In the world of hair trends, history tends to repeat itself. That’s why 70s hairstyles for women are back!
Why 70s Hairstyles Are Trending
It’s not just 70s hairstyles that are trending. 70s-inspired fashion, music, film, and art are having a moment. So why the 70s and why now? Trends tend to have a 20 to 30-year cycle. So what’s trendy are reinterpretations of looks from the 90s and 2000s. But, since trends occur in 30-year cycles, trends in the 90s and 2000s were interpretations of trends from the 60s and 70s. And that’s why you’re seeing so many 70s hairstyles!
Our Favorites 70s Hairstyles for Women (& How To Style Them)
The shag is one of the most iconic hairstyles of the 70s. The 2020s version still retains those 70s layers and wispy bangs. This is an excellent wash-and-go hairstyle for people with thick, wavy, or curly hair. Seriously. Just wash your hair with your favorite volumizing shampoo and conditioner duo, apply a little air-dry cream, and you’re good to go.
For extra volume, mist your roots with a volumizing spray. Then use a round brush to lift sections of the hair at the crown and blow dry the roots. You can also twist sections of your hair around a curling wand to add more waves.
The 70s blowout requires more styling than the shag, but we think it’s worth it. To get this look, as your hairstyle for a feather cut. All those 70s layers will equal a lot of volume once you’ve blown out your hair.
To style a 70s blowout, wash your hair with volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Then, blow dry hair in sections using a round brush. Make sure to spin the brush at the end of each section to get that signature 70s hair flick.
After blow-drying each section, wrap it around a large roller. Once the hair has cooled, remove the rollers and gently brush through each section. Flip your hair upside down a few times, then apply a lot of hairspray to secure everything.
Finish the look by applying Toppik Building Hair Fibers to your part. This will make your hair look thicker and fuller – instantly! Hair Fibers are made from keratin (the same protein as your hair) and have a natural electromagnetic charge that allows them to “cling” to your hair. As a result, hair looks thicker.
The 70s were all about letting your natural hair shine; this 70s hairstyle is no exception. If you have curly or coily hair, ask your hairstylist for a round halo cut.
Start by washing your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner. If you have time, air-dry your hair. Apply leave-in conditioner and detangle, then soak up as much as you can from your hair with a microfiber towel. To stretch your hair while it dries, style it into four braids or twists. If you’re short on time (after all, air drying can take several hours!), apply a heat protectant and blow dry your hair.
Once your hair is completely dry, pick out your hair using an afro pick. Set your hair with a flexible-hold hairspray.
Then use Toppik Hair Building Fibers with the Hair Perfecting Tool Kit to finish your look. Simply spray Fibers into any area that looks sparse and pat to disperse.
70s Bangs with Long Hair
This French-girl-chic take on 70s hair is surprisingly low maintenance. Ask your hairstylist for a feather-light, blunt fringe that’s slightly tapered to blend in seamlessly with your longer hair.
The key to 70s bangs is that they must pull hair from pretty far back on your head. This makes your hair look thicker by bringing more hair forward to frame the face.
Will you be trying any of these 70s hairstyles? Are you already rocking a shag? Let us know in the comments!