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

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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