The 1970s are known for discos, hippies, and glam rock. Young people shook up society with their creative, unique and colourful but sometimes over the top fashion and hairstyle choices. Today’s 1970s retro style is slightly cleaner and may even show hints of elegance. We show suitable hairstyles for the updated 1970s retro fashion.
Thinking of the Swedish pop group ABBA, Donna Summer, and the Rolling Stones brings back icons of the 1970s. Now, imagine flower power outfits, large curls, layered haircuts and a Bohemian lifestyle and you are back in the 1970s.
1970s Hairstyles with Curls
This bob with wild curls is slightly more elegant than the curly hairstyles of the 1970s.
The perfect top for the hairstyle: A Marsala wine-coloured turtleneck.
1970s Hairstyle for Shoulder-Length Hair
Shoulder-length hair with long fringes is as fashionable as ever. Today, women prefer shades of blonde for this hairstyle.
The matching outfit: Short flowery dress with long sleeves, tie neck, and wide belt at waist level.
Long 1970s Hairstyle
Long, naturally kept undone hair was as popular in the 1970s as it is today.
The matching outfit: Feminine outfit with circle skirt, booties and short, long-sleeve jacket.
1970s Hairstyle with Turban
1970s women loved to use creative hair accessories. This cool turban covering long flowing hair was just the ticket for the perfect disco-style outfit.
Matching materials and accessories: Glitter and glamour in the form of iridescent materials, metal accessories, sequins, and patent leather.
1970s Hairstyle with Straight Fringes
The straight fringes add charm to this clavicle-length 1970s hairstyle.
The matching outfit: Fashion forward with boxy jacket, midi skirt and turtleneck.
1970s Styles: Creating the Modern Retro-Style Version
Fashion: Outfits were unique, off-kilter and hard to overlook. In the 1970s, people loved saturated colours, flamboyant patterns, and durable materials. Fashionable outfits included large collars, short skirts, and platform shoes. Disco-style clothing with shiny materials and sequins were also quite popular in the 1970s. Hippies made the case for flower prints, batik prints, and fluttery dresses. Disco-styles were inspired by the 1970s glam rock bands with their rivet-studded leather outfits and grungy styles.
Hairstyles: Outfits in flamboyant colours or ostentatious make are ideally counter-balanced with plain hairstyles while the hairstyle should be the highlight if the colours and patterns of the outfit are plain or subdued (e. g. plain business suits, delicate blouses or simple dresses).
Makeup: Nude makeup, red lips and profligate smokey eyes fit the 1970s style perfectly. Dependent on the application, the result can be elegant, soft or feminine.