Best Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles

70s are back and we love it. Shaggy 70s layered hairstyles are super fun, easy to style, and simply cool. Check out our 70s shaggy layered haircuts guide below for all the hair inspiration you need.

Celebrities, rockstars, and supermodels, 70s shaggy layered hairstyles were sported everywhere in the decade. The classic shag looks are iconic, textured, and timeless. It’s no wonder the 70s hairstyles have boomed again bringing 70s into the limelight. Worn by men and women, they encapsulate our inner rock star. Working with natural textured hair, they really are the ultimate laid-back hair goal.

Best Hair Products for 70s Shaggy Hairstyles

Best Shaggy 70s Layered Hairstyles

Shaggy 70s Hairstyles the Classic Shag

Shaggy 70s Hairstyles the Classic Shag

The shag has to be the forerunner of the 70s shaggy layered hairstyles. This 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 gives the perfect opportunity to rock your 70s hairstyle with pride.

70s Hairstyles with Headbands

Nothing shouts 70s like a headband. 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. Really fun to accessorize with headbands and give your 70s shaggy layered hairstyles the element of funk.

70s Men’s Hairstyles

70s Men's Hairstyles

The shag haircut, long rockstar curls, flippy mid-lengths, afros, feathered layers, and surfer hair look was super 70s. Shaggy layered hairstyles looks were a keen favorite for men in the 70s. Paired with a mustache really sets of the 70s style.

70s Black Hairstyles

70s Hairstyles were a true statement for black hair looks. Afro was worn with a strong round shape and a strong 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 era.

70s Long Hairstyles

70s Long 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

70s Hair Styles Curtain Bangs

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

70s Short Hairstyles

70s Short Hairstyles

A big trending haircut is the bixie cut. It’s a cross between a bob and pixie cut. Working with 70s shaggy 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

70s Curly 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 these cuts work well on curls. The shape of the cuts embraces the curl giving them the freedom to twist and move. Worn by everyone, curls simply 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. Shorter in the middle. Longer on the edges. This comes in a variety of lengths and interpretations, some 70s shaggy baby bangs, some flippy longer curtain bangs. The 70s bangs layered hairstyles are very soft, very flattering, and great on guys and girls.

70s Shaggy Hair Flicky

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 curves 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 in the shaggy layers sea salt spray gives that surfer relaxed shaggy wave and 70s natural 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 out 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.

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? 70s looks are heavily styled around the face blow-drying and direct heat on your fragile areas could give a whole 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 layered hair will help style in some texture or heavily define some curls.

Curl Cream

Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream, 8.5 Fl. Oz.

Curl creams are a lighter weight than gels and tend to have conditioning properties too, great on those 70s shaggy layered looks hat are a little finer or a little more fragile.

Dry Shampoo

I love using dry shampoo to give 70s hairstyles an airy look. Fluff it out and use it not only as a ”secret hair wash” but also as a volumizing hair product too.

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.

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