How to create 24 hot ’70s hairstyles from the summer of ’77
Curl it. Cut it. Blow it dry. Brush it. Tuck it. Let it fly. There’s no one way with summer ’77 hair.
Kenneth has done twenty-four marvelous styles for us (and he could have done twenty-four more). Now is the time for a pretty change. So pick a new ‘do, get ready to enjoy a great summer.
1) Hair swept to each side from a center part reveals a cool forehead. Ends are gently directed under, but aren’t curled. Set on large rollers.
2) Sleek, slick wet hairdo is simple. First, you jump into the pool. Second, you climb out dripping wet. Third, you comb hair straight back and stick in some decorative side-combs.
3) A headband holds curly hair back, then lets the curls burst forth. Set straight hair on medium rollers.
4) A mass of feathery curls kept under control with a little red comb on each side if you start with a tight roller set.
5) Loose curls tumble casually from the crown. Start with a medium roller set but don’t expect the style to hold for long unless you have wavy hair already.
6) Here, a softened version of the pompadour with back hair held out of the way with combs.
7) ’77 hairstyles: A tousled look achieved with a roller set.
8) Hair still curly but a little fuller and looser than style 7 and not allowed to come over the face.
9 and 10) Two lovely evening looks — one utterly simple, the other, a Grecian fantasy. For hairdo 9, hair is first blown dry, then combed back from face and held with a rhinestone headband. For hairdo 10, hair is set on tiny perm rods to produce corkscrew curls. Crowning the whole affair, a false chignon.
11) Long hair combed in a low chignon, caught in an invisible hairnet, and accented with a fresh flower.
12) Simple ’77 hairstyles: First, you shampoo, then let hair air-dry. That’s all.
13) Long hair is required for this style, which combines a French twist and a false braid.
14) Hair is sectioned from ear to ear an inch back from the face; then each side is twisted away from face and caught in back with a barrette. Flowers may be tucked into the twist, as shown.
15) Side hair is caught in a curve by an artificial braid decorated with flowers; back hair hangs straight.
16) Lean over and brush pool-drenched or freshly-shampooed hair forward; then grab it, rubber-band it, make a topknot and pin in place.
17) Wet hair is sleeked back and embellished with a braided chignon. You can achieve this look even when you have short hair.
18) Long may the ponytail wave . . . or be caught up like this when you want to be dressy for evening. The long tail gets turned underpinned in place; then you add an evening decoration —
this one’s made of tulle.
19) A crisp cascade of waves spills from the crown in a high ponytail that includes front and side hair only. The back is combed under in this ’77 hairstyle.
20) Pin a real flower over one ear, or use a fake one. This softly waved style starts with a set on medium rollers.
21) Another great wet hair-do. We’ve used a tiny fake braid of hair as a headband; the back hair is pony-tailed, turned under, then pinned.
22) A luxuriant style that bounces a wave over the forehead, fluffs out the sides and back. Start with a roller set, then brush in the waves and tighten ends into curls.
23) Dramatic slicked-back hairdo with a fake braid arching across the crown. The back is done in a tight chignon.
24) Not-so-pure pageboy with a certain blowy feeling and one side tucked behind your ear. It’s done from a roller set to give it body, and then brushed out and under.
Step-by-step directions: How to make these ’77 hairstyles
Kenneth suggests that to make a summer set last longer you dry hair completely before setting it, and if your hair is baby fine, that you apply setting lotion too. When hair is competely dry, remove rollers, then comb through curls carefully one at a time to remove stiffness. Brush hair completely back, then comb into the desired hairdo.