1970’s Hair and Make Up

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1970’s Hair and Make up

The most recently remembered, an maybe copied, hairstyle of all times was from the 1970's was Farrah Fawcett's feathered hairstyle.

Nothing screams 1970's quite like feathered hair. It was glamorous and edgy, leaving the wearer with so many options. You could have the style whether your hair was long or short and most people copied it. I was a teenager in the 70's and I had my hair like this, too. It's a nice memory to think of this hairstyle, unlike many others, and it's one that is still copied today. A Sneak Peak of Hairstyles of the 1970's

In the 1970s anything went for hairstyles. Everyone wanted a 'natural' look and the stuffy, stiff, hair sprayed styles of the 60's was gone. No more sleeping in curlers, spraying your hair until you couldn't breathe or making it big, molded and puffy. It was time to let your silky hair down and be carefree.Women tried to keep their locks as long, smooth and sleek as possible and the hairstyles were actually pretty cool, and a whole lot easier to fix.

Straight and Sleek
There were no straightening irons in the 1970's so women had to go to extra lengths to create their 'natural' look. To get that long luscious look of the 70's women actually had to use a regular clothing iron to straighten their hair. Girls actually took turns ironing each others hair, inch by inch careful not to scorch the hair, or burn yourself, in order to achieve the natural, smooth, straight look of the 1970s.

The wedge hairstyle gained popularity in the 1970's, when Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill won a gold medal and inspired thousands of American women to head to the salon to get her signature cut. It's 70's spin on the classic bob, with hair closer to the neck cut a bit longer than higher layers. Some stylists cut the style a little more extreme than others, creating a geometric hairstyle.

The Shag
The shag is a layered haircut, made popular by Carol Brady on the Brady Bunch. The hair is cut with many layers to give it a kind of messy or 'shaggy' look. The shag haircut was a short hairstyle consisting of layers at the base of the head as well as the top of the head, along with full bangs, however bangs is elective when wearing this shag hairstyle.

Most shags are heavily layered, so use the hair dryer to give it plenty of lift if your hair is flat. Color is one more way to highlight and accentuate this unique style.

The Mullet
The page boy was a hairstyle for younger kids and maybe teens. To create this style you would curl the back of the hair under and only up to the neck, then to the same on the sides and the bangs keeping all the curls going underneath and towards the face. Fluff the bangs up for the finishing touch and there you have a page boy fluff hairdo.

The Feathered Look
Better known as Farrah Fawcett hair, it is actually a really easy hairstyle to achieve. Just blow dry your hair in an up and under motion to get more volume, body, and movement through your hair, then blow dry around the face going up and out to get that softer feathered look.

The Afro
An afro, sometimes called a "natural" or shortened to "fro", is a hairstyle in which the hair extends out from the head like a halo, cloud or ball. This may or may not include wearing such afros long, to several times the diameter of the head. Afros were popular, even on people who shouldn't be doing it! and the trend is returning.

1970's Fashion

The fashion of the 1970's was a time when fashion was evolving in many ways. Women at that time had more freedom of wearing what they wanted when they wanted to. Fashion was also spreading around the world and was also culturally spreading and bringing new fashion styles to the U.S. as the years went by. Here are some of the major fashion fabrics and garments famously used in the 70's. Micro Mini, or Maxi: Skirt lengths of the 1970's

The 70's was a time when women chose who they wanted to be and if they felt like putting a short mini...
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