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->''"You got the part! Don't cut your hair!"''
-->-- '''Creator/JuddApatow''' to the male cast of ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''

As we all know, the [[TropeCodifier Hair Codifiers]] for TheEighties were [[EightiesHair the ladies]]. Well, the Hair Codifiers for TheSeventies were [[SpearCounterpart the gentlemen]].

Is it the sideburns? Is it the general shape, in which we, in hindsight, can recognize what would later become the mullet? In any case, the audience recognizes the era as soon as a manly mane of this sort is shown.

Yeah, it's the sideburns. They were undoubtedly the defining feature of Seventies male hair, in addition to hair that was worn naturally thick--straight at first, and "hippie-ish" just like [[TheSixties Sixties]] hair during the first half of the decade (since the early seventies was really TheSixties Part II) but increasingly frizzy during the second half (a preview of EightiesHair) as the decade wore on, perhaps thanks to the influence of glitter rock, or possibly the Black Power movement. The other "very 70s" hairstyle is the Afro, immensely popular in the 70s (though it started in the late [[TheSixties Sixties]]) for most African-Americans, but [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy even white guys with curly hair tried to have one]]. Afros in fiction often tend to be [[FunnyAfro exaggerated for comic effect]]. The other other "very 70s" hairstyles, are [[{{Punk}} mohawks and spiked hair]].

The fashion for rugged hirsuteness didn't stay on the top of the head, either; this is also the decade of the PornStache and the CarpetOfVirility.

Women's hair was also "hippie-ish" (long and straight) for the first half of the decade and puffy and combed-over during the second half (also a preview of EightiesHair). Outside of this wiki, when referring to "70s hair", people usually mean that sexy feathered hairstyle associated with Creator/FarrahFawcett, KristyMcNichol and Music/StevieNicks. Usually when referring to what's called '70s hair on this wiki, terms like "{{Disco}} hair" are used.

Compare HotbloodedSideburns.


* Vitals: TheSeventies was both [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbdKg8RYi24 the wild and the "let it be" looks]].

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' manga, which launched in 1979, has multiple examples of seventies hair.
* Seventies' style HotbloodedSideburns were very frequent in SuperRobotGenre anime back in that decade (and omnipresent in Creator/GoNagai manga). Examples include:
* ''Mazinger'' saga:
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Other than Kouji's HotbloodedSideburns, you also have Dr. Hell's sideburns and BeardOfEvil.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Tetsuya tsurugi sported a fine pair.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': As Duke Fleed added. Bonus for having long, uncombed hair.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': Be careful to not get too close to Ryoma's sideburns. You might poke your eye out.
* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'': Hiroshi Shiba sported a fine pair of sideburns.
* ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'': Akira Hibiki's hair was long and spiky, and his sideburns were large.
* ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'':
** ''Anime/CombattlerV'': Hyoma is a good example, but Juzo had the sideburns and a long mullet! Chizuru's hair also was long and straight.
** ''Anime/VoltesV'': Kenichi Go's fine pair.
** ''Anime/{{Daimos}}'': Kazuya Ryuuzaki had long sideburns and a hair he only combed when he was going to meet a girl (according the HomeBase RobotBuddy). Erika had long sideburns AND long, straight black hair.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': Ken and Joe are good male examples. Jun, with her long, green hair falling over her shoulders is a good female example.
* ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern'': Tetsuya Azuma has long, thick hair and long sideburns under his helmet.
* The DistantEpilogue to ''Manga/KidsOnTheSlope'' takes place in the 70s, marked by the now adult Kaoru having long hair.
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}'': Main character Banjo has very long sideburns, and thick, unruly hair. His female companions have long, puffy hair.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'', set in the decade, the men have huge sideburns and long wavy hair, and the women's hair is puffy. One of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s friends sports an afro.

* ''Film/{{Hair}}'', obviously, especially the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dyl0j3WU6Y#t=0m38s title song]] (even though it came out in TheSixties).
* PsychoForHire Anton Chigurh in ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' wears a Seventies hairstyle, which only adds to his creepiness.
* Take an actor known for SeventiesHair, like Takuya Kimura, and cast him in a seventies throwback LiveActionAdaptation, in this case the ''Film/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' movie. How could it not work?
* ''Film/AlmostFamous''. Lester and the members of Stillwater have this. William's an interesting case; he's too young to grow sideburns and his ear-covering mop was firmly tied to the period when the movie was made in 2000 but has come back in style since.
* A lot of the Imperial officers in [[Film/ANewHope the first]] ''StarWars'' movie have long Seventies sideburns, due to its release in 1977. Even Grand Moff Tarkin has them, although to a much less exaggerated degree, and that's not getting into the giant moustaches on a few characters. Less obvious is Luke's big puffy hair, Han's slightly smaller puffy hair, and Red Leader's subtle perm.
** Amusingly enough, the frequent {{Prequel}}s and side stories set in and around the Old Trilogy era mean that even new works in the galaxy far far away keep putting characters in such hairstyles [[ZeerustCanon just to fit in]]. [[FallenHero Anakin]] spends all of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' with a long rocker-mullet, while Obi-Wan previously sported a shorter, more Music/KennyLoggins-style [=80s=] mullet in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', and then there's [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Agent Callus' epic sideburns]]...
%%* Almost everyone in ''Film/EnterTheDragon''.
* Completely averted in the movie ''Film/{{Rudy}}''; though set in the early '70s, none of the male actors have long hair or big sideburns, even though the title character in RealLife definitely sported [[http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/50500_89612024283_1360367_n.jpg seventies hair]] when he played in the big game depicted at the end of the movie. Possibly this was done to give the film a more timeless feel. (Also, some college football coaches at the time banned sideburns, so it's not too far-fetched.)
* Shows up in ''The Last Picture Show'', which is supposed to be set in 1950s Texas. While some men did have sideburns in 1951, they probably weren't ''that'' common.
* ''Film/{{Zulu}}''. Well...the '''18'''70s anyway. The long sideburns on the men wouldn't look out of place a century later.
* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Most of the movie takes place in 1973.
** The younger Professor X still has a full head of hair, and sports a longer, hippie-style mane.
** Mystique rocks some hairstyles of the time in her human form and in one scene, masquerades as a black woman with an enormous afro.
** Quicksilver's glam mop upset many fans in promotional materials, but it fits in with the era perfectly. Note the length and the silver sideburns.
** Trask's hair helmet is very appropriate for the time period.
** Wolverine still wears his muttonchops even in the future scenes.
* Most of the cast of ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', sometimes adding the PornStache for good measure.
* In ''Film/KnifeForTheLadies'', Jeff Cooper's shoulder length surfer boy perm is especially distracting in a movie supposedly set in the 1880s.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* GameShows: Virtually any show from the 1970s you'll see this, mainly with contestants and many times celebrities as well. But some prime examples among hosts (most of who -- aside from fashionably thick -- otherwise maintained conservative hairstyles):
** ''Series/TheDatingGame'': A blatant example, where Lange grew his hair thick and had sideburns during the last few years of the original ABC daytime run. His hair grew even longer, to just below the collar line, for the 1973-1974 syndicated season, and permed it in true 1970s style for the 1978-1980 syndicated revival. Lange was in his late 30s and early-to-mid 40s through this period.
** ''Series/NameThatTune'': NBC Vice President of Daytime Programming Lin Bolen commissioned a revival of this name-the-song game show staple of the 1950s and hired Dennis James as emcee. In "The Game Show Book" by the USA Today's Jefferson Graham, James -- who was 57 when he took the job -- was asked to grow his hair and sideburns to appear 15 years younger, which he did very reluctantly. He carried over this look to the first half of the 1974-1975 syndicated season of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', which he simultaneously hosted, but once ''Tune'''s daytime version was cancelled in January 1975, he cut his hair and trimmed his sideburns to his more familiar style.
** ''Series/WheelOfFortune'': Chuck Woolery's hair was to between the collar and neckline for the first three-plus years of the original NBC run; Woolery was just 33 when ''Wheel'' debuted.
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': Mike ("Meathead") and a lot of his hippie friends.
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': From ultra-conservative hairstyles during the second half of the first season (which fell in 1970), the hair eventually grew longer and far more fashionable for the era starting with the season. First, Robert Reed's hair was fashionably thick starting in the 1971-1972 season, and Barry Williams began perming his hair; Florence Henderson's hair also grew more fashionable. By Season 4 (1972-1973), Maureen [=McCormick=]'s hair was longer and very chic for the times, and Reed began wearing perms and Williams alternated between straight (with 1970s thickness) and perms. The final season (1973-1974) saw Chris Knight also perm his hair and Eve Plumb wear her hair long, although there were a handful of episodes where both [=McCormick=] and Plumb wore their hairs in buns. But even in the early years that fell within the 1970s, guest stars and other bit characters were seen wearing fashionable hairstyles, so indeed the Bradys lived in the real world, becoming far more obvious as the years wore on.
** By the time 1977 ''Series/TheBradyBunchHour'' came into being, Mike Lookinland, who played youngest son Bobby (he was 16 by this time) also had permed hair (much like his TV father and older brothers), and youngest girl Susan Olsen (now 15) wore her hair in a later-1970s style. Florence Henderson's hairstyle was very much in the later 1970s "short" style.
** Throughout all this time, the only one whose hairstyle was consistent was Ann B. Davis.
* ''Series/HappyDays'': Blatantly (along with the fashions) by the late 1970s, despite this being a show who was (by this time) set in the late 1950s and very early 1960s. This evolved into EightiesHair during the early 1980s years, despite the show being set in the early-to-mid 1960s.
* ''Series/That70sShow'', naturally. Especially Kelso's feathered 'do and Hyde's frizzy afro.
* Frequently -- and anachronistically -- in ''Series/{{Mash}}''. B.J. Hunnicutt was a notable offender, especially in later seasons.
* Not surprisingly, the TV show ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}'' is a veritable time capsule of 70s hair: Sideburns, Afros, feathered mullets, and Pornstaches.
* ''Series/JasonKing.''
* ''Series/CharliesAngels'' had the feathery female variant and is often credited with starting the hairstyle trend in women seen from the mid-70s through the early 80s.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Sam's hair is like this. He didn't start out like that, but his hair (and sideburns) grew longer over the seasons, getting more noticeable from season 6 on. This was lampshaded by someone in season 8, who called his sideburns "creepy".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Third Doctor's hairstyle gets longer, fluffier and bigger as the year the season was made, and the fashions, progress from 1970 to 1974. In 1970 he has a short, tidy grey crop with very close-cropped sideburns. In 1971, it starts to get wavier and blonder. By 1974 he has a full, waved, feathered white bouffant with large sideburns.
** Jo Grant has a very 1971 feathered shag cut in her first season.
** The Fourth Doctor's dense, feathered, [[QuirkyCurls preposterously curly]] 1970s [[AfroAsskicker 'fro]], which Creator/TomBaker even had to have permed at one point, worn with big, orange sideburns. Like the Third Doctor above, the sideburns get progressively bigger over the course of the 70s. Lampshaded in the Time Trips novella ''The Death Pit'', set in 1978, in which another male character expresses jealousy over the Doctor's fashionable curly hair.
* Referenced on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - Buffy looks at Joyce's high school yearbook:
--> '''Buffy''': Mom, I've accepted that you've had sex. I am not ready to know that you had Farrah hair.
--> '''Joyce''': This is Gidget hair. Don't they teach you anything in history?
* ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' had Frank and Joe Hardy with long flowing locks that make discovering the characters' short hair covers and illustrations in the book quite a shock for a 70s kid viewer.
* ''Series/ToastOfLondon'': Steven Toast has long hair with fat sideburns and a PornStache, and Ray Purchase has slightly shorter curly hair and big sideburns. This is all part of the RetroUniverse 1970s actor aesthetic it goes for.
* ''Series/ThisIsUs'': Jack Pearson has shaggy chin-length hair and a thick beard in 1979 and 1980, when his kids are born. As the 80s goes on, he does eventually shed the beard for a mustache, but still keeps the 70s shaggy hair.
* All three main characters in ''Series/TheGoodies'' had hairstyles very much of their time while the series was on the air. Tim Brooke-Taylor wore his hair in increasingly longer styles until, by 1977, it was almost to his shoulders at the back and sides. Graeme Garden had big muttonchop sideburns starting in the first series in 1970; by 1977, they were so bushy that it looked like he had two hamsters clinging to his cheeks. And Bill Oddie started out with a moustache and a shaggy bowl cut, but progressed to a full beard and hair past his shoulders by 1972.

* Music/{{Supertramp}}'s Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies still have hair like this.
* Brian May of Music/{{Queen}} still has his hairstyle and much of its color from TheSeventies, too.
* Trevor Bolder of [[Music/DavidBowie The Spiders from Mars]] had some of the most [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l875wn0RSv1qckm0wo1_500.jpg epic sideburns]] known to man.
* Music/TheBeeGees
* Music/ElvisPresley had thick sideburns during the 1970s, topped with [[FiftiesHair a slick pompadour]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI3JBVrFdK4 George Jones]] in 1974.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvUQcnfwUUM Mungo Jerry]]. Particularly their lead singer Ray Dorset, with his massive and scruffy afro-sideburns combo.

* The women of ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}}'' have hair styles liberally borrowed from the likes of Barbara Bain and Farrah Fawcett.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWDt5IE8RPI Geraldo Rivera]]
* [[http://talkinstuff.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/jimvance3.jpg Jim Vance]]

* It was rumored that pro baseball players were actually encouraged and given bonuses to wear their hair long, to attract - or at least not alienate - the younger crowd.
** The Oakland Athletics were this UpToEleven, often overlapping with BadassMustache or BadassBeard. Although they could possibly be seen as a subversion since many of the players took their inspiration from the styles that ballplayers wore in the 19th century.
* You'll have some difficulty finding a UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver of the early 1970s who did ''not'' have his hair like this. One biography relayed how the two in the page image, Ronnie Peterson, and Francois Cevert got into an ''argument'' over who could grow the most uncontrollable hair and densest sideburns.

* The "Bulldog & Cooch" spoof of [[BuddyCopShow 1970s cop shows]] in ''{{PvP}}''. ([[http://www.pvponline.com/2007/05/10/may-10-2007/ Here]], [[http://www.pvponline.com/2007/03/19/mar-19-2007/ here]], [[http://www.pvponline.com/2007/11/12/nov-12-2007/ here]] and [[http://www.pvponline.com/2010/03/08/hard-target/ here]].)
** And, of course, [[Series/StarskyAndHutch the spoofee]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The characters from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' started off this way due to initially being released around the 1970's. They carry it on throughout various incarnations, even the ones that put the characters in modern day, such as ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
* Mac's haircut from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', while still popular with boys to varying degrees, resembles this. It's probably based on Creator/CraigMcCracken's real-life hairstyle.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Democratic presidential candidate George [=McGovern=] notoriously sprouted some impressive 'burns for the 1972 election, possibly to appeal to the "countercultural" crowd that was just starting to become a crucial Democratic voting bloc at the time (a ploy that apparently failed miserably, as [=McGovern=] lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections in U.S. history). For the rest of the decade, it seemed, most other politicians followed suit, although thankfully not to such an extreme degree (Nelson Rockefeller's sideburns, for example, so subtle that they were easy to miss).
* Perhaps the most dramatic subversion of them all was UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan. He ''never'' changed the 1930s hairstyle he first cultivated upon becoming a Hollywood actor, even when speaking at the 1976 Republican National Convention (when this trope was arguably at its peak). Upon meeting him, journalist Joe Klein even remarked that he looked like "[[FiftiesHair a 1950s Midwestern businessman.]]"