16 Throwback ’70s hairstyles Making a Huge Come Back

All Things Hair | 20 August 2018
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Mark our words: ’70s hairstyles are back and better than ever!

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…

1. Jerry Hall’s curls

70s hairstyles: Jerry Hall long curly golden blonde hair swept over one shoulder wearing big sleeved black dress
Goals goals goals! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

2. Zendaya’s shag

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

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.

3. Farrah Fawcett’s flip

70s hairstyles: Farrah Fawcett long golden blonde 70s flipped out waves wearing a blue top
The Farrah flip is legendary. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

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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.

4. Ophelia Lovibond’s long bangs

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

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?

5. Diana Ross’ disco curls

70s hairstyles: Diana Ross black and white image with her dark brown medium shoulder length hair styled with loose waves sitting at a table
Disco glamour queen. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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?

6. Kim Kardashian West’s Cher hair

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

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!

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

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.

7. (Actual) Cher hair

70s hairstyles: Cher with long dark brown glossy straight hair wearing a yellow cut out dress pictyred in front of a yellow backdrop
Cher isn’t Kim K’s icon for no reason. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Just to prove it, we bring you megastar Cher. The muse for many current day icons, Cher’s long poker straight raven locks are often replicated by the likes of Demi Lovato, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.

8. Ashley Kames’ big curls

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

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, and to bring her look to life, Ashley adds a few butterfly hair accessories.

9. Meryl Streep’s lengthy locks

70s hairstyles: Meryl Streep long blonde straight hair swept over her shoulder in black and white image
Meryl Streep went for the side swept look to show off her lengthy locks. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

10. Bianca Jagger’s high fashion waves

70s hairstyles: Bianca Jagger dark brown shoulder length hair with curls in black and white image wearing a white dress with puff sleeves
Bianca’s high-end fashions needed a striking hairdo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

11. Lily Aldridge’s Studio 54 waves

70s hairstyles: lily aldrige with studio 54 wavy hair on the diane von furstenburg runway
Voluminous ’70s hair takes the crown. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

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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.

12. Jane Birkin’s French girl hair

70s hairstyles: Jane Birkin long light brown straight hair with soft bangs wearing a white summer top
Jane Birkin is the ultimate French girl goals. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

13. Feathered layers

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

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

14. Goldie Hawn’s ’70s bangs

70S hairstyles: Goldie Hawn medium straight golden blonde hair with sweeping bangs
Goldie’s hair is ticking all our ’70s hair needs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

15. Boho hair accessories

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

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!

16. Debbie Harry’s rock chic locks

'70s hairstyles: Debbie Harry Blondie singer with bleach blonde straight choppy bob haircut with bangs wrapped in a leather jacket in black and white image
It was all bleached blonde and choppy bobs for Debbie Harry. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

 

Psst! Pick your favourite vintage hairstyle and come on down to this year’s Goodwood Revival. All Things Hair has partnered up with Goodwood Revival, so look out the ATH team at the barbershop and Betty’s Salon.