’90s And Early 2000 Hairstyle Trends From Elementary School To Middle School That You Used To Love

Being a ’90s kid came with keeping up with the fashion trends that, in hindsight, aren’t as hip and cool as we thought they were at the time. Even so, I thought I was the hippest, most coolest when I followed these trends, especially when it came to styling my hair. Here’s a timeline from the 90’s to the early 2000’s of what these hairstyle trends looked like.

Maybe some of these will be familiar to you.

It all started when you were a ’90s baby and your mom was convinced that these headbands were the cutest thing in the world.

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The bows are bigger than my head. Why would you do this to me mom??? ?

Then came elementary school and all of your homegirls would strut into class rocking these hair twisties.

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If you were super cool, then each week you would have a different color of rubber bands.

But of course the hair twisties wouldn’t be complete without a few butterfly clips.

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I remember these suckers would hurt my head.

Also trending in the 90’s, were these summer break trensitas.

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If you ever happened to be visiting Mexico or other beachy places during the summer, you would pay the trensita lady to fix you up with a badass hairdo.

But if you weren’t rocking trensitas, then you were busting hair flips with your colitas.

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Often these pigtails were joined by hair ribbon or colorful hair ties.

Another ’90s hairstyle hit was the zig-zag hair part.

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You had to make sure those zig-zag lines were precise or else you would have to start all over.

As for zig-zag hair accessories, every girl by middle school  in the early 2000’s owned one of these.

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The only downside about these was that your hair would get tangled between the zig zags of the headband by the end of the day.

A hairstyle trend your parents probably hated because of the big mess it made was colorful hairspray paint.

#CrazyHairDay #AES #cupcakehairstyle #braids #pigtails #hairspraypaint #coolness

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I owned every color and my mom was not happy about what it did to my pillowcases.

Even messier were these bottles of hair glitter spray paint that had you looking like stardust Tinkerbell.

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THESE WERE MY FAVORITE.

Another trend in the early 2000’s were these fat a** hair scrunchies.

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These are the mom of all scrunchies.

And of course, the end of your ’90’s through 2000’s childhood era wouldn’t be complete without these long, side bangs.

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Zebra phone case on fleek. ✨

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