Tuesday, April 30, 2019

1970s hair

I've been working on a narrative history write-up of the family, and as I've pored over photos, I've been struck by how dramatically hair styles shifted, especially between the 1960s and 1970s.

In 1967, my brothers and I wore short crops. Mine was called a pixie cut, theirs were called crew cuts. Clearly, the Beatles' hairstyles hadn't caught on with our family.

By 1972, though, my siblings and I had adopted the long-hair fashions. 

A more thorough overview of the hairstyles of the 1960s and 1970s are found at these blessedly uncluttered websites:

Recently I shared the photo below taken in 1972 with my writing group. "Oh dear," my friend Sue said when she saw it. "We all looked like that back then, didn't we?" So we did.