The 1970s were a good time for a lot of things: maxi dresses, feminism, macrame, fondue parties鈥 and then there was the hair. If you saw American Hustle, you know what we鈥檙e talking about. The ladies of the 鈥70s were definitely on to something, but you don鈥檛 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鈥檚 Sleek +聽Straight Look: Bangs are optional with this super-long style that flatters almost any face shape. It鈥檚 pretty much the 鈥70s version of the blowout. Just add smoothing serum to make it extra shiny and prevent flyaways. (Bethany Olson/Wit + Delight.)


2. Dolly Parton鈥檚 Voluminous Curls: We love Dolly for many reasons, one of which is how she has always subscribed to the 鈥渢he higher the hair, the closer to God,鈥 philosophy. This tutorial shows how to do it without hot rollers 鈥 or a perm. (via A Beautiful Mess)


3. Bo Derek鈥檚 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.)


4. Farrah Fawcett鈥檚 Feathers: While the Charlie鈥檚 Angel鈥檚 look was extreme, a little subtle feathering of the front layers adds intrigue to long hair without being overly dramatic. (via PopSugar)


5. Donna Summer鈥檚 Curls: It takes bravery to rock curly bangs like the Queen of Disco, but when it works, we鈥檙e talking Hot Stuff. (via Kara/LuvYourMane)


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鈥檚 Middle Part: This iconic 鈥70s style, favored by the world鈥檚 sassiest older sister, has a simple shape but doesn鈥檛 need to be boring. Add natural waves (or a half-up 鈥榙o) to keep it from looking stringy or flat. (via Brit + Co)

8. Pam Grier鈥檚 Foxy 鈥楩ro: This black style icon, action star and all-around badass pioneered natural hair. Follow in her footsteps with an easy-to-follow how-to. (via My Natural Sistas)

9. Stevie Nicks鈥 Gypsy Layers: Oh, Stevie. Where do we even start with your hair? Before she opted for the long, straight look she鈥檚 been wearing since鈥 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 鈥70s hairstyles? Let us know in the comments below!