The seventies are coming back baby!

There are some truly iconic 70’s hairstyles that you might be yearning to try. Luckily, the 70’s are back in style – from clothing to interior design, you’ll be finding 1970’s inspiration everywhere. If you want a complete change in hairstyle then it is always a great idea to pop into see one of the team at Alchemy & I, especially if it is a hairstyle you have not tried before and is a big departure from your current style.

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So, if you’re looking for a change in your hairstyle, why not try one of these seventies inspired retro looks?

The Farrah Flip – Is there anything more iconic for the 70’s than the Farrah Fawcett flip? You can recreate this by going for big, voluminous curls that curl away from the face (it does require a lot of hairspray, mind you). Big curls combine with a curtain-like fringe will recreate this classic look. It’s the boldest look on this list, but we think it’s about time it made a comeback.

Curls, Curls, and More Curls – Curly girls rejoice – from Diana Ross-like glossy, polished curls, right through to Jerry Hall’s bouncy curls, there are plenty of 70’s-inspired options out there for you. If you don’t have naturally curly hair, now is a good time to invest in a curling wand. Heat protection spray is a must-have, too.

Pin-Straight Glossy Hair – If you prefer the straight-haired look, you can take inspiration from Cher’s 70’s style – long, glossy, and super-straight hair can bring the 70’s vibe back. If you want glossy, shiny hair, taking care of it will be very important. Try to avoid using heat on your hair and look for some deep conditioning treatments. Shine spray can also help.

If you want to add a modern twist to this look, you can have your pin-straight hair cut into a long bob – this gives a nod to the 70’s whilst still looking fresh and up-to-date.

Long Feathered Layers – Another iconic look that you might think of is the long, feathered-layer look. Having long layers can give your hair a lot of movement whilst still looking fairly natural – it’s a very feminine look. You can take this look one step further by incorporating a feathered fringe, ala Goldie Hawn. This can work really well for people with fine hair, as it adds volume.

A Long Fringe – A medium-length bob with a long fringe can still give you a bit of 70’s nostalgia without having to grow your hair long. Look at Ophelia Lovibond’s hair for inspiration – this is a kind of casual, beautiful look that suits a lot of face shapes.

Go Natural – You may have heard of ‘French girl hair’. This basically means embracing your natural hair but incorporating a lot of movement (long layers can help here). Team this with an eyebrow-length wispy fringe, and you’ll have that natural look that Jane Birkin rocked back in the day.

Accessorize – If you don’t want to commit to a new cut, incorporating some hair accessories can recall the feeling of the 1970’s, especially if you have long hair. Boho accessories, like flowers, bandanas, or braids, can bring about that laid-back, festival vibe. Team them with beachy, loose waves, and you’ll be ready to go.