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The lost art of Mom's retro hairdo

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1970S Things

Don T Flip

Extra Hour

Big Hair

Her Hair

Sager

Retro Hairstyles

Automatically

iReporter Marie Sager is thankful that her hair today does not require as much effort as it did in the 1960s and 1970s. "Things are easier nowadays, you get a haircut where you just wash and wear," she said. "It automatically gives me an extra hour in the day."

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60 S Hair

Hair Dos

Hair Cuz

Big 80S Hair

Sister'S Hair

Net Hair

Hair Stuff

Helmet Hair

Helmet Head

iReporter Denise Ramirez sent in this photo of herself from 1969, when she was a sophomore at Norwalk High School in Norwalk, California, she said. "Creating this do took a lot of work. The main thing was getting the Aquanet buildup."

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60'S Hair

Fab Hair

Big Hair

Your Hair

Vintage Big

Shop Vintage

Vintage Hair

Sister Judy

Hair Hoppin

Cordsen shot this photo of her sister Judy in the late 1960s. She described her sister as a teenage "lowrider," adding that the car you rode in was just as important as your hair.

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Fullerton California

1960S Big

Big Hair Love

70 S Hair

Kathi

Retro Hairstyles

Favorite Hair

Hairspray

Fad

iReporter Kathi Cordsen from Fullerton, California, sent in this photo of her own hair from the 1960s. "Big hair was pretty much the fad in the '60s where I grew up in California. The higher, the better," she said.

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Looser Curls

Wearing Longer

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Great Aunt

Retro Hair

Aunts

Grandmother

Years

Mom

A few years later, Lambert's grandmother and great aunt were wearing longer and looser curls, she said.

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Era Silent

Silent Movie

Mid 20S

Early 30S

Hair Tomorrow

Hair Today

Janie Lambert

Aunt Worked

Hair Runs

iReporter Janie Lambert from Hughesville, Maryland, says good hair runs in the family. Her aunt was a hair stylist for years and her great aunt worked a beauty shop. She shared this image of her grandmother, right, and great aunt from "the mid '20s or early '30s," she said. "They were inspired by movie stars and celebrities, especially the flapper era, silent movie."

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Brush Rollers

Hair Rollers

Gel Teasing

Hairspray Click

Author S Mother

S 70 S Hair

Wire Brush

Retro Salon

Dying Art

Betty Hoevel, the author's mother, in 1968 and 1970, achieved these hairstyles with wire brush rollers, gel, teasing and lots of hairspray.

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