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90s Hair Accessories You Thought You Laid to Rest are Trending Again

Let me see you accessorize like they did back in the day.

Get ready for the best hair accessory news, and you might need to sit down for this one. 90s hair accessories are officially in for the season, and you now have the green light to be as nostalgic and on-trend as you want! For those who didn’t experience the trends, prepare yourself for clips, blingy barrettes, bandanas, and experimenting with your hair part (think zig-zags). If you loved these trends a few decades ago, then you now have permission to resurrect your fave 90s hair accessories and wear them to your heart’s content. Check out some of our fave styles that we’ve already seen hit the streets:

90s Hair Accessories are Trending Again and We’re Here for the Revival Tour

1. Banana Clips

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The banana clip made chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Banana clips are back and better than ever! We love how these clips create a range of hairstyles. Whether you’re in a rush, are already at work, need to get your hair out of your face, or are going for a sleek, polished look, banana grips have got your back. Dress this accessory with some TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Gel to slick your hair back. Secure your updo with the banana grip, and you’re ready to go.

2. Barrettes

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Go for the intense horizontal barrette clip to amp up your style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Keep it casual-chic with some simple barrettes. This is one of our fave 90s hair accessories because you can create so many styles. One of the chicest ways we’ve seen is a horizontal clip toward the top of your head. This look creates an intense frame for your face and completely keeps your hair out of the way. Make sure when you put your barrettes in that your hair is neat and smooth on top to give it a sophisticated look. Finish by giving the rest of your strands some texture with TRESemmé One Step Volume 5-in-1 Volumizing Mist.

3. Zig-Zag Headband

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Nothing says the 90s like a zig-zag headband! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Is there anything more iconic and representative of 90s hair accessories than the zig-zag headband? This accessory instantly gives your hair texture and that permanent “comb-stroke” effect. If you wear this headband with an updo, you might as well nourish your strands, right? Add some For Every Hair Type Revitalizing Hair Oil to the ends of your strands to keep them hydrated and frizz-free.

4. Statement Scrunchies

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High ponytail with a bright scrunchie. Photo credit: Pexels.com

Oversized or colorful elastic scrunchies gain popularity because they can easily turn your bun or ponytail into a stylish updo. Colorful hair ties aren’t childish, for example, you can add them to a trendy bubble ponytail.

5. Claw Clips

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Claw clips don’t damage your hair. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

Claw clips had triumphal return, and for a reason. They are comfortable, not damaging your hair, and useful for variety updo or half up half down hairstyles. Just twist your hair, secure with a claw clip, then use a finishing spray to get rid of frizziness.

6. Head Scarves and Headbands

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Trendy must-have for summer season. Photo credit: Unsplash.com

A silky, cotton or elastic headscarf or a headband is a simple way to use trendy 90s hair accessories, but also protect your hair from sun exposure. Not to mention, these accessories also help to mask greasy roots, add extra volume, ad keep your strands out of your face.

7. Snap Clips and Decorated Bobby Pins

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Easy trendy hairstyles with snap clips. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

Snap clips and decorated bobby pins may remind you of your childhood. But at the same time, these accessories are trendy right now. All you need is to blow dry your hair, smooth it down, place your clips, then add a finishing spray for extra hold.


To get rid of frizz and keep your hairstyle in place, try TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hair Spray with fast-drying and humidity-resistant formula that keeps flyaways at bay for hours.

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