Hairstyles for Women

Women of the 1970s knew how to accentuate their features, bringing forth a strong yet vulnerable femininity that is lost today. Stylists and the like, are trying to tap into the seventies like we’ve never seen before, staying true to the iconic while adding a touch of modernity. Hairstyles are a breathtaking sight when spotted on a runway, where the seventies is taking the world by storm in significant ways.
Speaking of hair, which do you think is the one hairstyle that stands out from the rest? It’s got to be the “Farrah Flicks” hairstyle! If you aren’t familiar with its name, think back in time to the original cast of “Charlie’s Angels”. Yes, it was “Ferrah Leni ‘Farrah’ Fawcett” who starred as one of the three crime-fighting beauties, making that voluptuous head of hair just as famous.

That’s where the hairstyle gets its eponymous name from – Farrah’s luscious hair. There are other hairstyles that took over this iconic decade, slowly moving away from the passé trends of the ’60s, ditching the goody-two-shoes image for a wild, sexy, and independent take on style.
Hairstyles for Women from the ’70s
The Afro Style
African-American women (and men) of the seventies let their voluminous afros grow, rarely ever taming them by tying it up in a ponytail or braid. It emerged right out of the ’60s as part of the Black Pride Movement, gaining popularity in the seventies. While still politically strong in its appearance, it turned into a style statement of sorts, where even fellow Americans were sporting the trend. Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé are two stars that have pulled off the ‘fro with élan.

The Perm Style
Stacked perms were also a hit in the seventies, with many African-Americans combining straight hair with thick curls. This sort of perm was done by straightening hair on the crown of one’s head, with curls circling the bottom.
The Cornrow Style
Cornrows took center stage amidst the afro hoopla, turning into a full-blown trend in the ’70s that is still very much in style today.

The Shag Style
This hairstyle has been spotted on actress Jennifer Aniston and TV presenter/model Alexa Chung, for its rugged and messy appeal. Hair is usually in line with one’s chin or kept a little longer past the shoulders, commonly accompanied by a full fringe grazing across the eyebrows. While this hairstyle isn’t easy to tie up into a ponytail, it’s quite versatile to work with if styled using trusty hair products and techniques.