If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of, it’s taking beauty inspo from the past. Whether it’s as far back as the 1920s or a more current throwback from the ‘90s, there’s no question that beauty trends repeat themselves. One decade that’s in the hairstyle spotlight once again? The ‘1970s! There’s just something about ‘70s hair that’s perfect for spring and summer, which is why it’s no surprise hippie hairstyles are trending. Below, we’re sharing 20 ‘70s hairstyles so you can add a groovy touch to your beauty look.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #1: CRIMPED HAIR
When you think of crimped hair, your mind might go to the ‘80s, but this trend actually took root in the ‘70s. And yes, crimped ‘70s disco hair is back! As for how to get the look, of course, you can use a hair crimper, but there’s another option. If you don’t have a crimper on hand, weave your mane into a bunch of small, three-strand braids and run your flat iron over them to create a crimped texture. Let your strands cool in the braids, then unweave to reveal a totally retro ‘do.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #2: FEATHERED HAIR
Feathered hairstyles are making a huge comeback! There’s just something about this wispy, carefree ‘do that’s flattering on just about anyone, making us wish we could travel back to the ‘70s to rock this look. Ready to take on the trend? Head over to our article, Feathered Hairstyles are the Next Big Thing, for some feathered hairstyle inspo.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #3: SHAG HAIRCUT
The shag certainly made a name for itself in the ‘70s, and it’s back and here to stay for 2020! With loads of layers and texture, it’s the ideal cut for those who want their mane to have plenty of movement. Customize the look with the help of our article, 8 of the Best Shaggy Hairstyles for Every Face Shape.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #4: HAIR SCARF
When it comes to hair accessories, hair scarves were one of the most prominent in the ‘70s. They were typically worn as a headband and tied at the nape of the neck for some seriously trendy hippie hair. Today, there are so many more ways to sport a hair scarf—and we urge you to give them all a try! Here’s everything you need to know about How to Wear a Head Wrap or Hair Scarf.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #5: AFRO
Those with natural hair were known for sporting big, full afros in the ‘70s. We’ve been seeing this look make its way back into the beauty scene as of late, with the trendiest of influencers showing off and embracing their natural hair texture.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #6: SLEEK AND STRAIGHT
There’s no question that this ‘70s hairstyle has held its own throughout the years. Super sleek, straight strands will always be on trend in our book!
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #7: SPIRAL CURLS
Tight spiral curls were sported in all lengths way back when and—you guessed it—they’re back. This look offers plenty of body and texture, making it easy to see the reason for its return. Here’s How to Get Spiral Curls.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #8: MIDDLE PART
We’re sure you know by now that how you part your hair can make all the difference in your overall beauty look. While we love a good side part, the ‘70s were known for the symmetrical middle part.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #9: LONG BANGS
Brow-skimming bangs are a ‘70s hair trend we can definitely get behind. As you can likely guess, this fringe style falls right at your brows for a soft look. They’re also a great option for those hoping to mask a larger forehead.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #10: VOLUMINOUS PONYTAIL
What’s better than a high ponytail? A ponytail with lots of volume! To get the ‘70s-inspired look, begin by spritzing your roots with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Life Creation Spray to boost volume. Then, use a rattail comb to tease your roots. Gently smooth your hair back into a ponytail and secure with a clear elastic. Hello, volume!
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #11: THIN HEADBANDS
Aside from hair scarves, thin, braided headbands were another popular hippie hair accessory in the ‘70s. These headbands were typically worn across the forehead, paired with a middle part and straight hair.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #12: HALF-UP TWISTS
Want your hair out of your face but still want to show off your length? Give half-up twists, one of our favorite ‘70s hairstyles, a try. First, part your hair down the middle. Then, twist back your face-framing strands on either side, pinning them into place with a bobby pin or two above your ear. Easy, right?
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #13: FEATHERED BANGS
Remember when we mentioned feathered hairstyles? Well, feathered bangs were also a popular look in the ‘70s. These wispy bangs are the perfect option for those who aren’t brave enough to try out blunt, straight-across bangs but still want to hop on the bang bandwagon.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #14: VOLUMINOUS CURLS
When it comes to ‘70s hair, we say the bigger, the better! That’s why the next ‘70s hairstyle we’re thrilled to see trending once again is voluminous curls. This hairstyle is sure to leave your mane with plenty of body and bounce. Just be sure to spritz your locks with a trusty hairspray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray, when you’re done styling.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #15: CHOPPY BOB
If you’re a fan of an edgier look, this next hairstyle is for you! The choppy bob was worn by some of the most iconic female rock stars of the decade, so get ready to channel your inner rocker. Bring this style from the ‘70s to today and style your cut with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty for plenty of texture and a stylishly messy look.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #16: UNDONE WAVES
Speaking of messy, carefree hippie hairstyles, undone waves were another popular ‘do in the ‘70s. And good news, you can get the look sans heat with the help of a wave spray. First, spritz towel-dried strands with a wave spray. Then, braid your hair as you normally would. Allow your hair to air dry, then remove your braid to reveal perfectly undone waves.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #17: PERMED HAIR
Hair perming is back! Though you may not see the huge manes that were popular in the ‘70s, this hair styling technique has been modernized and makes for a seriously stunning ‘do. Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Hair Perming.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #18: ACCENT BRAIDS
Small accent braids were a popular addition to loosely waved hair back in the ‘70s. To pay homage to the look, create a few accent braids of your own throughout your mane. This bohemian hairstyle is especially gorgeous for summer or festival season.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #19: CURTAIN BANGS
Bangs parted down the middle, AKA curtain bangs, were a popular haircut option during the ‘70s, and we’ve seen this look resurfacing as of late. They beautifully frame your face and are easy to style, so the curtain bangs resurgence makes plenty of sense.
‘70S HAIRSTYLE #20: FLIPPED ENDS
Last but not least on our list of ‘70s hairstyles, we can’t forget about flipped ends! The next time your curl, straighten, or blow-dry your mane, allow your ends to curl and flip outward for some serious ‘70s vibes.