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
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
They could feather cut and blowout their styles as with teh Farrah
picture above. They could also blowdry their hair straight as below.
Long 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
It was a no fuss easy style and girls would add bands across their heads for a flourish of femininity.
Cher with straight 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
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. The 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
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
Mischa Barton boho
Rachel Bilson Straight
Tracee Ellis Ross Afro
Gabrielle Union Feather Flick
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