90s Hairstyles: The Best Hairstyle Trends - Rank 8
The look of the Spice Girls and the Rachel Cut - they stand for the hairstyle trends of the 90s. Although the hairstyles of the 80s were crazier, more colourful and in some ways bolder, the hairstyles of the 90s have also captured our hearts. Some looks are even coming back:
- Mini hats, for example, are all the rage again!
- The Rachel Cut has also made it back onto many young women's have-to lists.
Here are the most popular 90s hairstyles:
Popular hairstyles in the 90s
The Rachel Cut Comeback
Jennifer Aniston made it famous, the '90s layered cut. She played Rachel in the TV series Friends - hence the name of this sassy style. A good hairdresser can do the stepped, medium-length cut. However, this look requires a lot of styling at home. The hair ends just above the shoulders in this 90s layered cut. For hairstyles of this type, the hair should look full yet light and have a smooth texture. To style, part the hair and blow-dry it over a round brush.
A streak on the right and left
Whether extra coloured or completely natural: if you love the hairstyles of the 90s, you won't be able to resist this highlight styling. Two strands are pulled out of a tightly tied plait to the right and left of the face. The length of the hair doesn't matter, the main thing is that the strands frame the face. In combination with modern face-framing, this trend can also be revived today. To do this, simply colour the face-framing strands a few shades lighter.
Mini Dutts, also known as Mini Buns or Space Buns, were all the rage in the 90s. Who doesn't remember Gwen Stefani in her pink outfits, topped off with perfect chignon hairstyles like this one? The motto was, the more choppy the look, the more stylish it was. A wide variety of variations can be tried out here:
- half-up mini buns
- Braided Dutts
- Variations in different sizes - from small to somewhat larger putties
A real eye-catcher: the 90s techno look. For this, the hair is parted in the middle, a topknot is fastened on the left and right with a hair tie - done!
The trendsetters of the 90s hairstyles were the Spice Girls. Two high, thin side braids tied from the front strands at the top of the head were once Baby Spice's trademark. Transparent mini hair elastics make the hairstyle perfect for young girls and women today.
Centre parting or side parting? In the 90s, the zig-zag parting set the tone for hairstyles. This trend gives fine hair more volume. If you had your hair parted from the roots to the tips, as was en vogue at the time, the tips were accentuated even more. If you want to try out this look, it's best to take a handle comb and draw three to four ticks along the parting from front to back. To keep this parting in shape, use a little hairspray to fix it.
The centre parting
For those who prefer simplicity, the centre parting was the alternative to the zig-zag. As in previous decades up to the present day, the centre parting was also justified in the 90s. Braid hairstyles, bob hairstyles and open hair loved this classy and yes, well-behaved styling variant.
80s crepe hair was followed by 90s blow-dry waves
The crepe did its job well - in the 80s. The '90s banned this styling tool and saw a boom in sales of papillotes and curling ir ons in its place. Waves were the big hair theme - soft, feminine, big curls, perfectly blow-dried into shape or conjured up with the curling iron. Mega-models like Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford wore them on the catwalks and made the wave hairstyle of the 90s a must-have.
Cornrows are braided tightly along the scalp, always picking up a strand of hair and incorporating it into the braid. Alternatively, this braided hairstyle, which can still be seen today, is called cornrows, cane rows or simply rows for short. The braids, which are braided close to the head, were popular in the 90s with small colourful hair clips.
The Bob in the 90s
Bob hairstyles still have their own trends today. In the 90s, the bob ended at the chin and was either shaped with hair gel or worn as a grungy version. Inspired by the rocking look of the 90s grunge movement, the grungy bob was a wild, non-conformist and admittedly ultra-cool option. Here, the emphasis was on imperfection. The basic length of the grungy bob is not cut accurately. Instead, this look relies on steps and fringy strands. It is important that the hair does not touch the shoulders for this 90s style.
Popular hair accessories in the 90s
If the fashion and hairstyles of the 80s were shrill, then the 90s were in no way inferior to them, at least when it came to hair accessories. Because the accessories that crowned the hairstyles were colourful, crazy and glittery . From braid elastics in brightly coloured variations to scrunchies that reached true dimensions in terms of size to intensely colourful hair bands and ribbons, everything was there. And glitter fans also got their money's worth in this decade. Everything that sparkled and shone was attached to the hair. Thus, any hairstyle, no matter how simple, whether short or longer, became an absolute eye-catcher.