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Style Resource: The Ultimate Guide To 70s Hair

27/04/2011 17:50 | Updated 22 May 2015

In case you hadn't noticed, 70s chic is the hottest trend of spring/summer 2011. So what better time to take a look back at some of the most influential hairstyles of the era?

70s hair was all about being low-maintenance, and looked more natural than the coiffed looks of bygone eras and times to follow. Ultra-long hair was the way to roll and, if your hair was short, the pudding bowl (or page boy style) was key.

Flirty bobs, natural curls, headbands, and feathered flicks, à la Farrah Fawcett, were also bang on-trend. Check out the hair icons of the era here...

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70s hairstyles retro

Many would say that Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett was the hair icon of the 70s, channelling the feathered, flicked haircut that became synonymous with the era. And it's still sexy today...

70s hairstyles retro

Long before travellers made braids the thing to do on a gap year in Thailand, Bo Derek made the look super-sexy in her most famous movie, 10. The film - and Bo - became a sensation when it was released in 1979.

70s hairstyles retro

The late 70s was practically owned by Meryl Streep. The star burst onto the movie scene in The Deer Hunter opposite Robert De Niro in 1978, and in 1979 she won her first Best Actress Oscar for Kramer vs. Kramer. Her sleek, long, blonde locks were admired by women - and men - all over the world.

70s hairstyles retro

Music sensation of the 70s Karen Carpenter was not only famous for her music - fans also coveted her signature long brown locks.

70s hairstyles retro

Sex symbol Pam Grier catapulted into the world's consciousness after starring in the 1974 movie Foxy Brown. She worked the flirty bob look that thousands of women rocked in the 70s.

70s hairstyles retro

The soft crop: Joanna Lumley worked the page boy haircut that was so popular in the 70s, spawning a host of copycat looks.

70s hairstyles retro

Brit actress Jacqueline made waves in the 1977 movie The Deep, after which she was dubbed 'the most beautiful film actress of all time' by Newsweek. Her tresses were a mix of the feathered and natural looks favoured by 70s sirens.

70s hairstyles retro

Daughter of Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, gained worldwide recognition when she won an Oscar for her role in 1972's Cabaret. She was a regular at the most famous fashionable disco club of the era, Studio 54, and always worked a fashionable crop.

70s hairstyles retro

Jerry Hall was one of the most famous models of the 70s, fronting campaigns for Revlon and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as starring on the cover of that 1975 Roxy Music album cover after meeting frontman Bryan Ferry. Today, she still sports the famous long blonde mane, which she became known for, that was typical of the 'undone', low-maintenance look of the 70s.

70s hairstyles retro

Although she's famous for her 60s Bambi lashes and cute crop, when the 70s rolled round model Twiggy was still bang on-trend. She embraced the hippie-inspired fashion for ultra-long locks and headbands, that stars still sport today.

70s hairstyles retro

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