70’s Hair is Back; Six Iconic Looks to Try
By Gina Brogna
Think Farah Fawcett, Stevie Nicks, and Debbie Harry of the 1970’s era; these iconic hairstyles are making a comeback and we aren’t mad about it.
With nothing to do but give ourselves haircuts, dye our hair and film TikTok challenges during quarantine, these hairdos came about and hit the spotlight on social media. TikTok is a hub for 70’s inspired cuts, filled with how-to tutorials and best styling choices to match your new do. Twitter houses recent threads dedicated to this trend, where 70’s hair lovers alike come together and post photos or videos of the style they’re sporting. There’s no wrong way to get this look; check out some of the popular styles inspired by different 70’s icons to find your perfect match.
A true beauty icon, Farrah’s legendary hairstyle is all about feathering. With layers, volume, and bounce, get that perfect Farrah Flip by parting your hair in the center and curling the ends of your layers away from the face for the feathering effect. Don’t be afraid of a little hairspray. This style is perfect for those who like to keep it classy, but with a little fabulous flare.
This look was not only partial to women. From Farrah Fawcett to John Travolta, the feathered hairstyle was truly a versatile look.
For the boho-chic crew, try out the Stevie Nicks inspired shag. Another style all about layering, this style aims for a “less is more” effect by rocking the natural texture of your hair. This look is perfect for those who don’t want to dedicate lots of maintenance to their hair and love a more natural do. Just tease your hair a little throughout, a pinch of hairspray, and you’re good to go.
If you want to add some touches for a more put-together look, try adding a few curls or waves throughout your hair. Leaving your hair overnight in a few braids can achieve those perfect waves.
We are here for the bangs this season! Donna’s blunt bangs are the focal point of her do’, and are a super cute way of adding a simple but bold touch to your new look while also drawing the attention to your eyes. This look is one for those who like to add a little funkiness to their style. Wear this look with curly locks like Donna, or try it sleek and straight.
For our curly-haired girls, Diana brings us a beautiful afro style that adds class to any paired fashion look. Less is not always more with this one; be loud, proud, and own this stunning look. This hairstyle is perfect for those with curly, kinky textured hair who embrace the power of this look and do so boldly.
For the rebels with a little spunk in them, the Debbie Harry inspired look is for you. This short cut also includes bangs, but it’s the punk rock and messy style that takes the spotlight. Grab a comb and some hairspray, because this look will need a little teasing and spraying to achieve that wispy, imperfectly perfect effect.
Last but certainly not least, we cannot forget about a legend like Cher. Her long, sleek hairdo is a classic that will never go out of style. Other celebrities like Kim Kardashian are well known for sporting the Cher look, and all it takes is a flat iron. For the “Insta Baddies” and glam girls, this look is a timeless classic you need to try.
Whether you want to try a modern twist on the Farrah Flip, the boho shag, or some blunt bangs, these 70’s styles will give you that fix you need for a new, unique look. Live out your 70’s fantasy with some of these inspired hairstyles, paired with trending styling choices like tie-dye, patchwork apparel, or a thrift vintage outfit. Bringing back an era of confidence and expression through these hairstyles throws a new twist in our average modern-day world.
Gina Brogna is an editorial writer who specializes in fashion and beauty trends as well as fashion event coverage.