Today’s fashion and beauty industry is hugely women-oriented with new high-tech products we ‘need in our lives right now’ taking over the market every single day. With the overwhelming advertising of these products and services, ladies just have to have their eyes and wallets wide open in order to keep up with trends. And men? According to tendencies in the advertising world, they can use one of the multi-purpose products for both hair and body, spray some manly deodorant, and they should be good to go. But it wasn’t always this way.

Seems like back in the day, the media had a particular idea of how a true flamboyant man should look and what necessary tonsorial gadgets they should use to correspond to the standards. From detailed haircut descriptions to men’s hairspray, to mustache shampoo, and combs for every occasion you could imagine – the magazines and newspapers definitely gave men’s appearance the attention it deserves. Extremely thorough adverts were all men needed to follow to blend in with the chic '70s fashion and style scene. Especially when it comes to hair, and oh boy, were the 1970s hairy!

Those vintage advertisements might look ludicrous to our sophisticated modern eye since the industry has evolved so much, but if you look into this closely… It probably wouldn’t hurt anyone if some of today’s men used the expert advice.

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Šimon Špaček 3 days ago

Hey, that one is good. Especially mister Bignose looks much better.

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Thomas brennan 3 days ago

Spitting image of Topher Grace from that 70s show

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Zenozenobee 3 days ago

Well, I don't have the same définition of "sexy"

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Chicago Kitty 3 days ago

Wow- these folks are still in business, having survived this awful ad campaign.

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Chicago Kitty 3 days ago

I think it's hilarious that they have to mention in the caption "It runs on electricity..." Being that this had to be years before the Clicker (On every 80's teen girl's Christmas list) portable curling iron that ran on propane cartridges.

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Andres Rogue 3 days ago

"if you use this you re gonna look like freddie mercury."(voice sold apart)

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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ANDREA SERRANO MORALES 3 days ago

it has been proven that when you look good u feel good

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Zoe's Mom 3 days ago

I don't need it but I want the one with the peace sign.

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Barbara Berg 3 days ago

"Congratulations, you have more hair today than a year ago..." Yup look at those shoulders *Cringe*

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Chicago Kitty 3 days ago

"Urbanites are sporting false facial foliage..." Are they Really!!??!!

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Eagle Girl 2 days ago

So Brylcreem is responsible for the mullet

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Bobby's Girl 2 days ago

Kookie, Kookie, lend me your Mist-Air Hot Comb!

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These Old Ads Showed How Much Men Were Vain With Their Hair In The 1970s

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Nia Loves Art 3 days ago (edited)

This looks older than the 70’s.

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