There was a time not too long ago when the coolest hairstyle you could possibly rock was your hair pulled back into a ponytail or bun with two tiny pieces pulled out in the front. This was the look of the ’90s, and then it went out of style. Fast forward more than 2o years later, and the tiny tendril hair trend is coming back in a big way for spring 2020. The hairstyle has already been spotted on fashion girls like Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber, so it’s only a matter of time before everyone is rocking it—Cue the ’90s flashbacks.
The best part of this hair trend is it’s shockingly simple to do, it only requires two steps to complete. First, start by pulling all of your hair back into a ponytail or bun at whatever height feels comfortable for you—both low and high look equally cool—and secure it with a hair tie. You can also use a large alligator clip if you want to make it feel really ’90s. Then, pull just a few of the shorter front pieces of your hair out creating a bit of fringe to frame your face. That’s it, you’re done! To make sure your hair stays in place you can set it with a bit of hairspray. Products like Bumble & Bumble’s Spray de Mode and Amika’s Fluxus Touchable Hairspray are great options to give you flexible hold that will move with you but won’t fall out.
Photo: Bella Hadid
This throwback hairstyle can be worn with just about any outfit, anytime of day or night. It’s perfect for a casual jeans-and-t-shirt outfit during the day, or a fun party dress for a night out. You can also really lean into the ’90s style by pairing this hair trend with pieces like a slip dress or loose jeans and tons of gold jewelry. Whatever you choose to pair it with, this hairstyle keeps your hair off your shoulders and away from your face, but thanks to the loose pieces in the front it will never feel too stiff or uptight—It adds a playful attitude to any look.
Photo: Cass Dimicco
Coat: Saks Potts
Photo: Hailey Bieber
What do you think about the ’90s tendril trend? Will you be trying it this spring?
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