Hopefully, you are in the nostalgia mood because it’s time to reinvigorate the memory and look up those old photos from the youth. Few hairstyles brought us as much joy as the greats of the 1990s.
Madonna’s Signature Curls
The Queen of Pop has revived herself more times than I can remember. With each new era, she always has a whole new hairstyle to match and this makes Madonna famous for the ever-changing image. Starting in the ‘80s with her eager adolescent vibes to elegant curls similar to Marilyn Monroe’s-inspired curls, she’s always been famous for her hair especially for blond or ginger-toned curls in the end.
Patricia Arquette Sleek Cut
Patricia demonstrates a simple yet elegant classic bob cut that brings all of the focus to the face. The length of this golden blonde mane is patchy cut and it’s also blow-waved to achieve a smooth look. The top is parted in the middle and flattened down. It’s best suited for those with fine to medium hair. This is a simple style that doesn’t require excessive maintenance.
Tara Lipinski And Her Long Loose Waves
Tara Lipinski parted her long curls down the center and emphasized them with adorable fringe bangs that perfectly defined her face features. This casual hairstyle curly from root to tip makes it perfect for anyone with naturally wavy hair. Perhaps, such hair looks require increased attention and time to style them, but I’m sure it’s worth it. Even if you did not have a chance to cut your bangs, you can always wind it on curlers or curling iron.
Marissa Ramirez Rocking Micro Braids
When it comes to braids, anything goes now, from long, stocky braids to colorful curves – as spotted at various Fashion Weeks in the few past years. Many celebrities used micro braids to create a grunge look from the references of the 90s. Today, with all the materials we have available on the market it’s quite possible to get braids like these even if you don’t have enough of your own hair length.
Julia Roberts’ Glorious Curls
It looks like all the red-carpet appearances of Julia Roberts since the 1990s have one thing in common – her magnificent auburn curls. Of course, sometimes we could notice Julia wearing elegant blown-out waves but she rarely changes her iconic curly hairstyle. No doubt that it was emblematic of the decade after her breakout role in Pretty Woman in the early ’90s. Even though time flies, some people still want that curly, wavy red hair.
Sophie Marceau Mall bangs And Straight Hair
I can remember a period of time when it seemed like every pop star was sporting these voluminous, feathered bangs. These bangs were absolutely the mark of a cool girl. Looks like Sophie knew about that. Her layered hair with a rough cut definitely matched Sophie’s chic style.
Drew Barrymore’s Bumped Bob Cut With Bangs
From the pencil-thin eyebrows to the dark lipstick this photo of Drew Barrymore is the best representation of the 90s era. Her soft curl added to that classic bob cut framed by curly bangs complements the whole look with an interesting twist.
Celine Dion’s Feathered Cut
I bet this hairstyle would be the first you name if it comes to refreshing your memories. This bold and outrageous style was what they called low maintenance back then. If you want a hairstyle that manages to be soft with an edge then this step cut is a perfect way to achieve that.
Sharon Stone’s Pixie
The feathered layers and messy styling made this pixie cut an instant hit when Sharone Stone debuted it in the late ’90s. This bleach-blonde and rough cut are still in trend after 2 decades and no hairstyle turns heads quite like a pixie crop. Sharon has demonstrated a few times that this statement cut works at any age.
Cameron Diaz's Bob Clipped To Sides
Cameron Diaz’s bob always looked gorgeous primarily because of her perfectly uniform blond color. Undoubtedly, Cameron was one of the influencers who inspired so many teenage girls to wear a short cut like this in the 90s. Styling it with sparkly trendy accessories can add a twirl to your look even today.
Kate Winslet And Princess Curls
Have you dreamed of looking like a princess when you were little? Looks like it was a huge dream of Kate Winslet as her appearance at the 70th Academy Awards proves it. With a beautiful emerald gown complimented by an ancient jewelry neckpiece, she decided to finish this mysterious look with playful ginger curls.
Worth mentioning that in order to create a hairstyle like this you have to start curling your hair right at the roots otherwise you won’t have any volume and your hair might look dull. Using a volume powder spray can help you to boost your curls.
Jennifer Lopez's Sleeked Bangs
For those who love volume but still prefer to keep hair straight, you should consider this hairstyle that was quite popular thanks to Jennifer Lopez and her slightly highlighted side bangs.
To achieve the same sleek structure of your hair you will need to use smoothing shampoo as well as blowdry your hair with a smaller round brush for a bigger volume. Then separate the hair on the sides and pin it at the back. To prevent your hair from becoming frizzy use was hair spray and a thin comb.
Tippi Hedren's Timeless Stylish Cut
Looks like this hairstyle has a lot of history to it and somehow always stays in trends especially for women over 50. Not surprisingly, because such a wavy type of hairstyle adds some volume and density to the hair which is highly preferred by older ladies.
Moreover, it’s so easy to style. All you need is just a few small velcro rollers and a medium hold hairspray. Dying your hair in lighter colors will also refresh your hair and adding a few colorful strands on the sides will make you look even more stylish.
Winona Ryder’s Blowdried To The Sides Bob
Have you noticed how similar Keira Knightley and Winona Ryder look at the beginning of their careers? No wonder, they used to have the same hairstyles: shoulder-length bob cut with hair curled to the sides.
To achieve the same effect you will need to blowdry your hair with a large round brush in an opposite direction from your face and set it with a hairspray. Such a hairstyle will take away a few years from your age especially for those with round and oval face shapes.
Cameron Diaz‘s Feathered Bob Cut
Another way to rock with a short bob cut is to have it styled as Cameron Diaz did: roughly cut ends will compliment a feathered texture of this hairstyle and having your hair parted to the side will give you a perfect opportunity to wear long bangs that won’t get into your eyes with every move you make. Style your hair with a straightener to the sides to add that edgy side to the look.
Winona Ryder With Short Pointed Bangs
Looks like Winona was a true fan of all short hairstyles back in the ’90s. However, this short pixie cut never goes out of trend. Adding tiny bangs to the front and sides of your face will elegantly frame your eyes and emphasize the face features. This hairstyle is most likely popular for one more reason: it doesn’t require any extreme styling and you don’t even need to dry your hair which helps you to keep your hair more healthy.
Alicia Silverstone And Her Rock’N’Rolling Mood
To all the rock’n’rollas out there: this highly popular in the ‘90s hairstyle is coming back! Messy pointed to the sides hair will add a twist to your extravagant style. To create natural-looking waves like these just use a little bit of setting spray and a hair straightener that should be twisted to the sides with each new strand to get such flipped-up ends.
Mackenzie Mauzy With Voluminous Puff Curls
A nice old classic such as this short and super puffy hairstyle might add a little bit of age to you but also complete your look with an elegant and stylish twist. While you will need to spend lots of time and hairspray to backcomb your hair, this hairstyle will definitely bring all the attention to your long neck and thin collarbones and will give you a perfect opportunity to show off any unique jewelry pieces like long sparkly earrings or massive necklaces.
Kathryn Morris’s Textured Cut
There’s something so adorable and cool about Kathryn Morris’s choppy pixie cut. It’s always a great idea of going super short and asking your hairstylist to give you a bit of extra volume by feathering your hair. Using a dry texture paste will also help you to add plenty of edge to your hair.
Ellen DeGeneres With Unisex Cut
This hairstyle can be absolutely considered as the most popular unisex style of the last two decades for sure. Flipped-up ends is a well-known hair trend that appeared in the mid-’90s. A middle part and long side bangs backcombed at the roots add volume and texture to your hair and yet don’t require any extra skills or products to style.
Liv Tyler’s Sleek Bangs
Liv Tyler always picks super classic and feminine hairstyles that create a beautiful frame for her face. Just look at her mesmerizing eyes and smiley cheekbones! Those bangs definitely bring out Liv’s best features. You can also change it up a little bit by cutting the curtain bangs.
Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Classy Bun With Bangs
Classy yet trendy: such bun is probably the easiest updo you can do yourself. To recreate the same high bun that Catherine had on this red carpet you don’t need to have extra long hair. The medium-length would be more than enough to tie a ponytail, backcomb it and then roll it in the shape you want.
If you lack body that you can tell by the bun’s size, backcombing will help you add volume and visually enlarge your bun.
Daryl Hannah’s Beach Waves
There is absolutely no doubt that the curling iron that creates beach waves of different sizes and textures appeared way later than in the 90s. Despite this Daryl Hannah and her stylists definitely knew the secret of getting such stylish waves back in the day. To add the same trendy look to your hair you don’t have to buy any special professional irons or styling products.
All you need is the cheapest flexible curling rods and wet hair: after applying a styling mousse roll each strand of your hair separately on a rod and use as many rods as you can. This way your waves will be smaller and last you longer.
Brandi Andres And Her Wet Hair Look
The wet hair look was always a thing and the edgy trends of the ’90s don’t seem to be an exclusion. This hairstyle would save so much time for those of you who already have naturally curly hair. All you need to get the same hair look is to follow a few simple steps: start with the damp hair, pick the right gel/mousse, massage it into your hair by scrunching it up. Voila, you’re ready to slay!
Denise Faye’s Broken Waves
Loose curls, natural textures, and beach-inspired styles are always in trend and most popular during the summer months. To style your hair this way you will need a large barrel curling iron (at least 1.5 inches) and separated small sections of hair.
For each section of hair, curl hair midway, then switch directions and curl the remaining hair in the opposite direction. Leave the ends out of the curling iron and this will add randomness and loose texture to the style.
Tyra Banks’ Stylish Braids
Tyra is a well-known fan of wigs as she drastically changes her hairstyles at every event she attends. But the volumized braids with loose waves at the bottom are probably the most memorizable look. There is no such occasion where you can not rock with the extra volume in your hair. Getting your hair braided or twisted like that highlights your facial features and adds enough edginess to your look.
Melanie Griffith And Her Messy Updo
Who said that the updo has to look perfectly sleeked? A textured bun, messy backcombed hair strands and piecey bangs will definitely add a sexy vibe to your look especially if you’re wearing a bright red slim dress. To make sure your hair has enough texture to it, blow-dry and crimp your hair at the roots, finish with a texturizing setting spray.
Heather Graham’s Face-Framing Styling
Heather Graham’s hairstyle might look like an easy one however there is a lot of work has been done to style hair outwards like this. You won’t get such a result with just the blow-drying. The most important secret of this hairstyle is how the hair is cut. If the layers are thick, your hair tends to curl out more easily. An experienced cutter will be able to cut the hair in such a way that it will be easier to style. Using lots of layering products might help you to get a longer-lasting hold.
Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Volumized Hair
Opposite from Heather Jennifer likes her hair to be styled inwards. To get the same extra volume to your hair use a large round brush and create the inward curls. Set them with a finishing spray and once it’s dry, brush them through with a loose comb. Backcomb the hair length to get bigger waves.
Kersten Dunst’s Sleek Ponytail
Texturized ponytails and buns with long side bangs are still a hit 20 years later. This cute and relaxed style looks stylish enough to wear to any event. Moreover, it will bring all the attention to your face and extra-long face-framing ‘tendril’ bangs will add length to the oval and round faces.