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History has a habit of repeating itself and that is definitely the case when it comes to fashion and beauty trends. We are all familiar with denim skirts, chokers, and brown lipstick but let’s not forget 90’s hairstyles.
I think we can all agree the hairstyle of the decade has to be “The Rachel” made famous by Jennifer Aniston’s character in Friends. It was the most requested hairstyle at the time and now 90’s hairstyles are back in a big way.
The 90’s style can only be described as eclectic and that may be why it is so popular again today. Being able to pick and mix fashion, beauty and hairstyles lets us easily experiment with our look. It seems our favourite celebrities feel the same as they have been putting their own spin on the 90s styles. The likes of Bella Hadid, Elle Fanning and Zendaya have been leading the way with their exposed bobby pins and scrunchies.
We have rounded up our favourite 90s trends so can get the look.
Crimped hair is back once again. This time, however, there is no need to spend hours crimping it to perfection. Its comeback is thanks to Gigi Hadid and Bella Thorne who have managed to master a crimped yet edgy look. Try crimping a few accent sections which will add texture, perfect for adding volume to thinner hair.
Cher Horowitz, played by Alicia Silverstone, from the 90’s film Clueless was the queen of plaid but it was her blow-dried hair that really stood out. Recently Kendall Jenner has been channeling her inner Cher with a perfectly styled ‘do. The look is all about creating volume but with inward and outward curled ends. To achieve it blow dry your hair with a round brush then use straighteners on the ends for a slightly curled finish. This style works on all hair lengths and textures.
Bright pink was the hair colour to try in the late ‘90s. Gwen Stefani switched her platinum blonde hair for bright pink, but more recently it’s about the low key approach. January Jones has experimented with her style but with more understated rosy highlights. If your hair is naturally darker you might want to try a vibrant shade instead of pastel so your hair won’t need lifting as much.
From Britney Spears to Baby Spice, everyone rocked pigtails back in the day. This cute style was all over the runways in spring. Rather than high pigtails on top of your head, go for a low pigtail for a look that’s simple yet chic.
Hair jewellery was taken very seriously in the ‘90s whether that was butterfly clips, barrettes, bobby pins or hair gems. Hair gems are a great way to add a touch of sparkle to your style. For a subtle update try gems that are similar to your hair colour.
Hungry for more inspiration? Make your way into The Chapel and have a chat with our of our hair experts. They can advise you on cut, colour and keep you updated on the latest trends. Explore the rest of our blog here.