Best Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles

The 70s are back, and we love it. Shaggy 70s layered hairstyles are fun, easy to style, and simply fabulous. It’s no wonder the 70s hairstyles have boomed again, bringing the 70s into the limelight. Worn by men and women, they encapsulate our inner rock star.

If you’re thinking about rocking a new hairstyle for New Year then this look is perfect. They are the ultimate laid-back hair goal when working with naturally textured hair.

Check out our 70s shaggy layered haircuts guide below for all the hair inspiration you need.

Best Hair Products for 70s Shaggy Hairstyles

Best Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles

A good shaggy haircut is a great way to frame your face, and it has many layers perfect for any hair length. Incorporate a unique style to your shaggy look to create modern shag haircuts with the help of this list of the best Shaggy 70s layered hairstyles. Pick the best shag style suited for you. 

The Classic Shag

Shaggy 70s Hairstyles the Classic Shag

The shag has to be the forerunner of the 70s shaggy layered hairstyles. The classic shag look is iconic, textured, and timeless. This shag hairstyle is usually just past the shoulders, heavily layered, and worn messy. The layers scatter through the lengths of the hair, encouraging 70s rockstar kinks, twists, and flicks. If you have textured hair, the shag cut gives you the perfect opportunity to rock your 70s hairstyle with pride.

70s Shaggy Layered Hairstyles with Headbands

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Nothing shouts the 70s like a headband. It is styled with shaggy bangs and a cute patterned 70s headband to frame the look. This look can work sleek or smooth, textured, short, and long. Think thick 70s hairbands, patterned or bright. Accessorize this with headbands and give your 70s shaggy hairstyle the element of funk.

70s Men’s Hairstyles

Mens Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles

The short shag haircuts, long rockstar curls, flippy mid-lengths, afros, feathered layers, and surfer hair look were super 70s. Shaggy layered hairstyle looks were a keen favorite for men in the 70s. This style, paired with a mustache, sets off the 70s style.

70s Black Hairstyles

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70s hairstyles were a true statement for black hair looks. The Afro was worn with a solid round shape and an intense look. Also, double afro puffs worn in two buns were a clear favorite in the era, working with natural texture. Not your classic shaggy layered 70s look but very 70s with strong layers and a statement for the period.

70s Long Hairstyles

Long Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles

Long 70s hairstyles worked with middle parts, flicky curtain bangs, and heavy face-framing layers. Disconnected layers add interest to the 70 hairstyles around the face. Long hairstyles were sported with jagged bangs, natural textures, straight or wavy.

70s Hair Styles Curtain Bangs

Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles With Curtain Bangs

70s curtain bangs have come in so many variations for this trend. Working with 70s shaggy layered hairstyles, the bangs are a lovely face framer. Many are cut shorter in the middle, gradually moving into longer layers around the face.

70s Short Hairstyles

Short Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles

A big trending haircut is the bixie cut. It’s a cross between a bob and a pixie cut. Working with 70s choppy layers and texture, this haircut isn’t just for one gender – this look suits pretty much everyone. It’s a cross between fem and masculine, and I love the fluidity of the style.

70s Curly Hairstyles

Curly Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles

Curls and unleashing their power is very 70s. With afros taking a rounder shape, so were curls. Haircuts were super shaggy, and layered and choppy cuts worked well on curls. The shape of the cuts embraces the curl giving them the freedom to twist and move. Worn by everyone, curly hair looked fabulous in the 70s.

Bangs 70s Shaggy Layered Hairstyles

Bangs 70s Shaggy Layered Hairstyles

The bangs trending under the shaggy category tend to have one thing in common – they’re all arced. Short layers in the middle. Longer on the edges. This comes in various lengths and interpretations, some 70s shaggy baby bangs, some flippy longer curtain bangs. The 70s bangs layered hairstyles are soft, flattering, and great on guys and girls.

70s Shaggy Hair Flicky

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Another look is the flicked-up edges of the hairstyle. The 70s saw texture – and didn’t they know how to work it. The edges of the hair are beveled and curved to give a flicky texture. Think Farrah Fawcett‘s big 70s shaggy layered hairstyle, giving us a blast from the past.

70s Shaggy Layered Hairstyles Hair Products

Sea Salt Sprays

Sea Salt Spray for Hair Men & Women - Dry Texture Spray for Hair, Hair Texturizer Wavy Hair Products, Texturizing Spray & Volumizing Spray, Hair Texture Spray, Curl Spray, Beach Waves Spray Hair Spray

Adding grip and grit to the shaggy layers, a sea salt spray gives that surfer a relaxed shaggy wave and 70s natural hair texture look.

Root Lift Sprays

John Frieda Volume Lift Thickening Spray for Natural Fullness, 6 Ounces, Fine or Flat Hair Root Booster Spray with Air-Silk Technology

To get the shaggy layers and curtain bangs standing up with root lift, a product that works on lifting roots will help extend your 70s blow-dry style.

Hair Mousse

Hair mousses help hold your 70s shaggy layered blow dry or your 70s shaggy layers curly look, so be sure to choose this product for a long-lasting style. This is also a product commonly used in the coolest 90s hairstyles for men.

Heat Protection

Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula, Anti-Frizz Heat Protecting, 1.69 oz, Infused with Silk Protein

Do I need to say why? The 70s looks are heavily styled around the face. Blow-drying and direct heat on your fragile areas could give a new meaning to 70s textured shaggy hairstyles.

Afro Comb

7in Plastic Pick Comb, pack of 2

Afro combs help stretch out and puff up their 70s black hairstyles. Be sure to pick the hair until it’s super big, rocking those 70s nostalgic looks.


These work nicely on some of the shorter cuts. Twisting gel into the shaggy texture of layered hair will help style in some textures or heavily define some curls.

Curl Cream

Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream, 8.5 Fl. Oz.

Curl creams are lighter than gels and tend to have conditioning properties, too; they are great on those 70s shaggy layered looks that are finer or more fragile.

Dry Shampoo

I love using dry shampoo to give 70s hairstyles an airy look. Fluff it out and use it as a ”secret hair wash” and a volumizing hair product.

amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, 5.3 oz.(150 g) 232 ml

Evelyn Davies

Evely Davies is a British writer and hairdresser who has experience working in hair media. She has written how-to articles, done education videos, photographic work,  covered live events, and so on.  She’s an all-around stylist and has worked backstage and on stage at high-end celebrity events and product launches. She’s also gone to the other end of the scale and cut hair on beaches, campsites, and hostels. When Evelyn is not behind the chair or writing, you can find her hiking, camping, and backpacking.