feathered hairstyles

Feathered hairstyles are very 70's but they are very trendy and popular today as well. Come and see what all the talk is about. We have some great authentic retro pictures and well as today's versions.

This screams 80's in every way from the bi-level hair to the big pink sunglasses.


The feathered hair of the 70's was different as it was typically graduated lengths and this style here shows a shift to the "bi-level" which had short sides at ear level while the back was longer. This haircut is shoulder length with full bangs that are textured in a feathered fashion. Strong hold gel and hairspray were used to keep the strands in place.

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Here are some vintage photos straight from 1979 of a bride a groom on their wedding day.


The month is November and as one might expect, the colors are similar to those that we use to celebrate Thanksgiving. The flowers are yellow, gold, and rust. These colors were quite popular during this time period as well. The backdrop is brown and so is the grooms tux.

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Carol Burnett attended the 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards in Beverly Hills, CA on Feb 28th 2014 wearing her signature bob hairstyle.

Carol Burnette

She has auburn red and fine hair that is cut in a layered manner that feathers at the sides. The length hits just below the ears. She has bangs and a side part. Here she is wearing gold rim tinted glasses. This is a cute style for older more mature ladies like her or for anyone looking for an easy no nonsense style.

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Cate has fine straight hair that is cut in layers to create a short and sassy crop hairstyle here at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Cate Blanchett

Her golden blonde color shines in the light and the roots are showing a bit darker. The bangs sweep to the side from a side part an brush over one eye. The layers allow for a bit of a feathered look on the sides as the strands are brushed toward the back. This also creates an impression of movement and softness. The length is just at the bottom of the ears.

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Authentic photograph from 1979 of a young lady with a typical feathered hairstyle from that time period.

1979 Hair

Hair is shoulder length. Bangs are relatively short and textured with layers that allow the "feathered" effect. They are rolled under with a curling iron and then brushed to the side. The sides are curled toward the back and gently directed toward the back with a brush. Only light hold hairspray was used if at all as this was before the days of the 80's when shellac-like spray was used to create a monument that didn't move. These styles were made to give the look of movement. The strands were cut in a way that they could basically fall into place.

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