The 90s were famous for all things beauty! Whether it's the brick-red lip, the glitter eyes, or even the numerous hairstyles, this decade threw the best (and the worst) styles the beauty world had ever seen. And while there are some trends we'd love to erase from our memories (hello, thin worm-like eyebrows), some trends stayed true to their fame and held a special candle in everyone's hearts. Amongst the latter are a plethora of haircuts and hairstyles that we haven't gotten enough of. While history does repeat itself, we also learn from our mistakes and make it better. Similarly, our curation of the 90s hairstyles making a comeback are literally an amalgamation of the old with the new. Scroll down to see which hairstyles made the cut and how to own them in this gen-z era.
#1 - The Rachel-Inspired Look
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Did someone say âRachelâ from FRIENDS? Well, this famous haircut was the ultimate go-to for many women in the 90s. The choppy layers and voluminous style brought a sense of edginess to the once safe-playing decade. If you've got a layered hair cut, then amp it up by styling it the same way with this modern-take on a very, very classic hairstyle.
- Step 1: Apply Livon Damage Protect Serum to your damp hair. Divide your layers into three sections-and start blow-drying each of the lower sections, so that the curls sit inwards.
- Step 2: Repeat for each section, until you reach the top layer.
- Step 3: Once you've reached the top layer, centre-part your hair, and begin to blow-dry the ends facing inwards. This includes your fringe or curtain bangs.
- Step 4: Run your fingers through your hair and the crown area to fluff up and volumise it. Feel free to backcomb and lightly tease a small section of your crown, to lift your hair a little. This tip is great for hair that tends to fall flat easily.
#2 - The Flip Out
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This hairstyle has stood the test of time-from the 60s to the 90s, it seemed to make a comeback, stronger and more stylish than its predecessor. From the likes of Audrey Hepburn to Sophia Loren, here's how you too can recreate this hairstyle.
- Apply some Livon Damage Protect Serum to your hair. Then divide your hair into sections.
- Step 2: Start by blow-drying your bottom layer, make sure to curl your hair outwards.
- Step 3: Go over the same section with hair straighteners-but stop the moment you reach the start of the curl. Repeat the same for other sections.
- Step 4: Comb your hair and part it to one side. Tug the larger section over your forehead and smoothen it out using a fine-toothed-comb. Feel free to pin it or accessorise it with a barrette.
- Step 5: Finish off by combing the other side, so that it sits down neatly.
#3 - A Touch Of Braids
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Throwback to the 'Barbie Girl' era where braids made it big! This trendy hairstyle wasn't just a hit in the 90s-it also spread its beautiful wings into the early 2000s too. You can recreate this style on various hair types too and doesn't necessarily need to be styled to perfection-even a messy mane would do!
- Step 1: Brush your hair out, like you would on any normal day and centre part it.
- Step 2: Take a small section of hair on one side in the front and tie it into a mini ponytail. Secure with a very fine hair-tie. Tug it to tighten it even further.
- Step 3: Start braiding the ponytailinto a tight and tiny braid. Go all the way till the end of your hair and secure it with a hair-tie.
- Step 4: Repeat the same on the other side.
- Step 5: Gently tug open the braids to loosen them out a little. Run your fingers through your hair and ruffle it up a little, for a messier effect.
- Step 6: Finish off by applying Livon Anti-Frizz Serum on the front section and crown area. This'll help neaten the hairline and keep tabs on the frizz.
# 4 - Double Space Buns With Scrunchies
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Think 'Oops I Did It Again' meets millennial-Gen-Z'ers-this hairstyle has and will always be a 90s favourite. Throw in some trendy scrunchies and clips, and you've got yourself a cute hairdo that immediately turns heads.
- Step 1: Start by brushing your hair and part it right down in the middle.
- Step 2: Using the end of a fish-tail comb, pull out a few strands of hair in the front of your face. Leave these strands untouched.
- Step 3: Now, middle-part your hair and take the left section and pull it into a high ponytail. Secure this with a hair-tie.
- Step 4: Twist the ponytail and wrap it into a bun. Make sure to secure it with fine hair-ties and bobby pins.
- Step 5: Take a large colourful scrunchie and wrap it around your perfectly secured space bun.
- Step 6: Repeat on the right side.
#PROTIP: If you want to add a little flare to your look, create soft waves to the loose hair that falls in front. Clip on a few butterfly clips near the roots, around the loose hair to give it that extra 90s vibe.