The ’70s hairstyles that stars embraced during the decade will never be beaten by anything. It says a lot about the timelessness of these designs that there is a revival of an entire age of trends this year. Between the glamorous hair of the ’60s and the wild perms of the’ 80s, a combination of flowing lengths, lots of texture, and even a few chic lobs were the quirky looks that came out of this period.
See the hairstyles that were as popular as the stars that wear them up ahead.
Though a woman with many styles and talents, Cher’s long hair is a testimony to a trend that has been going on for decades. The singer and actor wearing this style for most of her life (despite a brief curly perm stint in the 1980s), is evidence that the groovy look has outgrown every decade.
Waves such as the beautiful, high-volume ones of Summer may be considered one of the top trends during the ’70s, if not the top trend. Sleek and brushed out, there was an universally “crimped” vibe around this certain theme, minus the sharp angles. It looked sexy but it could be worn out to run errands just as quickly, which is why it never went out of style.
Cuts like Turner ‘s spectacular reddish brown lob and bangs were on the other end of the long hair continuum. For those who favored a shorter look, the thick fringe and blunt cuts were absolutely on-trend and a sophisticated alternative. This has reappeared as a common option in the last few decades , particularly for summer and fall.
Even in 2020, the slightly undone updo with a California-inspired vibe is still super chic. Despite many people spending hours trying to get the perfect combination of messy and put together, especially Goldie Hawn is one star who always seemed to get it right. Though she’s been through many fun hairstyles over the years, her latest, like this one, are probably her messy buns and laissez-faire updos.
This decade has marked the beginning of endless volume — no matter how many hair spray cans and gel it took. Lengths and styles of hair were not of interest, swept up and out, but rather how much height you might reach. The dense and voluminous ‘do’ of Oprah Winfrey here is enviable even in today’s times.
Her hair was the only thing that was more popular than this’ 70s symbol. One star who helped to describe what volume really means when it comes to waves and curtain bangs was Fawcett. It was unusual to meet someone who didn’t at least attempt this look that consisted of curls shimming just past your shoulders from your fringe (just take a look at the yearbook of your mom).
When you first think of the 1970s, your mind can evoke images of ultra-voluminous waves and curls, but it was equally common with sleek ‘dos. The chic lob and sideswept bangs of Tomita, which couldn’t look more sophisticated combined with her white red carpet dress, are a shining example. Like Turner, with this pattern, the actor was on something, as it’s still a much-loved style today.