The 90s Hair Trends That Have Made a Fashion Week Comeback

From New York and Paris to our very own London, nothing gets us excited for a new season of hair trends quite like Fashion Week. While the focus is on the clothes, how the designers choose to style the models’ tresses is also a big indication of the styles we’ll be loving in a couple of months. And so far, it looks like there’s one decade reigning on the runways: the ’90s.

This isn’t the first time that this particular era’s hair trends have come back around. From space buns to super-straight ’90s hair, we’ve seen the occasional trend trickle down to the mainstream over the last few years. And with the recent news of the Spice Girls’ reunion, this year is bound to be one of heavy nostalgia.

So which 90s hair trends look set for a comeback in 2018?

Claw Clips

Once a must-have for anyone wanting an insanely speedy, minimal effort up-do, claw clips were brought back into fashion this month at Alexander Wang’s New York show. But the plastic tortoiseshell clips we remember from the 90s were nowhere to be seen – instead, Wang’s models wore high-shine metal claw clips around wet-look buns.


Crimped Hair

It seems that haircare giants ghd were one step ahead of the curve when they released their Contour crimping tool late last year. Crimped hair has made several appearances at Fashion Week so far, most notably at Libertine’s show. Ready to embrace this look for spring/summer? Check out our crimped ponytail tutorial for a quirky take on the trend.


Zig-Zag Headbands

Remember those stretchy circles that were part-comb, part-headband? Head stylist Anthony Turner incorporated them into sleek ballerina-esque styles at Prabal Gurung’s NY show. And if it’s good enough for Gigi Hadid, it’s good enough for us…

Want to try out this 90s look without the ouch-factor that we remember from our younger days? Make sure you also opt for a wet-look style, too; the gel will help the headband to slide out of the hair without too much tangling.


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With Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks still to come, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for more 90s hair trend revivals. Butterfly clips, anyone?!

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By: Claire Cavanagh

On: February 21, 2018

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