Between the rise of empowered female artists, the rebellious grunge movement, and a surging interest in R&B and hip-hop, the 90s emerged as a decade packed with diverse style inspiration that has continued to inform modern creative fields. In fact, if we had Instagram in the 90s, it wouldn’t look that much different than our present-day feed.
90s trends made a roaring comeback last year, both in fashion and accessories and in makeup and hairstyles. During a time where everything felt mad and unpredictable, chasing nostalgia offered a sense of stability. Fast forward a year, and it’s evident: 90s trends have taken deep roots. Celebrities and influencers alike are choosing popular 90s hairstyles like face-framing braids, space buns and half-up half-down to style their hair. Hair accessories like bandanas and wide headbands are also signs that the decade is back in fashion. An upgraded version of the face-framing braids, face-framing bubble braids is also massively popular.
Need some styling inspiration? Scroll down to discover the 90s hairstyles loved by your favorite celebrities.
Before the age of dry shampoos, the half-up half-down hairstyle was the styling trick to pump volume into your hair while disguising unwashed locks. Given how easy it is to replicate the look, and celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Dua Lipa showing an affinity for it, we don’t mind this hairstyle making a comeback one bit.
There is no doubt that 90s obsession is at its peak. Face-framing braids – iconic to the 90s – are tremendously popular among “It” girls.
Twin braids, sealed at the end with colorful rubber bands, are making a comeback too. Influencers like Karen Wazen and Xenia Adonts both sported the retro look with their unique take.
Even hair accessories are being borrowed from the decade. Karen Wazen and Emili Sindlev schooled us on styling bandanas – one of the hottest beachwear accessories of the season.
Padded headbands from the 80s shot back to fame a few seasons ago, but now broad headbands, typical to the 90s aesthetic, have skipped into the spotlight.