Chic '70s Hairstyles That Will Always Be in Style

Updated 09/07/19

We blame Gucci for the resurgence of '70s hairstyles. Ever since Alessandro Michele took the design helm of the Italian fashion house, we've seen more and more '70s-style hair flicks, curls, and long hippie-style tresses on the catwalk. Not that we have a problem with this. Oh no. In fact, it's the opposite. We welcome this fun, flamboyant decade back into our lives; it was truly one of the coolest eras for hair. 

Hairstyles at Gucci's spring/summer catwalk
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From Farrah Fawcett's big "Charlie's Angels" flicks to Diana Ross's disco-inspired afro, there are so many cool chicks to take inspiration from. Not only that but these styles are also super relevant today. We reckon they could be worn exactly the same as they were then and they would look just as awesome. To prove our point about how amazing this decade was for hair, we've selected seven of our favorite looks.

Scroll through our top picks for some unashamed '70s hairstyle inspiration.

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett showcasing her signature hairstyle
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The Farrah flip is legendary. Fawcett became a star when she was cast in "Charlie's Angels," and as a result, everyone wanted this hair during that decade (and well into the '80s, too). In fact, this iconic hairstyle is loved even to this day. You'll need a decent barrel brush (We love Drybar's Double Pint Round Ceramic Brush, $42) to help re-create this look.

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn showcasing her beautiful locks
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Quick question: Do you follow Goldie Hawn on Instagram? If you don't, we suggest you do so immediately; she's brilliant. Thing is, Goldie has been awesome since forever. While that's mainly due to her incredible acting skills, her iconic '70s hairstyles don't hurt. 

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks with her iconic rocker locks
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For pure hippie-chicness, there's only one person we can think of to copy, and that's Stevie Nicks. It's the one part rocker-chic to two parts Woodstock festival hairstyle, such as this one, that really does it for us. 

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry, ultimate '70s hair inspiration
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For a rocker vibe, turn to none other than Blondie's Debbie Harry. The lead singer was, and still is, known for her shock of blonde hair, which in the '70s was always worn in a choppy bob with chunky layers. 

Pam Grier

Pam Grier inspiring us with her beautiful curls
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While she might have sported classic flicks in Quentin Tarantino's '70s-inspired film "Jackie Brown," in reality, Grier went for big curls. Super cool.

Diana Ross

Diana Ross, legendary '70s icon
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We can't talk about '70s hairstyles without mentioning the queen that is Diana Ross. During that decade, Ross dominated with her music, and she became the first black woman to co-host the Oscars. While she was known for many different hairstyles, her natural afro style was always one of our favorites. 

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, a '70s blonde bombshell
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Once again, Meryl Streep proves that there's nothing she can't do, including incredible blonde '70s hair. For this decade, the actress rocked the natural look. It was very girl-next-door with an extreme side part. What's not to love? 

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