When it comes to 90s beauty anything goes. We’re talking alien-inspired hair trends – we’re looking at you and your mini buns, Gwen Stefani – and eyebrows so thin they were basically drawn on with a sharpie. Yep the 90s were jam-packed with cringeworthy beauty trends that we’ll never ever forget, (mainly because our eyebrows never quite recovered), here are our all-time favourites…
1. Mini Buns
Even with antena-chic, alien-inspired hair, Gwen Stefani is still the coolest person EVER.
2. Super-Skinny Eyebrows
Oooh Kate Moss, even you couldn’t escape the skinny eyebrow trend.
3. Pineapple Ponytails
The Spice Girls have a lot to answer for, and we’re starting with the pineapple pony….
> The pineapple ponytail… This hairstyle gem speaks for itself
4. Blue Eyeshadow
The brighter and bolder the better. Plus if you were really cool, you took it all the way up to your eyebrows.
5. The Side Ponytail
Ok, this one may have started in the 80s but the badass side-pony saw us through the 90s too (and we’re oh-so grateful).
6. Zig-Zag Hair Parting
Zig-zag parting and choppy layers = HOT
7. Chunky Highlights
Everyone from Julia Stiles to Geri Halliwell rocked thick, streaks of contrasting colours. 10/10 for Geri for that face-framing action.
> Chunky highlights! Because stripy hair is awesome
8. The ‘Rachel’
Those two little words summed up an entire decade of hair. Jennifer Aniston, we love you, but that hair…
9. Diamante Tattoos
If you didn’t have a crystal tattoo – preferably a butterfly or heart – for the school disco you were letting everyone down (including yourself).
10. So. Much. Brown. Lipstick.
It was everywhere….
Those two tiny pieces of hair that made every single updo/ponytail 10x better. Teamed with some kohl eyeliner and a crucifix choker like Ms Moss and you could totally pretend you were Sarah from The Craft.
> Those two little pieces of hair were essential to every updo
12. Crimped Hair
Another 80s classic that kept us going through the 90s…
13. Spiky Hair
Victoria Beckham and Jessica Alba prove you can rock a spiky do’ no matter what your hair length. (Looking good VB
14. Accent Ponytails
When one ponytail just isn’t enough….
15. The Statement Sparkly Side-Clip
We’ll never get back the hours we spent in Claire’s Accessories trying to find the perfect hair clip….
> Ahhh the side hair clip, preferably with diamonds or in the shape of a butterfly