90s Hair Trends
Let’s not kid ourselves: growing up in the ’90s (or early 2000s) was pretty awesome. But while most of my childhood memories seem so magical (like Furbies, duh!), some of the trends I remember are a little bit, um… odd. Take, for example, these crazy hair trends from the ’90s – you might not be able to imagine yourself pulling this off now, but I bet when you were a kid, you were all about them:
One of my favorite pastimes? Collecting as many different colored butterfly clips as I possibly could. Seriously, I’m not joking when I say I had full drawers of these. They had so many uses! And who wouldn’t want butterflies in their hair?! Come on, now.
One of those uses? Stylishly clipping back our tiny mini ponytails. True story: I recreated this look way too many times once Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen started showing it off. They were, like, the voice of our generation, guys.
Bra Strap Headbands
GUYS. Don’t even pretend you didn’t wear these. I don’t know why, but I thought they were the best idea ever. Who knew bra straps could do more than hold up boobs? Even this model looks confused as to why this is on her head. I mean, I guess you can still wear them, but they scream ’90s.
Let’s be honest: not everyone can rock cornrows. But I guess we all thought we could at one point. Especially when accented with pretty clips and mini ponytails.
I’m a little ashamed to tell you how many nights I went to bed with wet hair braided in order to wake up to a head full of crimped strands. Because it was a lot, because my mom wouldn’t let me purchase a legit crimper. It kind of looks silly now, but back then? It was only one of the hottest styles ever.
Huge barrettes were so popular when I was a kid – the bigger, the more colorful and the tackier looking, the better!
Remember when you were little and every time you went on vacation you just HAD to get a section of your hair wrapped? I mean, duh! That was the only way people knew you went somewhere cool!
Thanks to Blair Waldorf, headbands are enjoying quite the comeback, but today’s options are definitely prettier and more delicate than what we had in the 90s. I have fond memories of large velvet ones that kind of took over your whole head.
Who wouldn’t jump at the chance of pressing different shapes into their hair? Hearts, stars, zig-zags… we had so much fun with hair back then!
These super perky, super fluffy bangs were all the rage back in the ’90s, and DJ Tanner (from Full House) shows that off the best.
If there’s one thing to take away from ’90s hair trends, it’s that there was a lot going on. Like creating the dreadlock look by twisting your hair. When I saw Jennifer Aniston do this, I was SO JEALOUS. Now, I’m so confused.
A ’90s roundup wouldn’t be complete without mentioning scrunchies! Today, we all buy the skinniest hair ties possibly – but back in the ’90s? It was all about the biggest and most outrageous scrunchies we could find. And we wore them while rocking the side pony, obviously.
What did we miss? What’s your favorite ’90s hair trend? What do you wish would be brought back? Tell us in the comments!
90s Hair Trends