70s Hairstyles Women Love

’70s Pixie with Accent Braids and Headband

Yara Shahidi’s adorable brunette pixie style, combined with accent braids and a headband, gives a romantic and sweet touch, similar to the look of Charlie’s Angels.

Bowl Cut with Angled Bangs – The Farrah Flip

Dorothy Hamill popularized the boyish bowl cut with bangs clipped at an angle for a more feminine aesthetic. This style was also worn by Joni Mitchell, Olivia Newton-John, and Jane Birkin, commonly called the Farrah flip hairstyle.

Feathered Haircut

Feather hairstyles were fashionable in the 70s and are still considered aesthetically pleasing. This style can be done on any length or texture of hair and incorporate any shade of blonde. Adding a headband enhances the beauty of the feathered haircut, as seen in Gigi Hadid and Elizabeth Olsen.

Mushroom Cut

The mushroom cut is a shoulder-length hairstyle suitable for women with long or short hair. It features a center part to highlight the face and shoulders. Adding big curls for volume and texture completes this iconic style, famously worn by Farrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels.

70s Bangs

Farrah Fawcett’s iconic feathered look from Charlie’s Angels remains timeless. The layered cut with bangs looks fantastic on any blonde, significantly darker tones. It can be styled straight, curled, or slightly wavy for a striking appearance. The shag haircut, with its unevenly progressing layers and full fringe, is another popular 70s look reminiscent of Joanna Lumley as Purdey from The New Avengers.

Tapered Pixie Cut

Joni Mitchell, Olivia Newton-John, and Jane Birkin favored the tapered pixie cut. It highlights the eyes and suits any face shape. Dorothy Hamill appreciated its simplicity and versatility, as it works for all hair types, from thick and wavy to fine and straight locks.

Disco Curls

Big hair with lots of curls was a defining look of the 70s. This style can be achieved on all hair textures. Tight ringlets work well for thin straight locks, while more giant waves add volume to thick curly locks. The middle part emphasizes the voluminous coils, creating a softer look.

Asymmetrical Hairstyles

Asymmetrical hairstyles were immensely fashionable in the ’70s. A side with wavy locks could be pulled back for a sleek bob or braided into a bohemian-inspired plait for added visual interest.

Natural hair with Curls and Waves

In the 1970s, women embraced their natural hair texture, styling long or mid-length locks into tight coils for a mix of romanticism and rock and roll. Models like Tina Turner and Ali MacGraw often donned this look.

Side-Swept and Flipped Short Hair

For those with short hair, creating an elegant side-swept and flipped style with layers and loose curls is an excellent option for casual and formal events.

Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs were a staple 70s trend, framing the face beautifully. This style works best on single-toned medium to long hair and suits all face shapes. Farrah Fawcett made this hairstyle famous and has been updated to meet modern trends.