The ’70s are back \! Everyone wants to wear Jane Birkin and Farrah Fawcett’s hairstyles this summer

© RALPH GATTI Jane Birkin in 1974.

For once, this summer marks the return of past trends. After the hype of the 1970s in fashion, the trends of this crazy decade continue to surge in 2021. And this time, it’s happening on the side of hair salons. From Donna Summer to Farrah Fawcett to Debbie Harry or the muse Jane Birkin, it is the hairstyles of these stars of the 70’s that all ask for.

Not to look too retro, the shag cut is reminiscent of the 1970s, this cut recalls “in a modern way” the retro spirit without overshoiding it, explains Luke Hersheson. George Northwood is of the same opinion and considers the 70s as a huge source of inspiration, whether it is very long haircuts or simple bangs (which touches the forehead): “Today, you have to wear them dropped, because in the 70s, they were often more attached” he advises us.

If you don’t know where to start: a look back at the flagship hairstyles of the 1970s, more trendy than ever.

The shag

Fleetwood Mac Stevie Nicks in 1977. Photoshot© Provided by Vogue Fleetwood Mac Stevie Nicks in 1977. Photoshoot

The shag is the cup that we see everywhere this year, well recognizable by its tapered gradient and its undulations, Stevie Nicks and Mick Jagger are also the precursors. Today, it’s the turn of Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, and models like Mica Argañaraz to wear it.Selena Gomez Selena Gomez and her shag hairstyle. @selenagomez© Provided by Vogue Selena Gomez and her shag hairstyle. @selenagomez

The feathered hair trend

Farrah Fawcett in 1977 Farrah Fawcett in 1977. Fotos International© Provided by Vogue Farrah Fawcett in 1977 Farrah Fawcett in 1977. Fotos International

In the 70s, fashion was curly hair, light as feathers. Farrah Fawcett was adept at this look, with her golden locks and radiant smile. Actress Olivia Newton-John also wore this hairstyle.© Provided by Vogue

The French fringe

Selena Gomez Selena Gomez and her shag hairstyle. @selenagomez© Provided by Vogue Selena Gomez and her shag hairstyle. @selenagomez

Few people in this world do not want a Fringe à la Jane Birkin. It is the favorite fringe of the French, it remains as chic as at the time, from Margot Robbie to Daisy Edgar-Jones, from Alexa Chung through the makeup artist Violette they are all fans of the fringe of the 70s. The old photographs of Jane Birkin or Joni Mitchell are inspiring.Monica Belucci at the Venice Film Festival 2019© Provided by Vogue Monica Belucci at the Venice Film Festival 2019

The afro cup

Diana Ross in 1975 Diana Ross in 1975. Harry Langdon© Provided by Vogue Diana Ross in 1975 Diana Ross in 1975. Harry Langdon

The disco era gave impetus to afro hairstyle, the hair was natural, rounded, voluminous and so well worn by Diana Ross and Pam Grier. The lockdown was for many an opportunity to embrace this style. Afro hair has returned in force as Amandla Stenbergshows so well.The Afro Cup of Amandla Stenberg The Afro Cup of Amandla Stenberg . @amandlastenberg© Provided by Vogue The Afro Cup of Amandla Stenberg. @amandlastenberg

The bob

Photograph of Debbie Harry Debbie Harry in 1970. Anthony Barboza© Provided by Vogue Photograph of Debbie Harry in 1970. Anthony Barboza

The bob is still wreaking havoc in 2021, this hairstyle was all the rage in the 70s and we will not forget the iconic style of Debbie Harry, the sleek look of Donna Summer, and her bangs, not to mention the very chic cut of Bianca Jagger. What’s interesting about the bob is that it’s suitable for everyone.Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger in 1974. Evening Standard© Provided by Vogue Bianca Jagger in 1974. Evening StandardDonna Summer Donna Summer in 1979. Harry Langdon© Provided by Vogue Donna Summer in 1979. Harry Langdon

Long hair mermaid

Cher in cher television studios in 1978. Tom Wargacki© Provided by Vogue Cher in cher television studios in 1978. Tom Wargacki

The trend of very long hair surely has its origin in confinement and the period during which it was impossible to go to your hairdresser. Mermaid’s hair has been very popular since last year. Whether it’s Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, or Ariana Grande, who adopted it, this look is reminiscent of the long locks of Cher and Ali MacGraw.Kim Kardashian's long hair. Kim Kardashian's long mermaid hair. @kimkardashian© Provided by Vogue Kim Kardashian’s long hair. Kim Kardashian’s long mermaid hair. @kimkardashian

The mule cut

Joan Jett Joan Jett in 1977. Brad Elterman© Fournis par Vogue Joan Jett Joan Jett en 1977. Brad Elterman

Like it or not, the mule cut is very fashionable. The cup has gained popularity thanks to TikTok and its “mule” challenge. Personalities such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna have sported this style. Joan Jett was one of the precursors of the mule cut, her dark black haircut is still a reference behind the scenes of fashion shows.

Translation by Flora Di Carlo 

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