Men across the globe sought to improve their lot and stumbled upon some of humankind’s most remarkable advances: spray, gel, mousse, crimping irons, and, of course, the perm. People worldwide were able to coax their lank, lifeless tresses to new heights with the use of these tools.
In the 1970s, hairstyles ranged from long to short, blow-dried to bouffant to spiked to bleached. Regardless of the style, overgrown hair is the look most people associate with the decade. Even fake facial hair was acceptable; muscles and mutton chops were the rage. It was a hairy decade!