Musician styles: 1970s Rock
Get inspired by some of the classic 70's rock stars and perfect your own brilliant rock beard
The decade that saw rock music reach a new pitch of perfection was also a bountiful harvest for the beard in music, with post-hippy, pre-metal styles displaying counter-culture credentials that are hard to beat. Best of all, they’re all looks that have come full circle today, so turn up your clippers to 11 and get grooming to achieve these three classic rock beards…
The Led Zeppelin drummer sported an avant-garde look during the seventies, taming his previously tangled tufts into a conspicuously cavalier look.
Get the style: The mustache is the keystone that supports the entire look. While keeping the rest of the beard in one length, allow the hair above the lip to grow longer, using a comb to hold the longer hairs up as you trim around. As it grows, keep cutting back strays that cross the upper lip to maintain tidiness. The mustache can be encouraged to sit in style by a sparing application of wax.
Everybody’s Talkin’ about beards these days – as they were when long-time John Lennon buddy and balladeer Harry Nilsson flexed a short, neat look for seventies crooning.
Get the style: This short hunter beard looks like you’ve just spent a fortnight lost in the New York jungle, but don’t let looks deceive you. It’s an artful combination of consistent tidying around the cheeks and ‘tache, while keeping the main body of beard relatively short. Stay disciplined, and everybody will be talkin’ about it too.
With a growth like Springsteen, you know who’s The Boss. During his 1970s heyday, Bruce sported a beard that proclaimed him as man’s man.
Get the style: Go for the full hunter by giving the beard room to roam. Keep the length reasonably even as it grows by adjusting your clippers to max settings and trimming more frequently. Key to success is condition – too dry and your fuzz will be a flop. Condition your beard when you wash your hair and comb through to keep it fluffy and rock.