In the fashion and beauty world, old trends are constantly being reborn and re-invented, and that is most definitely the case with the 90s hair clip trend. Take a look at these super cute ways to use your old 90s hair clips to create some totally awesome new hairstyles!
1) The Pigtail- Clip Combo
This ‘do is incredibly 90s, but with a super modern twist. This style takes a classic half-up half-down and adds a playful element to it by using pigtails instead of just one ponytail in the middle of your head. To get this look, start by parting your hair down the center. Next, take your comb and divide a smaller section of hair from one side of your part. Use the arch of your eyebrow as a guide to where to start sectioning your hair. Gather up the section of hair you just separated, and use a small elastic to create a small ponytail towards the middle of your crown. Repeat this process on the other side of your middle part. Make sure both your pigtails are situated at the same point on your head! Take two large clips in the color and style of your choosing and clip them into your hair in front of each pigtail. Pull out some wispy pieces in front to complete the look and lock it down with some hairspray!
2) The Classy Clip-Back
This look is much more sleek, and more mature. This is a great way to add a little extra something to a work ensemble, but it also makes for a sexy look to wear out! To achieve this look, part your hair down the middle. To make a perfect middle part, take your comb and line it up with your nose. Slide the comb up and into your hair to help you create a perfectly centered part. Next, pick a side of your head to add the clips into. Smooth back the hair in front of your ear, and secure it with bobby pins. The bobby pins will hold your hair into place underneath the larger clips. Once you have achieved the level of sleekness you desire, pick out three large clips. Work each clip into your hair, making sure to clip away from your face. Separate the clips as much or as little as you like until you are happy with the final product!
3) Dress Up Your Top Knot
To bring your top knot to the next level, add some killer clips to the look! Start out by gathering all of your hair into a messy ponytail at the center of your head. Secure your ponytail with an elastic. Next, twist your ponytail until it creates something that resembles a rope. Take your hair and wrap it around the elastic securing your ponytail. Pin the hair into place using bobby pins, and then use your thumb and index finger to pull your hair away from the center of the bun to create a fuller knot. Spray down any fly-aways, and pin any stray pieces. Use as many clips as you like, and place them anywhere! They look especially cute placed below the bun on the back of your head, or on the side of your head just above your ear. The clips will add some fun dimension, and they’re a great and quick way to spice up a hairstyle you probably already rock once or twice a week!
4) Blast From The Past
This next look could have been ripped straight out of a 90s magazine. All the big teen stars of the day rocked this look at some point, and we are HERE for it! To achieve this look, start by creating messy waves with your curling iron. To achieve waves, the bigger the barrel the better! Add some mousse for a little extra texture. Next, create a middle part. Start by working on one side of the part, and create two smaller parts. Use a clip or two to define each part, and then do the same on the opposite side. You can gather your hair into a mid-pony, or just leave it down!
5) Make Your Middle Part Pop
This look could not be more simple, but the final look is clean and sleek and perfect for just about any occasion! This look is stunning on any type of hair, but it looks especially spectacular in straight hair, so begin this look by using your flat iron to straighten your hair. To keep from damaging your hair, use a heat protectant and a leave-in conditioner every time you apply direct heat to your hair. This will help prevent breakage and minimize split ends! Next, create a middle part. Smooth the top of your hair with an anti-frizz cream to keep this look sleek and shiny all day. Next, tuck a section of your hair behind your ears on both sides of your head. If you want a little extra assurance, use smaller bobby pins to keep the hair in place. Take the rest of your hair and let it fall in front of the hair you just pinned back. Take two hair clips and secure them on each side of your part, angled away from your face!
6) Big Beautiful Butterflies
This look is elegant and classy, and it makes for a perfect date-night ‘do. It’s a little difficult to achieve on your own, so you might want to enlist the help of some friends for this one! First, curl your hair with a large barrel to create big curls. Next, take small sextons of hair from the front of your head and pull them backwards, starting at your temples and working your way down with each section. Secure the sections with butterfly clips. Lightly lift and pull each section to create volume, and finish off the look with some extra-hold hairspray. In no time, you’ll have the perfect whimsical, sexy look for any formal occasion!