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 Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles

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. Watch my full tutorial here!

Huachi Headbands for Women Twist Knotted

90s Chic, classic head bands for women’s hair with twist knot design for every outfit that you have. Not only pushes the hair out of your face but also makes a dramatic style statement, makes you look stylish, charm and cute.

70s Shaggy Layered for Men

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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.

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Sea Salt Spray for Hair Men & Women

With organic & natural ingredients. Paraben-free & color-safe. Contains organic aloe vera for nourishment. Works as a texture spray. Great for all hair types & provides light, volumizing hold.

Root Lift Sprays

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.

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John Frieda Volume Lift Thickening Spray for Fine or Flat Hair 

John Frieda Volume Lift Thickening Spray enhances fullness with Air-Silk technology. ENHANCES VOLUME IN 1 USE – Maximize the fullness of your hair and obtain maximized hold full style creation with Volume Lift products

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.

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Lottabody Coconut Oil and Shea Wrap Me Foaming Curl Mousse

Coconut and shea oils deeply hydrate hair from the inside out, leaving hair soft and nourished with brilliant shine. Our fast drying foaming mousse leaves wraps soft and full of body. Can be used for wash and wear styles, defining curls, and taming frizz.

Heat Protection

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.

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John Frieda Anti Frizz, Frizz Ease Original Hair Serum, Heat Protecting, Infused with Silk Protein

This original formula is known for its iconic frizz-fighting abilities, but it does so much more to protect from breakage. This anti-frizz serum smooths strands, hydrates, and tames unruly flyaways. Instantly transform wild, unmanageable hair and repel humidity for polished, silky locks. Versatile enough to be used on wet or dry hair. 

Afro Comb

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.

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7in Plastic Pick Comb, Pack of 2

Designed straight with durable teeth, Smooth and comfortable teeth avoid pulling or tangling hair. It allows you to shape your hair, regular use, adds brilliant shine and luster to dull hair, your hair and scalp will be healthier. Designed for all hair type of usage.


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.

Eco Style Gel Olive Oil Styling – Bestseller!

This hair gel is made with 100 percent pure olive oil that smooths the cuticle layer of the hair, locking in moisture and shine. It adds softness to your tresses and helps reduce split ends and further damages.

Curl Cream

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.

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Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream

An all-in-one curl solution that promotes frizz-free, deeply nourished hair. Defines and enhances natural curl texture while softening hair and providing gentle hold.

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.

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Amika Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo

The closest thing to washing your hair without water – a talc-free, true dry cleanser that absorbs oil and refreshes hair with natural rice starch. Leaves no white residue, ever.

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