This looking to the past can be seen in fashion, TV shows and films, and music.There was an art deco revival in the first half of the decade, with hair and makeup taking a lead from the ’20s and ’30s in particular.Television was a national obsession in many Western countries, and the TV was often the focal point of the home.With adverts, music shows and a wealth of series in all genres, TV was a major influence on people’s lives, fashion choices and attitudes.Farrah Fawcett-Majors was one massive influence on mid-1970s hair.Ah, the lovely Farrah hit our screens in 1976 courtesy of Nostalgia was big in the ’70s, leading to a whimsical look back to various periods, especially the 1920s through to 1950s.
It is a very commonly seen style in photographs, especially with younger women.
The shag, as seen on Jane Fonda in , is credited to one-time hairdresser Paul Mc Gregor.
British hairdresser Trevor Sorbie created the wedge in 1974, a short, layered and angular style, and Jheri Redding created the Jheri curl, a loose glossy hairstyle worn predominantly by African Americans.
Really straight hair that was parted in the centre was a popular way to wear long hair, as seen on actresses Ali Mac Graw in the movie (1968-1973).
Several films were set during this era, including , that big mass of bubbly curls, was more 1970s than an accurate style from the ’50s, the era the film was set in. The ’70s sounds of glam rock, disco, funk, northern soul, new wave and punk each had their signature looks and style.
Punks were out to shock with cropped hair, shaved heads and crazy-coloured sculptures, such as Mohicans, horns and spikes.