The Stack Perm or the Disco Wedge ? 1970s Hair Fashion

The Stack Perm or the Disco Wedge ? 1970s Hair Fashion


Linda Knight Seccaspina- Flaming Groovies 1970s Rideau Street- Flash Cadilac was across the street Sheila Wallet Needham Photo

My childhood friend Sheila Wallet Needham sent me this photo of me in the 70s when I had one of my favourite hairstyles. We called it a Wedge, but much as I could search I found nothing. Until– I found the Stack Perm, or as it was called The Disco Wedge.

The stack perm, also known as the disco wedge, was a new trend in permanents that took the dance floor by storm. Hair designer Dwight Miller created this disco diva look that was a crimped variation on the sweet wedge style that Dorothy Hamill popularized.

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Gilda Radner’s Saturday Night Live character ‘Roseanne Roseannadanna’ was most memorable for her frizzy fro cropped straight across the bottom at chin level, with a blunt cut of bangs straight across the forehead. Looking at this photo I thought my disco wedge was a lot bigger than the photos– more like Gilda Radner’s or the other photo. Unfortunately, I don’t know what I was thinking LOL….



Another style I wore in the 1970s, courtesy of a Rideau Street salon.


Then there was this style courtesy of a salon in Los Angeles.



Flaming Groovies – Rideau Street- 2nd store-Flash Cadilac was across the street-1970s-Sheila Wallet Needham Photo


Wanda Jane who had the same hairdo and hairdresser, Sharon, but her Wedge looks a lot better and bigger than mine. Her dress Flash Cadilac



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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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