Edgy 90s Hairstyles
The 90’s brought us hunky boy bands, Pogs, Pokemon, Tamogotchi, choker necklaces, and basically every other thing that has at some point brought joy to your life. Another thing we can credit the 90’s with? Some pretty badass hairstyles.
Sure, you might not feel particularly comfortable reliving those butterfly-clipped memories, but what about all of the other edgy 90’s hairstyles that were once considered to be trendy? Here are some of our favorites.
The Half-Up, Half-Down
Anyone who loved Dawson’s Creek has at one point in time experimented with this ‘half-up, half-down’ hair style from the 90’s. While we may never be able to truly compete with Katie Holmes, we can certainly showcase our appreciation by copying her hair. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all, right?
Another example of a hairstyle inspired by a person from the 90’s we idolized with everything we had, the Rachel. The Rachel is famously known as the hairstyle showcased by Rachel from Friends. This iconic, layered, shoulder-length hair cut was coveted by women everywhere and featured choppy layers that framed the face of the wearer.
The Center Part
To this day, I still don’t feel completely confident rocking a center part as I get nightmarish flashbacks to my elementary school days in the 90’s. The center part, however, was incredibly trendy throughout the 90’s and has since made a comeback in the later 2000’s. Who knew something from the 90’s could look so high-fashioned!?
We can thank Baby Spice for introducing us to the ‘space bun’ look of the 90’s. With two pigtails placed high on the head and twisted and pinned into small buns, this look was one of Baby Spice’s most iconic.
Every person who lived through the 1990s is guilty of at one point trying the look that involved two loose strands of hair on either side of their face. Why the loose strands of hair? We’ll never be able to say for sure.
Pigtails were all the rage in the 90s. Britney Spears had us hooked with her braided piggies from her Baby One More Time video, and variations of the look worn by Baby Spice had us dying to try them for ourselves.
Layered, spiky hair was popular for both girls and boys of the 90s. Whether your hair was long or short, chances are you didn’t escape this trend. While boys spiked their frost-tipped hair, girls often exhibited the spikes in a different way, either through spiky ponytails or defined, gelled layers.
Our personal favorite hair trend from the 90s would have to be crimping. Many are 100% guilty of reppin’ a full head of crimped hair, and we love that crimping has made a comeback in the 2000s in a more discreet, stylish way. Thank you fashion Gods!
These are our favorite edgy hairstyles from the 90s. Which ones are you guilty of rocking? Let us know with a comment below!