Yes, it’s 2021, but with all the vintage trends making their way back into the beauty spotlight there’s hardly a day that goes by when we don’t mine our favourite decade for style inspirations. Diving deeper into ‘90s beauty trends - it’s quite evident that the cool-girl aesthetics of the decade is more relevant today than it has even been. Hear us out: '90s hairstyles are having a moment right now. From bands to messy buns and, not to mention, butterfly clips galore- it girls of the ‘90s served us with major hairstyle inspiration for years to come. So, we really couldn't help but relish the coolest hairstyles of the ‘90s and list them down for you.
These loosely tied micro braids make a statement of their own and it still looks good. The new iteration involves a more polished version of the hairstyle with cute face-framing micro braids falling down their face. The best part though? It even works on bed hair. We love how fashion girls of the present are embracing their natural texture with this hairstyle. All you need to do is spritz a salt spray into damp or dry hair to get those straight-from-the-beach waves and create loose tousled curls before adding in the braid. Take one-inch sections of hair to create a braid and use the almost invisible elastics to hold it to perfection.
The sleek high ponytail is back this season. What sets it apart from the modern iterations? It’s the swooshed bang and flipped curl that is an epitome of ‘90 hair styling and screams the ‘90s like none other. This hairstyle is a go-to for post-pandemic club strolls. The slicked ponytail looks polished and it requires little skill, TBH. You can create this look with a 2-in-1 finishing spray as it goes a long way to keep those flyaways at bay.
Another throwback trend? Oh yes! This is the easiest and the perfect way to channel the ‘90s with an edgier, cooler finish. Just snap clips worn two at a time and secured symmetrically on both sides of your part. To tame frizz and achieve a smooth overall finish - you can straighten your hair first. Coat your strands with this serum to protect them from heat-styling damage. Mix and match with colorful clips for an elevated look.
Britney Spears was the ultimate trendsetter of the ‘90s and ‘00s and there’s no denying it. Among the zillion trends, she blessed us with, the one hairstyling trend that has made a comeback is two messy plaits fastened on the ends with elastics. This is perfect for all hair types and textures. Just leave one to two inches of hair peeking out at the button for a playful hairdo.
Headbands are officially very cool for 2021. We are seeing headbands going stronger this year. Switch up your hair game by playing with hair accessories of the '90s and recreate this hairdo. Whether you're working with twists, waves, or curly hair- literally anyone can pull off this headband hairstyle. We recommend finishing off this look with a hair setting spray.
It is no surprise that Sarah Jessica Parker was always working towards pushing the fashion horizon around the ‘90s, This effortlessly cool messy half-up-do is undoubtedly the connoisseur of this hair trend. Scrunchies were such a defining trend of the '90s. They are comfortable and perfect for securing any kind of ponytail. You can easily nail this hairstyle by sporting your natural hair texture.
We all have celebs like Kendal Jenner to thank for bringing the '90s hair claws back into our lives. This claw clip hairdo just requires your mom’s hair claws from the ‘90s. We love the fact that this one is perfect for when you're having a bad hair day. Sweep your hair back, twist it, and secure vertically with the claw clip. Lean into the '90s look by taking two front strands out to frame your face.
Embrace these nostalgic hairdos to take your style game up a notch!
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