Olivia Newton-John in shoulder-length curls is very sweet.
The singer and actress wore the soft and flowing center-parted shoulder-length hairstyle with flipped ends as demure Sandy in Grease.
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.
Loose Waves – 1974
Model Lauren Hutton made waves with this flowing bundle of large soft curls. It’s no wonder.
The fashion icon made the cover of every U.S. pinup magazine.
Voluminous Curls – 1975
Taking the loose waves hairstyle a bit further, model and actress Beverly Johnson wore her locks in a mass of tight, voluminous curls. She was Vogue’s first black model and her hairdo was emulated everywhere.
In fact, voluminous curls would come back in style in futurity, known as the infamous 80s “big hair.”