The 1970s was a time when girl's hairstyles took on a natural, long look. According to the Hair Styles Design website, the 1970s featured a simpler look than previous decades, often encouraging long and straight hair, feathered cuts or natural afros. Formal events, like a ball or prom, required hairstyles that made use of the simple cuts and styles of the hair.
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The 1970s feathered bob cuts were a short style that had choppy layers. The style was a simple look and was easily dressed up for a formal events like a ball. It just required a little styling to get the fringe and chin-length hair to frame the face and add a little volume to make the style formal.
Natural Curls Down Style
The long and natural straight style was a normal, casual look in the 1970s. It was made more formal for balls, proms and similar events with curls or waves at the bottom. With a long, feathered cut, curling the hair away from the face and curling fringe under made the style formal and natural in appearance. Adding a rhinestone headband around the hair provided a more dressier look.
A half-up style preserved the long natural hair and put only the front part of the hair up. The style sweeps one side upward while the other side cuts down over the forehead before sweeping back into the style. A little volume is added and then the hair is pinned up. Curl the hair remaining down to make the style formal.
The long hair common to the 1970s was ideal for up styles. One option for a formal and simple style is an upward twist. The hair is pulled back and then twisted to one side until about half of the hair is in a twist. Pull the hair upward to set the twisted part against the head and pin it down. Adjust the loose hair so it falls to the sides and back. Bangs are made to feather around the face.
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