Celebs Have Made These '90s Hairstyles Cool Again — Here's How to Wear Them

Yes, the styles you rocked in middle school are back in style. Here, experts share how to give yourself the '90s hair treatment.

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As you get back into the social hustle, you're probably looking to ramp up your beauty efforts. Trending big among celebs: the bold styles of the '90s. Here, pro hairstylists break down how to create their go-to, sporty '90s hair looks, which are perfect for festive nights or busy-day action.

Kendall Jenner's Bubble Pony

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"Kendall Jenner is super glam here, but '90s hairstyles really lend themselves to a casual vibe," says Nunzio Saviano, a hairstylist in New York and a Shape Brain Trust member. Add one or two bubbles for a workout look: Create a ponytail, secure, then place a new hair tie every few inches, gently sliding each band up a bit to form a "bubble," says Saviano. (

Yara Shahidi's Buns

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"Hairstyles of the '90s were more playful than we've seen in the last several years," says Ryan Trygstad, a hairstylist in New York. Take this Spice Girls–esque throw-back, which works well on all hair types. Start with a flexible gel to make hair pliable, then grab small sections and secure with elastics. There are no rules for sectioning — make as few or as many as you like. Maybe try a zigzag part. Then twist each section, wrap into a bun, and hold with another elastic to complete the '90s hair look, says Trygstad.

Saoirse Ronan's Accessories

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"This decade was all about being expressive and unique with your style," says Trygstad. And '90s hair accessories, from plastic claws (Buy It, $7, amazon.com) and butterflies (Buy It, $10, amazon.com) to fancy gem pins (Buy It, $10, etsy.com), do just that. They're also the ideal pairing for your post-summer bangs and layers as they enter the grow-out phase, and they're great at making the athleisure we love look more dressed up.

Dua Lipa's Panels

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No It-girl '90s hairstyle was complete without a few tendrils along the hairline. "They used to be worn curly," says Trygstad, "but straight and chunky feels more of the moment." Twist your hair up, leaving out a few face-framing pieces, then flat iron them. "These sections frame the face and create a faux bob effect, making it seem as if you got a haircut," he says.

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