9 Groovy ’70s Hairstyles That Are Making a Huge Comeback
The 1970s were a good time for a lot of things: maxi dresses, feminism, macrame, fondue parties… and then there was the hair. If you saw American Hustle, you know what we’re talking about. The ladies of the ’70s were definitely on to something, but you don’t need to go totally retro to capture the styles of Stevie, Dolly and Donna. These nine styles put a very modern twist on the looks of the disco-meets-boho-meets-glam era.
1. Cher’s Sleek + Straight Look: Bangs are optional with this super-long style that flatters almost any face shape. It’s pretty much the ’70s version of the blowout. Just add smoothing serum to make it extra shiny and prevent flyaways. (Bethany Olson/Wit + Delight.)
2. Dolly Parton’s Voluminous Curls: We love Dolly for many reasons, one of which is how she has always subscribed to the “the higher the hair, the closer to God,” philosophy. This tutorial shows how to do it without hot rollers — or a perm. (via A Beautiful Mess)
3. Bo Derek’s Braids: Bo debuted her cornrows in the 1979 rom-com 10, sparking even more interest in the classic look. Recreate the shape without committing to a whole head of braids with this easy tutorial. (Photo via Anna Karapetyan/Behind the Chair.)
6. Studio 54 Waves: Inspired by the days when clubbing was basically a full-time job, this wavy look (with a hint of kink in the front and tons of volume on the sides) is easy enough to do in 10 minutes flat. (via Brit + Co)
7. Marcia Brady’s Middle Part: This iconic ’70s style, favored by the world’s sassiest older sister, has a simple shape but doesn’t need to be boring. Add natural waves (or a half-up ‘do) to keep it from looking stringy or flat. (via Brit + Co)
9. Stevie Nicks’ Gypsy Layers: Oh, Stevie. Where do we even start with your hair? Before she opted for the long, straight look she’s been wearing since… forever, the White Witch rocked some seriously all-natural, boho-chic, shoulder-length layers. Top hat is optional. (via FIDM)
Are you ready to get groovy with these modern takes on ’70s hairstyles? Let us know in the comments below!