Chic '70s Hairstyles You'd Be Mad Not to Try Now

Updated 04/19/19

We blame Gucci for the resurgence of the '70s hairstyle. 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, for it was truly one of the coolest eras for hairstyles. 


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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 hairstyles to take inspiration from. Not only that, but they're also super relevant today. We reckon they could be worn exactly the same as they were then and they would look just as awesome. Yes, we have a thing for the '70s; is it that obvious? To prove our point about how amazing this decade was for hair, we've selected seven of our favourite looks. Click through our gallery for unashamed '70s hairstyle inspiration.

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Farrah Fawcett

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). You'll need a decent barrel brush to help re-create this look.

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Goldie Hawn

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 it's mainly due to her incredible acting skills, we've also tried to emulate her '70s hairstyles for a long time. 

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Stevie Nicks

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. 

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Debbie Harry

For an even rockier 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. 

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Pam Grier

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

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Diana Ross

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 favourites. 

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Meryl Streep

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

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