All that fabulous ’70s hair from Beyoncé’s Soul Train birthday party

Jeanette | 07 September 2016

All aboard the Soul Train!

This week, something hair-mazing happened. Queen Bey turned 35 and threw a (wait for it) Soul Train-themed birthday party! As expected, the guest list was filled to the brim with models, singers and countless other A-listers, and of course, a lot of ’70s hair.

But don’t get down-in-the-dumps because you couldn’t snag an invitation, because we’ve trawled through Instagram and put together a list of our favourite retro hairstyles from the Queen of R&B’s party. So, go on – click through our gallery, or scroll down to see which fabulous ’70s hair looks made our (and Bey’s) exclusive list.

’70s hair looks from Beyoncé’s birthday bash we’re currently obsessing over


Joan smalls '70s hair
Joan Smalls’ ’70s hair. Credit:

Model Joan Smalls really went all out for Beyoncé’s birthday party. Not only did she rock amazing retro curls, but she also accessorised her ‘do with a hippy-tastic embroidered flat cap – which looks very authentic, even if we do say so ourselves! Credit: @joansmalls

Kelly Rowland '70s hair
Kelly Rowland’s Diana Ross-inspired ’70s hair. Credit:

It seems like Kelly Rowland decided that her #hairspiration for the night would be uber disco babe, Diana Ross – and to be honest, we couldn’t agree on a better icon on which to base a ’70s hair look. The former Destiny’s Child member and Beyoncé’s best pal recently took the plunge with a short bob, but for the party, she rocked a larger-than-life ’70s-inspired blow-out, which completely blew us away. Credit: @kellyrowland

'70s hair: michelle williams singer cher
Michelle Williams embodies Cher. Credit:

While her former band members opted for big afros and dramatic curls, Michelle Williams did her best impression of the almighty Cher. The R&B gospel singer rocked super long, poker-straight tresses with a blunt retro fringe. #Slay. Credit: @realmichellew

lala anthony '70s hair
Is that Donna Summer or La La Anthony? Credit:

No Soul Train-themed party would be complete without Donna Summers, would it? At least that’s what we think La La Anthony was thinking when she stepped out with big, natural-textured hair. She even tapped into the disco singer’s signature look by working a trapezoid-like mane and a long fringe – and we thought she looked bang onCredit: @lala

'70s hair: Alicica keys natural 70s hair
Alicia Keys natural ’70s hair. Credit:

When it comes to ’70s hair, we knew Alicia Keys wouldn’t let us down – and this Insta post with her hubby Swizz Beatz is proof that she didn’t disappoint. The couple looked like they were on their way to Woodstock, with Alicia working her natural hair with a ’70s-esque headband. Right on, we say! Credit: @therealswizz

'70s hair: Chloe and Halle's natural retro hair
Chloe and Halle’s natural retro hairstyles. Credit:

Do these twins look familiar? Well, you might recognise Chloe x Halle from their guest appearance in Beyoncé’s Lemonade video. At Bey’s birthday bash, we loved how the R&B duo synchronised their hairstyles, wearing complementary cute ‘fros! Credit: @chloeandhalle

'70s hair: june ambrose big afro
June Ambrose with P. Diddy and Cassie. Credit:

Just when we thought the hairstyles couldn’t get any better, costume designer June Ambrose posted an Insta pic of her full and luscious blonde afro alongside P. Diddy and Cassie’s retro flicks. We just love the celebration of all hair textures! Credit: @juneambrose

'70s hair: Jourdan dunn retro curls
Jourdan Dunn’s lush ’70s hair. Credit:

Last, but definitely not least: Jourdan Dunn. We think the Brit model drew her #hairspiration from Diane Von Furstenberg’s spring/summer 2016 show that she walked in. But regardless of whether or not that was the case, her mane looked fabulous anyway and we here at the All Things Hair HQ have gone green with (hair) envy. Credit: @officialjdunn

Don’t want the party to end? Well, the good news is, you can carry it on – just click here to check out our Party Hairstyles page!

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