The 70’s was the era of disco divas, revolving dancefloors and shiny statement pieces. Pairing kaleidoscopic prints with floor length flares, we know every fashionista appreciates this eclectic style. So, whether 70’s ‘flare’ applies to your hairstyle or your fashion trouser of choice, here is the low down on how to get the 70’s look.
Our list of clothing items needed for the 70’s look
- Kaleidoscopic prints
- Pant suits
- Platform heels
- Mini dresses
- Accessories - big bangles and earrings
- Shiny tops
- Sequined hot pants
Devoted followers of fashion will know that makeup in the 70’s was about two things, simplicity and shimmering under the disco lights. With that being said, it’s time to forget the cut creases and blending techniques, because all that you need to create this look is a shimmery cream eyeshadow, a navy blue eyeliner and a shiny pink lip gloss to finish.
Hair was huge in the 70’s – literally, which is why we want to pay it the attention it deserves. First of all, we suggest you forget about purchasing an afro wig – we can almost guarantee that it will end up on the dancefloor by the end of the night. We recommend that instead you put in some ground work beforehand and create a flawless hairstyle that would make any 70’s diva proud.
Big back combed curls
Nothing says 70’s like big backcombed curls. These vivacious and volume-inspired curls will definitely wow on the dancefloor. So, if you’re looking to get the curly and coveted look, we recommend using a Remington curling wand and of course – lots of back combing.
Get the look: Start by curling the hair all over with a curling wand before finishing with a light spritzing of hair spray. Next, split the hair into sections starting from the bottom, and backcomb the underneath of each layer upwards towards the root. Smooth over the top layer of hair carefully to avoid undoing any backcombing work, and finish with a spritz of hairspray.
The voluminous afro
We love the voluminous afro, so, if you’ve been lucky enough to be blessed with a natural afro – now is the time to let it grow.
Get the look: Start by using the afro comb to tease out any knots or tangles in the hair. Next, continue to run the comb through the hair to fluff up your afro and give it some extra volume. Finish by adding some hairspray to really hold your style in place.
Long feathery Farrah Fawcett hair
We can’t talk about the 70’s without mentioning the glamorously feathered Farrah hair. The Farrah hair was a major style staple of the 70’s and many girls either wore it or admired it – including us.
Get the look: Before you begin, if you find your hair is quite naturally flat, we suggest blow drying your hair upside down first, for some extra volume. Now, let’s move on to achieving that sought after style. To get those feathery flicks, use the straightener to curl the hair away from the face. Then, run your fingers through the curls to release your natural layers – this will create the feathered flick effect. Finish with a coating of hairspray to hold this fabulous look in place all day long.