wide as it was high.

Many 'Blaxploitation' actors and actresses sported the Afro such as Pam Grier.

60's/70's Afro Hairstyle

Florence Henderson shaggy hairstyleThe shaggy cut was popularised in shows such as 'The Brady Bunch' where actress Florence Henderson became a house hold name and her hairstyle  became a mainstream look.

These days you can still see celebrties like Meg Ryan sporting a similar short choppy hairdo.

Men also wore the 'shaggy' cut and who can forget the carton character Shaggy from 'scoobyDo'.

There were long and medium length shags, with variations on choppiness and layers.


Modern Examples of 1970's Hairstyles

Erykah Badu AfroMischa Barton Hippy
             Erykah Badu Afro                         Mischa Barton boho       1970 Glamour Hairstyle Annalyn_McCord_1970 HAIR
            1970's  Glamour                            Annalynne Mccord
 Rachel Bilson 1970s hairCherly Cole 1970 hair             
      Rachel Bilson Straight                            Cheryl Cole
Tracee Ellis Ross hairGabrielle Union 1970s hair
        Tracee Ellis Ross Afro             Gabrielle Union Feather Flick

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