Trend alert: ’70s hairstyles are making a major comeback. Yes, you heard us right; ’70s-inspired clothing has already been playing a big part on the runways and red carpets recently, so it was only a matter of time before 1970s hairstyles also returned to the spotlight!
So, if you’re a sucker for all things vintage and want to know which ’70s hair trends you should be keeping on your radar, stay put because you’re in for a treat…
Jerry Hall’s Curls
When it comes to ’70s hair icons, Jerry Hall’s bouncy curls have to be one of the most sought-after styles. Her highlighted tresses would look picture perfect whether she was working the catwalk, spread across the pages of a magazine or leaving the legendary 21 Club.
When it comes to ’70s hairstyles, the shag hairstyle is one the most popular looks being sported by your favourite stars. Wondering why? It’s easy to style, great for all hair types and bursting with volume.
With it’s textured, laid-back allure and lush long bangs, this effortless hairstyle is destined to make your mane a great topic of conversation.
Farrah Fawcett’s Flip
You know a hairstyle is iconic when it has its own name and that’s exactly the case here with the ‘Farrah Fawcett’s flip’. This ’70s hairstyle is all about big volume waves curled away from the face and curtain style bangs.
Editor’s tip: For added oomph, reach for a high volume spray like TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray and a large barrel brush is a must too.
Ophelia Lovibond’s Long Bangs
Don’t be fooled, short-haired girls can rock ’70s hairstyles, too! Simply pair your medium bob with some sultry brow-grazing bangs (just like Ophelia Lovibond has done), and get ready to show everyone just how gorgeous 1970s short hairstyles can be.
The best thing about long bangs? Whether you rock them blunt, wispy, choppy or feathered, you’ll look positively fashion savvy. Now, who wouldn’t want that?
Diana Ross’ Disco Curls
Silk gowns and bedazzling jewellery aside, it’s Diana Ross’ head of curls we adore most (probably because her hair is as big as her voice!). From glossy polished waves to fluffy natural curls, which style will you emulate?
Kim Kardashian West’s Cher Hair
While you may think the Kardashian-klan invented this shimmering ‘do, you may be surprised to learn that ’70s pop icon Cher was the real mastermind behind this look. Thanks for the #hairinspo, Cher!
Editor’s tip: The secret behind sleek 1970s hairstyles for long hair? Serum, of course!
(Actual) Cher hair
Ashley Kames’ Big Curls
Meryl Streep’s Lengthy Locks
With no straighteners or curling irons available, Meryl Streep would often be seen with her long blonde tresses swept to one side with a deep side parting, a far cry from her cropped Miranda Priestly look.
Bianca Jagger’s High Fashion Waves
While her fashion choices might have caught most of the headlines in the ’70s, we think it’s Bianca Jagger’s mass of curls that deserve the fullest attention. A Studio 54 regular, Bianca would often be spotted with her glossy dark brown locks in an array of fashionable styles.
Lily Aldridge’s Studio 54 Waves
Turn to Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge for a modern-day take on the Studio 54 look.
As Lily Aldridge shows, this va-va-voluminous hairstyle combines waves and curls together, for the dreamiest outcome.
Editor’s tip: A key trait of 1970s hairstyles, is that they have loads of volume and body! So if you don’t have naturally full locks, you’ll need a little extra help from a body-boosting styling product, like the VO5 Big Volume Mousse.
Jane Birkin’s French Girl Hair
Like most we are totally obsessed with French girl beauty, from trips to French pharmacies to a Pinterest board dedicated to all things Parisian, our love for our European neighbours is at an all-time high.
What does it mean to have French girl hair? Natural windswept tresses and eyebrow-skimming bangs are all hallmarks for this look.
You can’t talk about 1970s hairstyles for long hair without mentioning feathered layers. But if you think classic ’70s feathers are too old school for you, know that the modern-day variation is anything but.
This fresh take on the classic is wispy, full of natural-looking movement and utterly romantic. Oh, la la! Credit: @brittsully
Goldie Hawn’s ’70s Bangs
Teaming her layers with feathered bangs, Goldie Hawn looks every inch the ’70s screen queen. We suggest this look for those with fine hair looking for added volume.
Boho Hair Accessories
Thinking of wearing your hair down for a festival or a swanky soiree? Great! Adding in a few boho hair accessories, like Mary-Kate Olsen has done here, will ensure you steal the spotlight at your next event.
Debbie Harry’s Rock Chic Locks
Debbie Harry’s hair was all about bleach blonde tresses – she was the frontwoman for the rock band Blondie after all. Adding to her look, Debbie would give her tresses a rock chic look with choppy layers for a shaggy undone look.
Ali MacGraw’s Straight Hair & Middle Parting
Love Story star Ali MacGraw became known for her ultra-straight, glossy dark hair, which she wore in a defined middle parting.
Kendall Jenner’s Pristine Lob
More than a few comparisons have been drawn between Ali MacGraw and Kendall Jenner and it’s easy to see why. Give the look a modern update with a chic lob length version of the style for a fresh nod to the ’70s.
Editor’s tip: Using a straightener to recreate this super sleek look? Remember to prep and protect your locks with a heat protection spray, like the TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray to limit damage and lock in shine.