14 Curly Hairstyles for a ’90s Fashion Mood
Forget the new 20’s rant. Everything 90’s is back, baby, from dresses to sweatshirts to curls. Girls like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Ciara, Hailey Bieber, Dua Lipa and Jennifer Lopez captured the mood of the late 90s/early 2000s by finishing their hair with those unmistakable curls.
Whether it’s thick or thin, completely straight 90’s hair, or fluffy and textured curls, there are many ways to customize a curly look. And don’t forget the choice of hairstyles. Curly hair, semi-curly hair, and even when the hair is fully down, curly hair can be styled in true 90’s style.
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When it comes to mastering the right turnaround, hairstylist and Evo creative team/educator Nicole Kae says, “Modern curls are slightly different.” “Today’s curls are softer, less greasy and usually less ‘hairspray-like,'” she explains. Choosing the right product to support this ‘effortless’ look is key.”
Also, be light-hearted when using the product. She recommends using Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo, $25, or Evo Haze Styling Powder, $35, sprayed around the mouth for finished curls. Once you’ve sprayed, run your fingers through to get the right amount of texture.
Those with frizzy hair should strive for natural definition in their strands without over-saturating the hair with products to avoid greasy situations.
Curved hair tails.
Is there a longer length, and Kae suggests using a straightener or a straightening rod to add a bit of curvature at the cheekbones to make the hair look less exaggerated. Just be careful not to flat iron it too much.90s curls were pulled to within an inch of each other, resulting in a greasy condition late in life, Kae says. And now that we’ve graduated, it’s safe to say that it’s effortlessly more flowing and curly.
Consider face shape.
If you were a curly hair lover in your hair heyday, Kae suggests you think about your face shape this time.” In the 90’s nothing mattered, I remember wearing curls in school – I had really long hair, but I still dragged out those curls. In retrospect, it wasn’t my best work,” she said. And we know she is not alone.
Kae continues, “If you have a long face and your hair is long around your face, then you should do a curved look to soften it, or have your stylist give you a smaller face.” Disclaimer: Do not try this at home. A few short layers add some width to the longer oval face, creating a sense of balance.
On a round face, curly hair can create a flattening, elongated effect. In addition, they can soften the lines of a square face. Everyone is a winner.
And in the absence of time, curly hair can make anyone look pulled together. Braid your hair into a messy bun or ponytail and just make two strands. Score!
Are you a ’90s girl? Then do it like Bella Hadid, with a super bun, flat curls and an equally straight half bun.
Hair extensions and back extensions
Braids are excellent for curly hairstyles because they have become neat parts. Pulling your braids up – skipping the two long strands – is a great hack to draw attention to your gorgeous smile.
Worried about curly hair that ends up looking like saggy dog ears? A textured face shape for an elevated effect and a thoroughly modern look.
Half up, half down.
Remember: hair tails don’t have to go with a bun, and Ciara opted for a modern twist with a half bun.
Tie a turban.
Breathe new life into the tiara trend by leaving two large sections of hair around your face and separating the rest with a hair band. If it’s metallic, it’s even better.
Add a touch of texture to thick, face-length hair. The soft tails complement the loose bun. Just look at Hailey Bieber’s gorgeous look.
It’s time for texture.
Straight hair has the pinnacle of the 90’s, but adding some bedhead texture to the facial strands can create a romantic modern look. This beautiful look is also a reminder that people with wavy curls don’t need to automatically pick up a flat iron.
Soft and textured hair
No need to trim long, long ends of hair. The long ends of the hair are gently separated from the uncoiled bun for a romantic effect.
Add a bow.
Calling all hair lovers. When you want to make a soft bun extra fancy, add wavy curls to the front and a big black bow to the back.
Not all curls.
Soften a sleek bun and pair it with two curls for a more textured look. Like Jennifer Lopez, curl the ends of your hair into a 90’s style.
Tiny hair tails.
Try other touches with curls, like tying a few small textured strands around your face and pulling the rest of your hair back into a bun or ponytail. Add a few tiny braids to give your hair more texture.
Ashley Graham’s bedside ponytail, tied back with curly, textured hair, is a good illustration of nostalgia meets modernity.
We have big 90’s curls and super straight curls, but for a change. Try to part your hair from in front of your ears. This creates a completely different effect.
1990s through 1980s
This wavy half bun with bold curls has a bit of an 80’s feel to it and a bit of a 90’s feel to it……… Definitely a big hit in 2020. The tease and bun are optional, but we suggest you try the full bun.