Women in the 1970’s had some of the coolest hair styles this generation has ever seen. From the ever beautiful feathered look, to the shag, to long, flowing hair, this era definitely knew their stuff when it came to style. Today, Lionesse has a treat for our wonderful readers – a guest post from beauty blogger Sarah McCormick, a Florida girl who knows a thing or two about a thing or two, who is going to teach you how you can get a 70’s style that’s simple and easy to do – and all you need is a flat iron and a little hairspray. Over to you, Sarah!
Here’s how to get my 70’s inspired hair look, and it’s super easy and simple to do. Here’s what you’ll need to get the look:
- Lionesse Hair Serum Bottle (If you’ve got thick, frizzy hair)
- Lionesse Silk Ceramic Flat Iron
- Lionesse Hair Spray
Now, for the fun part! You will want to begin with clean, dry hair that is ready to be completely straightened.
Step 1 – Use the flat iron to straighten the hair from root to tip. Complete this step on all of your hair until it’s perfectly straight.
Step 2 – Part the hair down the middle for that true 70’s feel.
Step 3 – Begin by placing about an inch section of hair between the flat iron, and tilting the flat iron backwards, pulling down gently as the flat iron goes to work curling and waving your hair. I began with the parts framing my face; you can do whatever feels comfortable to you. Some people like to begin at the back of the hair, but for me, I like the visual of working from front to back. Make sure when you begin this step, you aren’t curling from root downwards, but about halfway down the hair shaft downwards. We don’t want to wave/curl the full head, we want to curl/wave and add volume to the mid-section downwards. Complete this on the full head. I recommend giving the hair a light spray on each section you work on after it’s finished, so the curl won’t fade. This is especially important to those with thin hair.
Step 4 – Go back in and touch up any areas which seem to have fallen flat, or have lost the wave or curl.
Step 5 – Tousle the hair with your fingers all over, loosening the curl and creating softer looking waves. The pieces of hair framing your face should have an almost flared out, feathery look to them. If you have angles that frame the face, this will be an awesome look for you as it will give the hair more dimension and detail.
Step 6 – Spray all of your hair with hairspray, tousling while you spray.
Step 7 -Enjoy your new 70’s inspired look!
As you can see, it is fairly simple to complete this look yourself, and it doesn’t require much but a flat iron, hair spray, and a little bit of time and patience. I completed the look in about 10 minutes. I hope you loved my tutorial!