READER’S CHOICE: Top Hairstyles of the 1990′s
We asked BANGSTYLE’s Facebook followers what were the most memorable celebrity hairstyles of the 1990′s, and they answered! Check out these blasts from the past!
The top choice for 90′s style by BANGSTYLE readers was none other than THE RACHEL, made popular by Jennifer Aniston. This cut was like the plague. It came, spread like wildfire and just wouldn’t die.
“It was a killer cause it lasted and lasted until finally people threw away their round brushes and broke out there beloved flat irons. Happy Days!” wrote Lisa Bremner in one of our Facebook polls.
The cut consists of round layers throughout the crown and square layers from the occipital to the nape of the neck. Throw in some volumizing spray and a round brush and you’re ready to go hang out in New Yorks most vibrant rent-controlled apartment with six of your closest Friends.
The Fresh Prince Flat Top
The three inch flat top that rocked the 90′s was donned by Fresh Prince star Will Smith.
Because the haircut is so short and quickly grows out of its precisely-cut shape, maintenance haircuts are required at least every few weeks,and many flattop wearers get haircuts as often as once a week. Though Smith’s look is a modernized version of the haircut, other famous men who dared to sport the look can be traced back to the turn of last century. Eduard Buchner, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1907 for his discovery of non-cellular fermentation, played an early role in the popularization of this hairstyle.
Comic book character J. Jonah Jameson is sometimes jokingly referred to as “Flattop” by Spider-Man.
The flattop also became the trademark of New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris who wore the haircut for most of his life.
The Kelly Bundy Bang-Flip
“Only dorks part their hair in the middle. The higher your flip, the cooler you’ll be” These words haunted me most of my pre-teen years. The Kelly Bundy Bang-flip worn by actress Christina Applegate would make most stylists of today cringe a the overly sprayed crunchiness of it all. This iconic Trailer Trash Princess look can be achieved by round brushing your fringe backwards towards the crown, then with a comb and the-biggest-bottle-of-Aqua-Net-you-can-find, brush and spray to desired height while combing to the side your part favors. (I suggest you DON’T try this at home.)
The Meg Ryan Shag
What’s not to love? Meg Ryan in possibly the cutest shag since, well…EVER! The queen of American romantic comedies in the 1990′s popularized this choppy ‘do which remains popular today. The look requires choppy yet defined layers and a messy part at front and center. This cut is easy to maintain and style, requiring just a bit of hair-balm and comb. “This cut is also popular for its quality of being flattering on nearly everyone, especially girls with oval faces. This cut tends to make young girls look fashionable, while still maintaining a fun, funky attitude.” writes Cam Middour for Short Choppy Hairstyles for Girls
My So Called “Lob”
The long, ginger bob that Claire Danes sported on My So Called Life as the character Angela Chase in the early 90′s caused quite the stir. Easy to maintain, this slightly beveled “lob” (long bob) had teenage girls chopping their manes and going for redder hues in hopes of looking more like the star. “In the first episode Angela dyes her hair from blond to red. It was this fire-engine red Manic Panic color and it looked like I’d committed murder every time I took a shower. ” Danes told Elle magazine. With the 90′s resurgence happening this fall- I can’t think of a better time to re-visit this look!
The Misfit Manes
Short and textured, cropped and black, mod, or long and straight– the cartoon cast of Daria defined hipster style before the word “hipster” was even cool. The hair of Daria, her best friend Jane, Jane’s brother Trent, and Quinn (Daria’s annoying sister) reflected their personalities. You can still see real-life versions of these haircuts that gave the 2-D characters the edge in you local coffee shops, record stores, and other places that artsy kids hang out.
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