Seventies hairstyles have been creeping back into popularity recently. Not just women’s hairstyles, but men are also jumping on the bandwagon, with a resurgence of hairstyles like the good old mullet. Ladies can really go to town with full on coiffuring to get the seventies look. As the blow drier was invented by Corsair in the 1970’s, this was quite a revolutionary time in terms of hair fashion. People were given more control on how to blow their hair in the direction they wanted it to go in the seventies, hence bigger bouffant styles on women and for men a tendency to grow the hair a little longer and give it a few flicks and lots of body.
The seventies was an exciting time for hairstyles and fashion in general. Coming straight after the sixties there was an attitude of freedom of expression, resulting in, to say the least, some very avante guarde looks and daring experiments with hair, color and cuts.
If you want to picture the hair of these times, think of Abba and Charlies Angels, glamour was most definitely IN and hairstyles reflected this by becoming very styled, shiny and decorated with ornaments like head bands etc. The plaits that were popular in the sixties carried over, but were woven into fringes and subtly added to long sleek hairstyles. Short hair in the seventies included bobs and bangs, choppy layers and lots of definition.
Seventies hairstyles now, in the present day, incorporate all the glam and revolution of the 70’s but with the superior styling abilities of hair dressers in modern times and the tools available to them, the 1970’s look has evolved into something that however retro, actually looks very modern.
Use ceramic straighteners to get that smooth, ultra straight look, clip on a skinny plait, if you are not over 30 you can probably carry off a very seventies center parting and if you are a guy, well grow your hair and get some shapes involved in your look. From the classic mullet, to a good old short back and sides. The seventies was fun and seventies hairstyles demonstrated that, bringing new possibilities to everyone.