’90s party hairstyles that can still be worn today

Leona | 30 November 2018
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The ATH team are giving a nod to the ’90s with some of our fave party hairstyles…

We’ve already seen the ’90s revival sweep our social media, the high-street and become the go-to look on some of our fave hair idols – we’re looking at you Bella Hadid. So, what better way to channel the decade this party season than with some ’90s party hairstyle inspiration?

If you want a trip down memory lane, keep scrolling to see all our fave party looks from the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Drew Barrymore to the original supermodel elite, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. What are you waiting for?



’90s party hairstyles that look just as good today



 

Christy Turlington with brown hair in side parted updo wearing yellow sunglasses and yellow dress.
Supermodel chic. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Christy Turlington’s chic updo

Nailing the off-duty model look, Christy Turlington looks picture-perfect with her medium brown hair in a side-parted updo.

Style tip: Add a statement hair accessory for a modern update.

Naomi Campbell with medium length long bob with curled under ends wearing a black and white dress in the '90s
Update your long bob with curled under ends à la Naomi. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Naomi Campbell’s curled under bob

Naomi knows the power of a perfect hairstyle and this curled under bob is our fave from her ’90s party style file.

TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist

Editor’s tip: Use a heat protecting spray to prep your hair before heat styling. We recommend spritzing TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist evenly over damp hair and combing through before blow-drying or using a hair straightener.

Gwyneth Paltrow with natural blonde bob length hair in side parting.
Will Gwyneth Paltrow’s bob be your next party hairstyle? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Gwyneth Paltrow’s effortless bob

Gwyneth Paltrow’s ’90s bob could be mistaken for the latest haircut trending on all our Pinterest boards.

The air-dried finish and curled ends give Gwyneth’s hair extra body and movement.

Mariah Carey with long dark blonde highlighted naturally curly half-up, half-down hairstyle wearing a pink and gold party dress.
We are obsessed with Mariah’s natural curls. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Mariah Carey’s half-up, half-down

Mariah Carey’s natural curls are like a trip down memory lane. With her enviable long hair styled in an effortless half-up, half-down style and thigh slit dress, we think this is the perfect head to toe look for the party season.

Sarah Jessica Parker with straight long blonde highlighted hair tucked behind her ears wearing a strapless dress.
Long straight strands will have you feeling like a ’90s star. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Sarah Jessica Parker’s straight and sleek layers

Straight and sleek styles are just as loved today as they were in the ’90s, and when it comes to going out hairstyles, they’re always top of the list.

VO5 Flyaway Touch-Up Wand

Editor’s tip: Want to keep flyaways at bay? We suggest keeping the VO5 Flyaway Touch-Up Wand in your handbag or at your desk for emergencies.

Kate Moss with natural blonde medium length hair in side parting in the '90s.
Carefree hair was Kate’s go-to look off the runway. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Kate Moss’ side-swept style

Anyone else getting serious Kaia Gerber vibes from this side-parted style?

The key to this look is to part your hair down the side after washing and allow your hair to air-dry to achieve natural texture and movement. Team with a leather jacket for a ’90s grunge kid finish.

Jennifer Aniston with golden blonde highlighted hair in updo with butterfly clips in the '90s.
It’s another hair hit for Jennifer Aniston. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jennifer Aniston’s butterfly updo

Butterfly clips were HUGE in the ’90s with stars like Jennifer Aniston and Kirsten Dunst often wearing theirs on the red carpet.

Style tip: Not keen on the butterflies? Get in on the ’90s trend with statement slides or snap clips.

Emma Bunton with blonde hair in braided space buns with parted fringe wearing a black fur jacket.
Spice up your style with space buns. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Emma Bunton’s space buns

How can we not include the ’90s queen Emma Bunton? Her array of fun hairstyles including this braided space buns style are still the go-to look for plenty of party occasions – think festivals and beach parties.

Drew Barrymore with a short blonde bob with flicked out ends wearing a choker and black little black dress.
Flick out the ends of your bob for the ’90s finish. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Drew Barrymore’s flicked out bob

If you’re looking for ’90s hair inspiration, you can always turn to Drew Barrymore.

The brows and choker with the platinum blonde hair and flipped out ends are bringing up all kinds of teenage memories.

Jennifer Lopez with straight brown highlighted hair in side parted low ponytail updo in the '90s.
Is there any hairstyle JLo can’t wear? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jennifer Lopez’ low ponytail

While the popularity of the middle parting might be linked to the Kardashians today, the side parting is synonymous with the ’90s.

Stella McCartney with dark blonde wet look beach wave sin the '90s wearing a black v neck top.
Wet look waves worthy of any beach party. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Stella McCartney’s beach waves

Lover of beach waves but want to give your tresses a ’90s makeover? Reach for your fave hair oil to give your tresses a glossy wet look sheen.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: Get beach-worthy hair without stepping foot on the beach with the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. Spray evenly over damp or dry hair to create rough texture and tousled waves.

 

 

 

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