The evolution of hair trends has come a very long way in recent decades. Today may be all about lengthy lobs and blunt bobs, but back in the '90s, crimped hair and choppy cuts were all the rage. If you were made in the '90s, then you definitely grew up looking to iconic style stars such as Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, and Melissa Joan Hart, for the 411 on all the It-hair looks of the season, and they pretty much defined the hairstyles you had in the '90s.
Just like the fashion of the era, '90s beauty trends were characterized by fun, versatile looks that didn't shy away from being too over-the-top or out-of-the-box. All types of quirky accessories made their way to the manes of Hollywood's elite, including butterfly clips, oversized scrunchies, and just about anything else you could imagine. That's because the '90s were all about wild hair experimentation, and that is what makes it the most fun decade in beauty history.
Who could forget about the infamous Rachel haircut? You know, that textured style with asymmetrical pieces that became Jennifer Aniston's signature look during her time on Friends. And what about those braided pigtails with the pom poms that Britney Spears rocked in her debut video for Baby One More Time? These '90s hairstyles will remain iconic forever.
Let's get a little nostalgic and reminisce on all the hairstyles we had in '90s, shall we?
1. The "Rachel" Haircut
This trendy style was the hairstyle of the '90s.
2. Crimped Waves
You know you grew up in the '90s if you owned a snazzy hair crimper.
3. Butterfly Clips
I believe I still have a few of these laying around in my drawers.
4. Plastic Stretchy Headbands
Remember these? They were like tiny little combs that stayed in your hair.
5. High Ponytail With Oversized Scrunchie
I tried to copy Topanga's hair on the regular.
6. Flower Accessories
Am I the only one who picked fresh daisies and stuck them in my hair because of Drew Barrymore?
7. Super Tight Curls
This voluminous style was everything.
8. Half Crimped Half Straight
What were we thinking?!
9. Half-Up Half-Down Pigtails
Baby Spice was one of the greatest hair icons of the '90s.
10. Tiny Hair Pins
The '90s were basically bobby pins galore.
11. The Messy Bun
Cher Horowtiz from Clueless totally inspired the messy undone top-bun.