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->"You got the part! Don't cut your hair!"
-->--'''Creator/JuddApatow''' to the male cast of ''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, just like [[TheSixties Sixties]] hair, but increasingly frizzy 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 even white guys with curly hair tried to have one. Afros in fiction often tend to be [[FunnyAfro exaggerated for comic effect]].

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

Compare HotbloodedSideburns.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Seventies' style HotbloodedSideburns were very frequent in SuperRobotGenre anime back in that decade (and omnipresent in 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.
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[[folder: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 ''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 ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' 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 the first ''StarWars'' movie (1977) have long Seventies sideburns. Even Grand Moff Tarkin has them, although to a much less exaggerated degree.
** Ironically, the character most noticeably without sideburns is Luke Skywalker himself. He does wear the androgynous "bowl cut" popular during the '70s, but the inner, darker layer of hair is cut tastefully short (noticeable when Luke is briefly pulled under the sewer water by the tentacled monster and all of his hair gets plastered on top of his head).
** Red Leader (the captain of the mission to destroy the Death Star) also conspicuously lacks sideburns. He does have a subtle perm, but that's as '70s as his hair gets.
** There is also a lot of seventies hair in ''RevengeOfTheSith'' as the style is meant to resemble that of the original trilogy, most prominent in Anakin. Obi-Wan previously sported one hell of a mullet in "Attack of the Clones".
** ExpandedUniverse TheJediAcademySourcebook states prominent sideburns were a fad among the Imperial officers at the time.
* Almost everyone in ''EnterTheDragon''.
* Completely averted in the movie ''{{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.
* ''{{Zulu}}''. Well...the '''18'''70s anyway. The long sideburns on the men wouldn't look out of place a century later.
* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
** 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/{{Anchorman}}'', sometimes adding the PornStache for good measure.
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[[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):
** ''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.
** ''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 ''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.
** ''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.
* ''AllInTheFamily'': Mike ("Meathead") and a lot of his hippie friends.
* ''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 ''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.
* ''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.
* ''[[That70sShow That '70s Show]]'', 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".
* The Fourth Doctor's iconic sideburns and cloud-thick, feathered, [[QuirkyCurls preposterously curly]] 1970s mop in ''Series/DoctorWho''. The RunningGag description of the Fourth Doctor's appearance is "all [[EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth teeth]] and curls". Lampshaded in the Time Trips novella ''The Death Pit'', set in 1978, in which another male character expresses jealousy over the Doctor's hair because it's fashionable and 'girls love 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?
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[[folder:Music]]
* [[{{Supertramp}} 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
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[[folder:Sports]]
* 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 FormulaOne driver of the early 1970s who did ''not'' have his hair like this. Re: the page image. 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.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* 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]].
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[[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 from ''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' has a haircut, while still popular with boys to varying degrees, resembles this.
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