Afros 101

Saturday, October 16, 2010
Hey all, I need to apologize for the lack of blogging activity lately. Chalk it up to an inspirational lag combined with simply too much to get done during the week. Thank goodness for my coworker who lent me a cute little book called Fashion of the 70s. It's a collection of quirky beauty and fashion ads from the decade, showing off the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious. I plan on scanning as much as possible and saving them for future post inspiration (including enough to do a third installment post of Beefcake: Sexy Advertising Studs of the 70s.) 

For now, this Duke style chart from 1972 caught my eye. Even though the afro hairstyle lives on in various forms today, I just don't think it looks as cool as it did during its heyday - when else could you ask for the "Atom" style and leave knowing the back of your 'do looks exactly like an atomic bomb cloud?


  1. Heh Heh. My old man used to have charts in his barber shop that this advert reminded me of!

  2. "Fashion of the 70s"
    I love this book! :D

  3. The guy in the main pic on the right looks familiar to me. I want to say he's Richard Roundtree, but I think it's better to say he's just Roundtree-esque! :) I do love me some fro action. Throw a 'stache on the guy and it's machismo heaven!


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