Every year the beauty industry is inundated with a myriad of trends and we consider it our mission to stay utterly up to the minute with each and every one. That said, not all looks are created equal and every now and then, we pick up on a movement that makes us swoon. Right now, we can’t get enough of the seriously sexy 70s look that’s hitting autumn/winter runways. As well as looking fabulous, it also reminds us of all things retro. Maxi dresses, fondue parties, flower prints and feminism for a start.
To help you master the art of 70s style we’ve put together a collection of our favourite hair dos and how to achieve them.
Sleek and straight, a la Cher
Luxuriously long and inherently carefree, this style flatters almost any face shape. For a more balanced look you can even add bangs. If you’re blessed with naturally straight locks this look is a gem to pull off. If not, whip out the blow dryer and go heavy on the straightening serum.
If there’s one thing the legendary Dolly Parton is famous for, it’s her philosophy of “The higher the hair, the closer to God.” The look is fabulously feminine and can be created by using rollers to enhance volume and thickness.
Bo Derek braids
Goddess of the 1970s bikini scene, Bo made cornrows famous in the iconic rom com, 10. If you’re not keen on committing to a permanent head of braids opt for thicker plaits that will last for several days. We love this tutorial! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58pQTpJJvxs
Feathers like Farrah
Bring Farrah’s fabulous feathers into the 21st century by adding subtle layers to the front of the face.
Marsha’s middle part
Inspired by the world’s sassiest sister, the middle part is a great way to pull off simple 70s style. Train your hair to fall in the centre by wetting it before bed, then blow-drying it straight overnight.
No one pulled off curls quote like the legendary Donna Summers. It takes serious edge to rock such fierce bangs so make sure you’ve got attitude to match!
When it comes to boho chic, Stevie Nicks takes the crown. We love her all natural 70s look that featured shoulder length layers with a slightly tousled finish. The top hat is up to you!
Many modern women are even choosing embrace the flower power, such as Shanae Grimes, AnnaLynne McCord and even Kate Middleton is sporting a Farrah Fawcett flick!
Ready to get creative and start channelling 70s chic into your life? Whether you want to create an easy everyday look or a show stopping party stunner, we can help with our expert range of hair extensions.