What is a trend if not transforming a simple concept into art and elegance? Hair as a symbol of physical attraction has been used to define beauty trends over recent decades with no exception in today’s age. What’s interesting is that just like in fashion the resurgence of some trends has brought hairstyles from the 1990s back in full swing giving onlookers dejavu moments while others are left in awe.
Today we see versatile looks, out of the box and fun hairstyles, quirky accessories which, if you ask me, I would say they date back to the ’90s the of year butterfly clips and oversized scrunchies. While not all trends – like overplucking eyebrows, then drawing a thin line – will inspire us, the following hair inspos will surely set you in the mood for that mystified and unique look you so desire.
Flipped out choppy bobs
Flipped out choppy bobs made the list as one of the most popular hairstyles in the 90s. The style not only gave you that funky, edgy look, but it also framed your face highlighting a tapered chin. Regardless of how you layered the edges this hairstyle made one look stylish, youthful and above all iconic. Taking this hairstyle as your inspiration nowadays, you can play around with this look as there are many variations of the choppy bob. All you have to do is factor your face shape, hair volume, then decide on how you will layer/style the choppy bob.
We love this look for how it lets us channel our childish self giving us room to be playful and stylish at the same time. With short or long hair the double bun is a hairstyle you can rock anywhere, anytime. Its beauty lies in how effortless it is. A partition, a shape and two knots that’s all.
Let’s look at ways you can style your hair from this single hairstyle of the 90s.
Double bun half updo
Inspired by the double buns the top knot hairstyle differs when you leave half of your hair down and the rest you style in two knots.
Commonly known as pussy cat, this is also a variation of the double buns, hailing from the 90s best hair trends.
If rings are tedious, safety pins, snap clips and bobby pins are at your disposal. Get creative and have fun.
There’s not a day you can decide to rock this hairstyle and deem it a miss. Hailing from the ’90s, the high ponytail is a great hairstyle for all face shapes.
You can also style it into a half up half down hairdo, channelling a popular look from the 90s.
Flat ironed hair
The ’90s were all about having that sleek straight hair look and boy do we love it even now.
To style up this look, you can opt to blunt the ends for added pizzaz and chicness. Blunt cuts also make your hair ends look thick and healthy. Here are 6 sleek hairstyles for short hair.
From cornrows to box braids there’s just so much you can do with braids. Let’s not even talk about the styles, which are limitless. All you need is to pick out a look, then accessorize for that oomph and needed sense of style.
If you desire that funky, 90s, laid back look, accessorise with bold jewellery.
Bouncy waves, curls and blowouts
Before straight hair became the in style trend of the 90s, big bouncy curls, waves and blowouts swung in position. Celebrities who rocked covetous curls ranged from the likes of Whitney Houston, Diana Ross to her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross who continues to inspire many with her curly voluminous hair.
New generations still get inspiration from Diana Ross’s curls, for how effortless they look not to mention how they make one stand out.
Remember Jennifer Aniston? You may have seen her in the series Friends. As one celebrity who made this hairstyle a movement in the 90s, she continues to be identified with The Rachel because of how well it framed her face. Hence if you have a diamond face shape, (like her), rest assured that this hairstyle will do you justice.
Till date, The Rachel infamous haircut continues to inspire hair trends, regardless of heritage.
Voluminous updos also defined the 90s with popular celebrities such as Halle Berry and Jennifer Love Hewitt rocking the styles.
This style has made a comeback, combining another inspiration from the 90s (face-framing) into one hairstyle.
The wisps of hair draping on the side and around, are meant to give your face definition while drawing focus to your facial features.
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