7 groovy beauty looks that are proving ’70s hairstyles are back for good

Amra | 21 August 2017

Mark our words: 1970s hairstyles are back for good. Here are 7 chic hairstyles that’ll convince you to give them a go!


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…

1970s hairstyles: 7 beauty looks that you should know about


70s hairstyles: zendaya at the teen choice awards with a curly shag haircut
You’ve never met a shag hairstyle this stylish! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Shaggy hair

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. Do tell us more!

1970s hairstyles for long hair: Kim Kardashian West with long sleek hairstyle on red carpet
If you believe in life after love, you will know that Cher invented long sleek hairstyles! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Cher hair

Long hair that’s been styled to sleek perfection, just like Kim Kardashian West‘s mane, gives a high-fashion finish to your overall style.

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!

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s tip: The secret behind sleek 1970s hairstyles for long hair? Serum, of course!

So, to get gorgeous, frizz-free hair, apply a few drops of the Toni&Guy High Shine Serum Drops through your strands after you’ve straightened your locks.

70s hairstyles: Ashley James with big afro hairstyle with butterflies in it
Ready to channel Foxy Cleopatra vibes? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Big curls

Whether they are beautifully natural, achieved with curling irons or even a perm, big curls have continued to dominate the runways.

As Ashley James demonstrates, 1970s hairstyles can work like a dream for ladies with black hair, bringing her look to life with a few butterfly hair accessories. Looks like this catwalk hairstyle just got a lot more interesting!

1970s short hairstyles: ophelia lovibond with 70s-inspired long bangs and short medium bob hairstyle
Looking for 1970s short hairstyles? We’ve got just the thing! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. 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?

70s hairstyles: lily aldrige with studio 54 wavy hair on the diane von furstenburg runway
The ’80s may be back in full swing, but it’s voluminous ’70s hair takes the crown. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Studio 54 waves

Love to wear your hair down for parties? Elevate long or short hairstyles in a jiffy by rocking Studio 54-inspired waves. Not sure what they are? They were basically the It-girl waves of the night and all the glitterati rocked them.

As Lily Aldridge shows, this va-va-voluminous hairstyle combines waves and curls together, for the dreamiest outcome. Now we don’t know about you, but we’re going out tonight!

VO5 Big Volume Mousse

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.

70s hairstyles: model with feathered hairstyle in the salon posing
Think feathered layers are a dud? This modern look will make you think again. Credit: Instagram.com/brittsully

6. Feathered layers

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 (spotted on this Instagram mega-babe) is wispy, full of natural-looking movement and utterly romantic. Oh la la! Credit: @brittsully

1970s hairstyles: Ashley Olsen with boho hair accessories
When it comes to ’70s hairstyles, boho hair accessories are a must. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. 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.

From hippie-perfect flowers to gorgeous golden hair chains, giving a ’70s twist to your hair will be easy as 1-2-3!


Now, if you can’t get enough retro hairstyle inspiration, we have tonnes of other looks to try out over on our Vintage Hairstyles page – you’re bound to find something you like in there.


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