Debbie Harry’s post-punk bleach blonde shaggy look went front and center with the immense success of Blondie.
The 1970s were all about the blonde bombshell, and Blondie’s lead singer fully embraced the typecast, making it her own.
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.”
Wedge Haircut - 1976
Vidal Sassoon’s protégé Trevor Sorbie designed the wedge cut. The “Hamill wedge,” however, is much more well-known than its creator.
Olympic champion figure skater Dorothy Hamill first wore the short and shingled clip performing worldwide on the ice. Women and girls everywhere began asking stylists for the “Hamill wedge.”
Farrah Waves - 1978
It’s difficult to overstate the popularity of Farrah Fawcett’s feathered hair. As a Charlie’s Angels star and on countless magazine covers, her look soon became ubiquitous, but never truly emulated.
The hairstyle, full of sweeping waves blown out with a dryer to perfection, is not easy to duplicate on just any hair type.
Spiky Punk Hair – 1979
Siouxsie Sioux’s spiky punk hair with wisps of goth perfectly identified the Londoner’s new wave punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Her Egyptian-influenced hair and makeup started a thing in the 80s, but it came from her earlier punk roots, jamming with Sex Pistol’s Sid Vicious.