5 Easy and Elegant 70s-inspired Hairstyles for the Modern Woman

5 easy and elegant 70s-inspired hairstyles for the modern woman

We all love the glamour of the 70s! The 1970s were a time of liberation and change for women. We were breaking out of the mold that society had created for us and embracing our newfound freedom. While the fashion may have been a little bit crazier than what we're used to now, the hairstyles were simple and elegant.
These 5 easy and elegant hairstyles will have you looking like a disco queen in no time! And best of all, they're all pretty low-maintenance - perfect for busy women on the go. So, roll up your sleeves and let's get started!


1. The Shag

Zendaya wearing curly shag hair
The Shag 70's hairstyle is big, bold, and definitely not for the faint of heart. If you're looking to turn heads and start a conversation, this is the style for you. The key to pulling off the Shag is all in the big, voluminous hair. Think disco fever meets Farrah Fawcett, and you're on the right track. To get the look, start by applying a generous amount of mousse to your damp hair. Then, using a round brush, blow dry your hair in sections until it's completely dry. Once your hair is dry, use a large barrel curling iron to add some big, beautiful waves. Finish off by spraying your hair with a strong hold hairspray, and you're good to go! Just be prepared for everyone to ask you about your amazing 'do.


2. The Farrah Fawcett Flip

The Farrah Fawcett Flip

There's no denying that the Farrah Flip was one of the most iconic hairstyles of the 1970s. Worn by Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Cheryl Ladd on the hit show "Charlie's Angels," the style quickly became a must-have for any self-respecting Angel fan. The flip was achieved by curling the hair under at the ends, then using a blow dryer to flip the ends up and out. The result was a voluminous, bouncy style that was both stylish and easy to manage. While the Farrah Flip may not be as popular as it once was, it continues to hold a special place in the hearts of '70s fans everywhere.


3. The feathered look

The Feathered Look Hairstyle

The feathered look was all the rage in the 70s, and it’s easy to see why. This voluminous style added instant glamour to any outfit, and it was the perfect way to show off your disco-ready moves on the dance floor. The key to achieving the feathered look was a lot of teasing and backcombing, which resulted in a style that was both high-maintenance and high-impact. If you were lucky enough to rock this style in its heyday, then you know that it takes a certain level of commitment (and a whole lot of hairspray) to keep those feathers in place. But if you’re up for the challenge, then we say go for it! After all, nothing says “party like it’s 1979” quite like the feathered look.


4. The long and straight style

The Long and Straight 70's Style Haircut

The long and straight 70's hairstyle is one that is often associated with the disco era. It is a style that was very popular among disco dancers and was often seen as a glamorous and sexy look. The style consisted of long, straight hair that was parted in the middle and often had a side fringe. It was often styled with a lot of backcombing to give it extra volume. The look was completed with a pair of platform heels and a glittery dress. While the long and straight 70's hairstyle may not be fashionable today, it is still a style that is fondly remembered by many people.


5. The bohemian look

The Bohemian Look 70's Style Haircut

This hairstyle became popular among women who wanted to express their individuality and freedom. The bohemian look was achieved by letting your hair grow long and wild, or by braiding it into intricate designs. Whether you wore your hair down or up, the important thing was that it looked natural and carefree. The bohemian look was often paired with earthy fabrics and jewellery, and it remains popular to this day. If you're looking for a hairstyle that will make you stand out from the crowd, consider giving the bohemian look a try.
While the 70s may be best remembered for its outlandish fashion, there were some timeless elements that we can still draw inspiration from today. The hairstyles of that era were elegant and versatile, and easy to recreate with a modern twist. We’ve put together 5 of our favourite 70s-inspired hairstyles that you can wear to work, out on the town, or just about anywhere. So what are you waiting for? Try one of these looks today and see how fabulous you feel! What other 1970s hairstyles would you like us to feature? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rhianna Cullen

Sophia Hair Australia

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