Iconic 70s Hairstyles & Outfit Inspo
In the 70s, young people shook up society with their creative, unique, colorful but sometimes over-the-top fashion and hairstyle choices. Today’s 1970s hairstyles and outfits are once again coming back into the spotlight, although modern takes on this retro style are slightly cleaner and show hints of nostalgic elegance. Take a trip back down memory lane to see the 70s haircuts that defined the era and tips on how to wear them in sync with modern fashion trends.
1970s hair: the signature of the decade
The fashion, makeup and hairstyles of the 70s
Curled 70s hairstyles
There are few looks that scream 70s hair as much as that of Farrah Fawcett gazing out from behind her curled blowout. Cut to be heavily feathered and brushed out and to the sides, this Charlie’s Angels star achieved pin-up status with her trademark hair. This ultimate 70s hairstyle achieved such a level of fame, that a shampoo was even launched in Farrah’s name!
The perfect top for this hairstyle: A Marsala wine-colored turtleneck for winter or a bright halter top in summer.
70s hairstyles for long hair
Hair scarf hairstyles in the 70s
In the 1970s, women loved to use creative hair accessories. The flowing headscarf was a favorite and could be used in a multitude of decorative ways. Drawing on the rising popularity of non-Western cultures, oriental and African patterns were frequently seen adorning fabrics and new ways to tie hair explored. Worn simply as a headband, over the whole head or even as a turban, in the 70s hairstyles got louder and brighter with the addition of scarves.
Matching materials and accessories: Glitter and glamour in the form of iridescent materials, metal accessories, sequins, and patent leather for that disco-ready look.