Each decade there seems to be different choices in style and fashion. Facial hair is no different. Every decade seems to have different beard and mustache styles. The 1970’s brought in a cultural revolution due to music and war. Men in the hippie scene seemed to lean towards more thick and unruly looking facial hair styles.
Mustaches Of The 1970’s
The Handlebar Mustache
The handlebar mustache became popular in the 70’s due to one man, Rollie Fingers. This pitcher for the Oakland A’s showed up to spring training in 1972, and much to his surprise the owner liked it. Due to its unique look, it became popular among men.
The thick mustache was very popular during the 70’s due in part to celebrities like Sonny Bono. This picture shows his facial hair with his daughter on his lap.
While it was not one of the main mustache styles, the Pencil mustache was somewhat notorious. This was largely due in part to Little Richard being so popular during the 70’s.
Long Hair And Mustache
Long hair with a mustache on men became popular during this decade, and this including a lot of rock musicians. One example of this style was Jon Lord, one of the members of Deep Purple.
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The Horseshoe mustache, or Biker stache, made its way around a little bit during this decade.
Beards Of The 1970’s
There are also other types of facial hair and beards during the decade of the 70’s. We have selected several different styles that were popular. There were many men who set the trend for popular beard styles in the 1970’s. This includes Elvis, Frank Zappa, and many other celebrities.
Sideburns were prevalent from 1970-1979 and this including the King of Rock himself, Elvis. He had many different styles, but our favorite is sideburns that get thick. These are close to Mutton Chop sideburns, but not quite that big.
While the Soul Patch beard was popular during previous decades, many men caught on to wearing
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You cannot beat a full Afro with a large beard. Nothing says the 70’s like this style.
Disco music became popular during the 70’s, and with that many disco bands rose to prominence. One of those bands, The Bee Gees, were widely known for their facial hair. Facial hair was not exclusive to disco. Many rock bands like CCR also had members with beards and mustaches.
Thick And Bushy Beards
Due to the hippie movement, it was trendy to have an unkempt look. This included men with large thick beards that looked unruly.
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While the goatee has always been popular, but pairing it with a nice looking Afro just personifies a musician in 1975