Why you should care

You’ve turned your back on pigtails and scrunchies but they haven’t turned their backs on you.

If you think your space buns are totally fresh ideas, think again. Some of the hair trends you see today were borrowed from your childhood.

Which ones of these are your everlasting favs?


Who can forget “Hit Me Baby One More Time”? Admit it, you probably copied the look back in the day.

Britney spears pigtails

SOURCE: womansday.com.au

We couldn’t think of a better parallel of the 2010’s than Kylie Jenner’s rainbow-coloured dutch braids. Modern update, much?

kylie jenner pigtail braids

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Hands up if you had an unhealthy addiction to scrunchies.

90s hair scrunchie

SOURCE: elle.com

The jury’s still out on whether this trend is back, but we’re definitely seeing it around – in updated patterns like gingham, and more appealing shapes like bows.

Scrunchie hair

SOURCE: twistmepretty.com

Space Buns

The 90s knew this as Princess Leia buns, as seen here on Brandy, another icon from that decade.

princess leia bun 90s

SOURCE: thedailybeast.com

The space buns we know today are different – usually messier or in a half-up style, like this Ariana Grande look.

ariana grande double bunsBob & Bang Combo

We’ve all had this hairstyle at some point in our childhood because it mattered less to our parents what hairstyle suited our face, than what was easy to maintain – the bob with bangs!

Suri cruise

SOURCE: celebritybabyscoop.com

Then in 2016, Taylor Swift sported a tousled, layered, and platinum blonde version, effectively one-upping 6-year old us.

Taylor swift short hair

SOURCE: etonline.com

Mini Braids

Remember tying mini braids in your hair?

90s braids

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Well, braided accents are still a thing, only edgier. Check out these close-to-the-scalp mini braids on Cara Delevigne and Sarah Hyland.

Mini braided accent

SOURCE: L: louloumagazine.com; R: teenvogue.com

Long, Straight Hair

Long, straight hair was the coveted look of many 90s teens. We wanted Jeniffer Love Hewitt’s slick, long locks.

Jeniffer love Hewitt 90s

SOURCE: boomsbeat.com

The look is still favoured, especially with its upgraded slicked back look as seen on Kendall Jenner.

Kendall jenner slicked back hair

SOURCE: eonline.com


The one thing hip hop and pop stars agreed on when you were growing up: bandanas.

90s Christina Aguilera

SOURCE: fivehundreddaysofstyle.blogspot.my

Whether you wear it with your hair up or down, bandana these days are folded thinner, mimicking headbands.

bandana hair

SOURCE: vogue.com

Flower Accessories

Flower hair accessories were as popular then as they are now…

Drew Barrymore 90s

SOURCE: buzzfeed.com

…only better! We’ve updated the look with flower crowns and for an extra modern touch, metal!

flower crown

SOURCE: apracticalwedding.com

Cover image from gunhildkristiansen.com.

Why you should care

You’ve turned your back on pigtails and scrunchies but they haven’t turned their backs on you.

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