Saturday Night Nostalgia: Hairstyles from the 60s and 70s 51



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Hair has always and will always be one of our most defining features. A great head of hair can frame a face and turn someone from bland to beautiful instantly. We had many style icons in the 60s and 70s, and so tonight in Saturday Night Nostalgia, we look back at the best hairstyles from the 60s and 70s!

Mia Farrow

Source: stylenoted

Known for her films and her marriage to Frank Sinatra, Mia’s short hairstyle was an instant hit when it was revealed for Rosemary’s Baby.


Dusty Springfield

Source: blogampersand

The beehive is an iconic hairstyle and Dusty Springfield presented it perfectly – she had such amazing hair!


Jackie Kennedy

Source: Care for Hair

The pillbox bob was an icon of the 60s, no less when Jackie Kennedy had one.


The Beatles

Source: zhree

The Fab Four had shaggy mops that are still around today!



Source: The Vintage Fair
Source: The Vintage Fair

It has been recreated since but this quintessential 70s hairstyle belongs to Samantha.



Source: Style Cab
Source: Style Cab

60s model Twiggy was a doe-eyed beauty but she also had fabulous locks. This style launched a cutting frenzy in the UK and marked the beginning of the mod era.


Goldie Hawn

Source: Letoile Magazine
Source: Letoile Magazine

Goldie Hawn has beautiful long hair nowadays but in the 60s she had a pageboy cut that changed her look, for the better.


Janis Joplin

Source: Daily Mail
Source: Daily Mail

Long hair was all the rage in the late 60s and Janis Joplin had wild, untamed tresses.


Debbie Harry

Source: InStyle
Source: InStyle

She was so cool and this hair style really screamed rock chick. It was teamed with peroxide bleached hair.


Donna Summer

Source: curlbox
Source: curlbox

Disco queen Donna had full-bodied, sexy locks that we all tried to attempt!


Olivia Newton-John

Source: fanpop
Source: fanpop

Innocent and sweet Olivia made this cut half-up, half-down style a trend which still exists today.


Meryl Streep

Source: Cinematic passions
Source: Cinematic passions

Hollywood royalty Meryl had the side sweep nailed.


Joni Mitchell

Source: The Uncool
Source: The Uncool

Fringes weren’t always fashionable but Joni Mitchell showed that they could be.


Farrah Fawcett

Source: Style Ideas
Source: Style Ideas

Farrah’s flicked out hair is arguably the most popular style of the 70s and it’s no surprise why!


Is your favourite in here? Which of these did you recreate? Share your photos and memories below.

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  1. Now that is a trip down memory lane. I favour the bee-hive hairstyles myself, I used to go through tons of hairspray in the 1960’s. My Dad used to say that if someone took a hunk of my hair and bent it, it would snap off.

  2. Here’s me 1969-ish

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