’90s Hair Accessories That Are Making a Comeback Right Now

September 23, 2022
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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The ’90s influence is holding strong on everything from makeup (think cool-toned smokey eyes and grunge brown lips) to popular hair trends. Even middle parts are starting to lose traction in favor of the signature swooshed ’90s side part. Take a look at some of our favorite nostalgic hairstyles below, featuring classic hair accessories like butterfly clips, headbands and the beloved scrunchie.

Star Clips

Why use regular bobby pins when you can use a festive star clip to hold your hair back? Style an assortment of clips for a star-studded look or just reach for one to secure your bangs out of your face and you’re done.


A casual updo isn’t complete without a scrunchie thrown into the mix. This simple ’90s accessory will elevate your messy bun, ponytail, braid or even just the wrist you wear it on.

Chunky Clips

Bigger is better when it comes to your hair clips. Extra style points if you pair them with chunky earrings.


Dirty hair? No problem! Headbands are the ’90s equivalent of today’s dry shampoo obsession. We suggest stocking up on different styles and patterns to match your outfits.

Hair Beads

Beaded braids aren’t new, but the ’90s saw an influx of the chunky plastic baubles. Transparent beads are versatile enough to match any outfit and hairstyle.

Rhinestone Clips

Rhinestone clips add a touch of glam to any hairstyle. Use them to accessorize an evening look or to balance out a ’90s-inspired grunge outfit.

Butterfly Clips

It wouldn’t be a ’90s hair trend roundup without butterfly clips. There are so many ways to wear this fun accessory, so don’t be afraid to experiment, whether you attach them to delicate twists or use them to create a half-up, half-down style.

Pearl Clips

It’s all in the details: Pearl clips are our favorite way to dress up a plain ponytail for a girly yet sophisticated touch.

Photo: @bridget_desgrange, Design: Juliana Campisi

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