Timeless Elegance: 18 Groovy ’70s Hairstyles to Try Today

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 keen on all things vintage and want to know which ’70s hair trends and other great ’70s hairstyles you should be keeping on your radar, stay put because you’re in for a treat.

Jerry Hall’s Curls

Jerry Hall with iconic long 1970s hair
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When it comes to ’70s hairstyles, 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.

Zendaya’s Shag

Acrtess Zendaya with a 1970s long shag hairstyle
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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 its 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

Actress Farah Fawcett with her iconic 1970s hairstyle
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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 mousse like TRESemmé Volume & Lift Mousse and a large barrel brush is a must too.

Ophelia Lovibond’s Long Bangs

Ophelia Lovibond with a shoulder length haircut and signature fringe
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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 here, 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

Diana Ross black and white image with her dark brown medium shoulder length hair styled with loose waves sitting at a table
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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

Kim Kardashian West with long sleek hairstyle on red carpet
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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? Conditioner, of course!

To get gorgeous, frizz-free hair, apply a a dollop of Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner through your strands after you’ve shampooed your locks.

(Actual) Cher hair

Cher with long dark brown glossy straight hair wearing a yellow cut out dress pictured in front of a yellow backdrop
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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 celebs, like Kim K and others.

Ashley Kames’ Big Curls

Ashley James with big afro hairstyle with butterflies in it
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Whether beautifully natural, achieved with curling irons or even a perm, big curls have continued dominating 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.

Meryl Streep’s Lengthy Locks

70s hairstyles: Meryl Streep long blonde straight hair swept over her shoulder in black and white image
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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 in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ look.

Bianca Jagger’s High Fashion Waves

Bianca Jagger dark brown shoulder length hair with curls in black and white image wearing a white dress with puff sleeves
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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

lily aldrige with studio 54 wavy hair on the diane von furstenburg runway
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Turn back time to Ex-Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge for a modern-day take on the Studio 54 look. 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 styling product, like the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray.

Jane Birkin’s French Girl Hair

Jane Birkin long light brown straight hair with soft bangs wearing a white summer top
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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 of this look.

Feathered Layers

70s hairstyles: model with feathered hairstyle in the salon posing
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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!

Goldie Hawn’s ’70s Bangs

Goldie Hawn medium straight golden blonde hair with sweeping bangs
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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 some added volume.

Boho Hair Accessories

Mary-Kate Olsen with boho hair accessories
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Thinking of wearing your hair down for a festival or a swanky soiree? Great! Adding in a few boho hair accessories, as Mary-Kate Olsen has done here, will ensure you steal the spotlight at your next event.

Debbie Harry’s Rock Chic Locks

Debbie Harry Blondie singer with bleach blonde straight choppy bob haircut with bangs wrapped in a leather jacket in black and white image
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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

Ali MacGraw in the 70s with long straight dark hair in a middle parting
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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

Kendall Jenner with lob length dark straight hair worn in a middle parting
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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.

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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.

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