The '90s are back in a big way. And by that, we don't just mean fashion. From the iconic Rachel, made famous by Jennifer Aniston's character in Friends, to Claire Danes' center parting in My So-Called Life, to things like scrunchies and butterfly clips, '90s hair trends are everywhere. Whether you witnessed the decade or just admired it from afar, we bring you some of the best '90s hairstyles and beauty trends!
Rachel: It's impossible to talk about '90s hair without mentioning Rachel. Made famous by Jennifer Aniston's character on Friends, this hairstyle might be our favorite '90s hair trend of all time. The cut features a heavily layered face frame and cascading volume. Today's version has been updated with shorter layers and added bangs.
Micro Fringes: The micro fringe, synonymous with '90s grunge hair, is back and we're loving it again. Want a daring update for your strands? Try micro bangs. These bangs suit both straight and curly hair - just make sure you use dry shampoo to keep the oil at bay.
The Blunt Bob: The blunt bob by Drew Barrymore is also one of the '90s hairstyles that are making a comeback. Today's version is livelier and a little shorter than it was decades ago. It's not too precise and requires little to no styling. Just tuck one end behind your ear and go, and use light hair oil to tame any flies.
Center Parting: Who can forget how Angela Chase dyed her hair bright red and had a center parting in My So-Called Life? The center parting is an eternally chic hairstyle. It is stylish and yet unusual. If you want to recreate this hair trend from the '90s, you should not have too much volume, but use an anti-frizz serum that provides shine and softness.
Bold Highlights: This trend takes us back to the Spice Girls, but this time it's Ginger Spice. Her chunky highlights were bold and placed around the face. Today's highlights are spread throughout the hair and look more natural but still gorgeous.
Tiny Braids: Tiny little braids are totally '90s: Think Janet Jackson and Brandy. Not only do these braids look cool today, but they add extra personality to an updo or a mid-length hairstyle. For an even more '90s look, braid a contrasting ribbon through your braids.
Pigtails: Pigtails were one of the trendiest hairstyles in the 90s. At least partly because of Britney Spears and her iconic Baby One More Time video. We're here to tell you pigtails are cool again! Whether it's in the form of ponytails or French braids, this '90s hair trend is back.
Face-framing Accent Braids: One of the most common themes in '90s hairstyles is loose hair braided in tiny braids at the front - celebrities like Bella Hadid and Hailey Beiber have seen this look. Copy your '90s look by taking two sections out of your updo and braiding them into pigtails.
Frizzy Hair: Frizzy hair is another '90s hair trend that's officially back: celebrities like Joan Smalls have been sporting the style a lot lately. For a modern look, incorporate bigger waves and be strategic. Keep your roots sleek and curl up just the ends, or curl up into a ponytail and secure it with hairspray.
Finger Waves: Finger waves are another 90's classic that we can't get enough of today. And these waves are so easy to replicate! Distribute a high-hold gel throughout your hair and use a comb to form an S-shape while placing a finger in the ridge to set it in place.
Baby Spice: When we think of '90s beauty trends, we have to think of the Spice Girls. Specifically, Baby Spice's iconic combo of high braids and bangs. Play with the texture of your braid by wearing it straight or incorporating some crimps. This is one of our favorite '90s hairstyles to wear this season.
Men mostly use hairstyles to define their personalities. The hairstyles of the 1990s were revolutionary in terms of fashion. Back then, several musical movements were on the rise, including hip-hop and grunge. Johnny Depp's bleached highlights, Kurt Cobain's slouchy long haircut, and Matt LeBlanc's gel-styled hair are still hit in 2022.
Johnny Depp's blonde highlights are back in style
Kurt Cobain's casual long haircut is always cool
Matt LeBlanc's haircut is still a hit in 2022