We have all witnessed the reappearance of ’90s fashion and makeup on runways and in the streets. Now is the time for ’90s hairstyles to shine! From cute to cool, plain to seductive, the hairstyles of the 1990s are quite flexible. Plus, they are simple to construct and complement your natural hair texture. Continue reading to learn how to recreate the decade’s most memorable fashions.
1. Natural Hair with Butterfly Clips
In the 1990s, hair accessories such as scrunchies, barrettes, and slides were extremely popular. However, one of the most recognizable of these accessories was the butterfly clip, which remained so popular until the 2000s. Butterfly clips quickly lend a young and attractive aspect to any hairdo, so it’s no surprise that they’re back in style. Your textured curls provide the right surface for the clips to grab and stay in place, making natural hair a beautiful way to wear them.
2. Two Side Buns with Scrunchies
Side buns, sometimes known as “space buns,” were among the most popular festival hairstyles of the 1990s. They have now entered the mainstream. In lieu of wild colors, glitter, and braids, give your side buns a gentler, more daily feel with your favorite scrunchies — another incredibly adorable ’90s item. Regardless of whether you choose animal-print or velvet scrunchies, your side buns will stick out in the nicest manner. It is the ideal outfit for a weekend brunch, summer outing, or casual date.
3. 90s Bob with Fringe and Butterfly Clips
Another fantastic method to wear butterfly clips is with a bob hairstyle from the 1990s. Depending on the shape of your face, you may pair it with either the classic ’90s fringe or side ‘tendril’ bangs. The outcome is the perfect retro hairdo, which pairs well with streetwear or a silky slip dress.
4. Straight Hair With Butterfly Clips
Whether your hair is curly or straight, butterfly clips can be worn in a variety of ways. While it is simple to just place them in the front of your hair, why not change things up? For a true ’90s look, wear your hair half up and half down. To create height and volume, twist pieces of your hair back at the head and fasten them with clips. Spray texturizing spray or sea salt spray where you want to insert the butterfly clips and tease the hair if you want to achieve the ’90s style. This will guarantee that your hair has sufficient “grip” to hold the clips in place.
5. 90s-Inspired Bantu Knots
Bantu knots are created by coiling a portion of hair over itself to form a bun. Bantu knots have a lengthy history, despite their popularity throughout the 1990s as a rave or festival hairstyle. They are a protective style for Afro-textured hair that originated with the Zulu tribe in southern Africa. Bantu knots are a terrific summer hairstyle, and as an attention-grabbing updo, they are ideal for showcasing bold makeup, jewelry, and sunglasses.
6. Banded Pigtails
Pigtails are difficult to wear because they are commonly associated with children. However, if you take inspiration from the ’90s, you can wear them with panache! Banded pigtails, which are also known as bubble pigtails, are an option. You only need transparent hair elastics, which you wrap around your pigtails and then pull out to produce the adorable ‘bubble’ look. You may leave the bubbles smooth for a fun party look, or you can tousle them for a more undone, contemporary look.
7. Hairstyle with Messy Braids and Colored Hair Pins
The 1990s were a terrific decade for braids, as numerous varieties and styling possibilities gained popularity. One of them was sloppy braids, made popular by celebrities such as Brandy. Messy braids are characteristically lively and cool of the 1990s. Start with traditional box braids, then twist and secure them into a sloppy half-up, half-down style. Add colored hairpins for more visual appeal and customized touch.
8. Side Pigtails with Colored Hairclips
Take inspiration from Baby Spice with pigtails on the side and colored hair clips! The style is ideal for fine, straight hair and is appealing on all face shapes, with a sassy edge that makes it stand out. The styling of your hair is essential for avoiding a childish or costume-like appearance. Contrast the joyful, girlie vibe of your pigtails with edgy streetwear and basic make-up, such as a cat’s eye wing or pastel eyeshadows. You need a lot of attitudes to pull off this style, so don’t be timid!
9. Box Braids with Butterfly Clips
Looking for a beautiful ’90s hairdo for a particular event? Try braiding box braids with butterfly clips. Extra-long, sleek, and smooth box braids are a stunning style on their own, but the addition of butterfly hair decorations gives them more ’90s flair and a lovely feminine touch. Choose butterflies with vibrant wings to complement your ensemble. Choose smaller butterflies for a more understated appearance, or go all out with enormous butterflies. Choose smooth, lightweight clips that will gently grip your braids as opposed to those that would catch and pull the hair.
10. Half Up Half Down with Hair Beads
In the 1990s, half-down hairstyles and hair beads were all the rage. In lieu of blow-drying your hair smooth and straight, give it a modern touch by adding texture in the form of waves. You will get a whimsical and feminine bohemian style that is ideal for a summer picnic, festival, or romantic date. You might even wear the adaptable hairdo to a wedding, either as a bridesmaid or a guest; just be sure to choose silver or gold beads of great quality.
11. Top Bun with a Fringe
A classic style of the early 1990s is a high bun, often known as a topknot or a topknot, with a fringe. The style appears laid-back and approachable while still being fashionable enough to wear outside the house. The top bun complements oval, round, and diamond facial types because it gives length to the face. The typical ’90s bangs are wispy and blunt, but you could also choose for face-framing ‘tendril’ bangs or a contemporary twist on the ‘curtains’ style. Add a printed scrunchie for a truly ’90s-inspired touch, or choose a ribbon or simple bun for a more modern style.
12. Side Buns with Loose Hair
A beautiful and feminine variation on side buns is to wear the hair down. The style is attractive on all facial shapes because it not only elongates but also frames the face. Create gorgeous bombshell waves by lightly curling the remaining hair after fixing the buns. If your hair is naturally thin or short, you can add length and volume with clip-in hair extensions. Finally, match it with bold, well-defined brows and eye makeup to prevent your features from becoming “lost” in the hair. The completed look is ideal for your next beach party or an enjoyable day out.
13. Side Buns with Hair Down
Mini side braids will provide a modest ’90s edge to your hairstyle. In addition to looking fashionable, they give a face-framing effect and add personality to a lob or medium-length hairdo. In addition, they are a simple and quick styling option that you can handle yourself. However, if your hair is really silky, ensure the plaits maintain their shape by applying texturizing spray prior to braiding. For further ’90s vibes, weave a narrow, contrasting ribbon through the plaits.
14. Middle Part with Colorful Hair Clips
Colorful hair clips are one of the simplest ways to spruce up a simple middle-parted hairstyle, as women of the 1990s know. The style works well with both straight and curly hair. After using a tail comb to separate your hair, set the clips at your temples. Use two or three clips for a mismatched look, or choose one larger clip with multiple colors. Repeat on the opposite side to achieve symmetry. For a nighttime spin, replace standard barrettes with gemstone-encrusted or statement-making color clips.
15. High Ponytail with Scrunchie
Sporty Spice, Topanga from Boy Meets World, and Cher from Clueless all sported the iconic ’90s hairstyle. For a sensual, day-to-night spin on the trend, sweep your hair back so that the front portion is sleek and smooth. The remainder of your hair should be secured into a high ponytail directly behind the crown of your head. Add volume and length with a clip-in ponytail extension, then conceal the clip with a lovely scrunchie. Finally, curl the ends loosely for a gentle and romantic finish, or add extra sass by flicking them out to create the classic ’90s ‘bumped’ style.