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The 70s were an age of chic exuberance, glamorous fashion, and iconic hairstyles! All of these can be seen making a comeback on international fashion platforms, the big screen, and in everyday life. Maxi flowing skirts and dresses, thick floral headbands, flared jeans, and retro-style patterns are slowly re-emerging. Chic glam of the 70s embedded itself into pop culture’s fashion portfolio decades back, and the charm of that bygone era is slowly being brought back. High-end hair salons are seen to be inundated with requests of the Diana Ross, Farrah Fawcett, and Brigitte Bardot hairstyles of yore, and we can’t get enough of the 70s glam in our lives.

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Be a ravishing water baby with Bo Derek's braids

Bo Derek made everyone go weak in the knees when she headed toward shore adorned in her glorious swimsuit. However, what caught everyone’s attention were the cornrows she sported. This style creates hair braids that are made in close proximity to the scalp. Continuous rows of raised braids adorn your hair as you go about your carefree day.

circa 1979: Actress Bo Derek, star of the comedy film '10'. Alan Band / Keystone / Getty Images
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Address bad hair days with the 70s staple of voluminous ponytails

What do we do when in a rush or in the worst of our hair days? Our go-to hair savior is the humble ponytail. It’s a style that will never go out of style. It’s cute and fun, and fully functional. Just pull all your hair into a high, voluminous ponytail and tie it up with a scrunchie. You can adorn it with various accessories, including ribbons, clips, and vintage headbands.

Studio shot of young woman tossing hair Sonja Pacho / Getty Images
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Carry your micro bangs with graceful 70s style

The younger sister of curtain bangs, this fun hairstyle was brought back with a bang when Halle Berry sported the look on the red carpet at the 2021 Oscars. Micro Bangs are not as shaggy as curtain bangs and not as long. They're perfect for little ones as the hair barely touches your eyebrows, making it more manageable and kid-friendly.

Young woman standing in her kitchen and eating a buttered bread. Hinterhaus Productions / Getty Images
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Add multi-layers of texture with the mullet

With our favorite celebrities bringing back this 70s beauty, it’s hard to stay away from trying it ourselves! Defined with short sides and a short fringe (accompanied with wispier strands at the back of the head), the mullet was a rage back then. Its modern version has shaggy sides and is more relaxed overall, lending it a graduated look.

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Maintain a prim and proper stance with the sleek and straight Cher hairstyle

Who didn’t want to be like the queen of great 70s music, Cher? Raise your hands! Her extra-long and sleek hair gave us all a big hair complex and even bigger ambitions. To achieve the poker-straight look, which is also healthy and shiny, you need to use appropriate hair products before you style it. Make sure you prep your tresses with heat-protective sprays, and don’t forget to use the glossy serum or argan oils to seal in the moisture.

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Wear your disco curls with flair

Farah Fawcett immortalized another special hairdo called the disco curl. Large rollers used over curling tongs can achieve this iconic look. Part your hair in the middle and set the hot rollers all over the back of your head. A secret tip is to take two sections at the front and fit them together into a single roller to get a nice lifted look within the roots. Once your rollers are cool enough to be removed, simply brush back your hair and let loose those gorgeous curls you crave!

Afro Disco Dancer with Jumpsuit RyanJLane / Getty Images
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Let out your inner Farrah Fawcett with her iconic 70s flicks

This feathered cut adds flicks to the curtain fringe. It’s another style that can easily be adapted to most face shapes. The bouncy look is achieved by adding feathered layers with choppy edges. This lends great volume to the hair, but if you need the extra bounce for fine hair, all you need to do is comb your tresses in outward flicks. Synonymous with hair flipping, this style is here to stay!

American actress Farrah Fawcett (then known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) watches the on-court action at a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center charity tennis tournament, Hollywood, California, September 1976. Fotos International / Frank Edwards / Getty Images
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Get fluffed-out afros and reggae your way to 70s chic

Fluffed-out afro hair will probably never go out of style as long as theme parties and reggae music are on the scene! Large curls and coils are a feature of this style. To maintain the moisture of your hair, don’t forget to use good styling products.

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Frame your face with long bangs when you request the shag

The shag gives you large bangs, which beautifully frame your face. It’s perfect for people with thin hair as it adds texture and volume with its statement fringe. Jane Fonda fans will be thrilled to sport this style with finesse. Many layers of hair are cut into, but the crown is the main area of focus. Volume is the name of the game with messy texture and bounce built up at the top of your head. The wolf cut is a reincarnation of the shag.

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Rock billowing layers with curtain bangs

This ultra-classy 70s hair staple was determined by its fluffy fringe, which lent width to the area around the face. Your hair is given shaggy bangs, which can be parted, thus giving it a unique name. Curtain bangs need to frame the face well and, for the purpose, are cut a bit longer than the regular fringe. Social media influencers are making this style a big hit by featuring it in videos and stories. Use a simple sea-salt spray to maintain your locks in this fun hairstyle.

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