Ali MacGraw’s long and center-parted very natural hairstyle perfectly suited the wholesome portrayal of Jenny in the influential film Love Story.
She became the “It Girl” overnight, defined, in large part, by her all-one-length long, glossy hair.
Mop Top - 1968
When we think mop-top, we think John, Paul, George, and Ringo. But girls dug the style too. English pop singer and actress Julie Driscoll let her mop-top encroach until just her features were framed.
She was known for covering hits by musicians like Bob Dylan.
Modern Bouffant – 1969
Diahann Carroll is responsible for this voluminous hairstyle catching on like wildfire. She wore a modern bouffant on her television show, Julia.
She was the first African American actress to star in her own show as well as win an Emmy.
The Shag - 1971
This look is not for everyone, but Jane Fonda’s appeal had many women trying it out. Hairstylist Paul McGregor developed the cut on the actress for the 1971 film Klute.
The unisex shag is typified by a full crown and feathering with layers creating a long full or side fringe.
Afro – 1972
Taking the short and natural look to longer lengths leads to the afro. The casual, yet strong statement became an icon of the civil rights era.
Pam Grier did her part to lead black power identity with this groovy ‘fro. Viewed widely in 1970s blaxploitation films, her badass characters left their mark on American cinema.