Popular 90s Hairstyles Black Women

In retrospect, many of the most iconic haircuts for women of color were pioneered in the 1990s. It is not hard to see why ’90s Black women’s hairstyles are so popular among fashionistas, as many of them work equally well with short, medium, and long hair.

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Most famous 90s Hairstyles Black Women

You’ve found the proper place if you’re open to a bit of a stylistic retrograde. Keep reading to see 15 of the most memorable 90s hairstyles for black women.

1. Finger Waves

90s Hairstyles Black Women Our favorite things about it are: Among the many Black hairstyles popular in the 1990s, finger waves have stood the test of time. They feature an S-shape that makes a statement and is a great option for women with short hair who want to channel an old Hollywood glamour image.

Getting the appearance is simple; you probably already have the materials on hand. Applying the Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo and the Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Seal Conditioner to wet hair is the first step. After drying your hair thoroughly, apply a generous amount of hair mousse, such as L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse, to your strands.

Make a deep side part with a rattail comb, then comb your hair down. Begin the S-shape with a comb directly below your portion. You should do the same on the other side, and then allow your hair dry naturally.

2. Short Pixie Cut

90s Black women’s hairstyles Our favorite things about it are Pixie cuts, which are short and choppy, are a great way to draw attention to your eyes and face. You may adjust the size and shape to your liking by changing the length and angle.

How to achieve the look Having a professional hairstylist cut a pixie haircut is preferable if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself. The pixie cut is a popular choice, but it’s important to get it done in a way that complements your face. Don’t forget to bring a picture to use as a reference; there are plenty of famous people from the 90s who can serve as role models.

3. Sleek Strands with Swooped Bangs

90s Hairstyles Black Women Our favorite things about it are: The swooping bangs and sleek strands combination is a timeless fashion that evokes the ’90s.

To get this style, suggest to your stylist that she trim your fringe at an oblique angle. To complete the effect, your bangs should cover one eye.

4. Mushroom Cut

90s Black women’s hairstyles Our favorite things about it are: You can get great movement out of your hair with this R&B-diva-inspired style. It’s a timeless ’90s style that works for a wide range of facial structures.

It’s best to trust your stylist with this one and let them do anything they want with your hair.

5. Jumbo Box Braids

90s Hairstyles Black Women Our favorite things about it are: The sleek appearance of jumbo box braids may be yours in a fraction of the time spent in the salon (versus average size box braids).

Jumbo box braids can be done at home or by a professional stylist. If you’re pursuing the do-it-yourself approach, after washing, conditioning, and drying your hair, divide it into three sections, each about an inch wide.

If you want to braid your hair, take a section of braiding hair, and divide it in half with a loop at the top. Then, wrap the top loop of braiding hair around your hair’s base, and begin braiding, working the two sections of braiding hair into your own hair as you go.

6. Micro Braids

’90s Black women’s hairstyles Our favorite things about it are: When done properly, micro braids can be fashioned in the same ways as your own hair. You may get a lush, voluminous look with lots of movement by using small, thin braids.

The method for achieving the style is the same for both box braids and micro braids, albeit the latter requires a trip to the salon due to their miniature size. Be aware that if your braids are fitted too firmly, you may encounter breakage with this style; therefore, instruct your stylist to use a relaxed hand.

7. Sock Bun with Baby Hairs

90s Black women’s hairstyles We adore the sock bun with baby hair because it is a timeless updo that always looks chic and put together. The two pieces work well together to conceal your hair and give you an extra dose of style.

Methods for Achieving the Look on Your Own To construct a sock bun, gather your hair into a sleek ponytail, then use the sock bun maker to drag the length of your ponytail through the sock’s center. Reposition the sock so that the ends of your ponytail are tucked into it.

To wear the bun down the ponytail, turn it inside out. Use a bobby pin to secure any wayward hairs. Using an edge brush and a dime-sized amount of hair gel, such as L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Mega Gel, curl the baby’s hair in the direction of your hairline. Set your hairstyle by wrapping a silk scarf around it for a few minutes.

8. Silk Press

1990s Black women’s hairstyles We adore the silk press because it is a natural hairstyle that adds movement, body, and shine to your locks. The classic press and curl style is replaced by this one, which uses less heat.

Get the look by blow-drying clean hair after applying a heat protectant, such as L’Oréal Paris Ever Pure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer. To get the most out of each pass, start flat ironing your hair as close to the root as possible and work your way out. Repeat on additional 1-inch sections of hair, moving the flat iron over each one until the hair is as smooth as silk.

9. Bantu Knots

’90s Black women’s hairstyles Bantu knots are an enviable protective style that let you flaunt cute little buns all over your head.

How to Achieve the Style: Create a one- to two-inch-long segment of hair and twist it from the base to the tip; the hair will begin to twist in on itself. Secure the part with an elastic by twisting it tightly around itself to make a mini bun.

10. Spiral Curls

Why we adore it:

90s Hairstyles Black Women Spiral curls give your hair volume and definition while also highlighting your natural texture.

How to Achieve the Style:

After using a heat protectant, curl your hair using a small-barreled curling iron. Hold the curling iron approximately half an inch from the root and curl a one-inch portion of hair at a time. Apply L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold & Volume Hairspray to the finished curls and then spray the rest of your hair.

11. Buzz Cut

90s Black women’s hairstyles Our favorite things about it are: The ultimate in low-effort hairstyles is a buzz cut. This look is effortlessly gorgeous, and it won’t take you forever to get ready in the morning.

To achieve this appearance, talk to your stylist about a drastic haircut and maybe even throw in some creative scalp design.

12. Jumbo Twist Pigtails

Why we’re crushing on it:

’90s Hairstyles Black Women This charming hairdo is simple to achieve, and the ’90s-inspired bobble barrettes take it to the next level.

Methods for Achieving the Look on Your Own Divide your hair vertically down the middle and pull one section up into a sleek ponytail. Then, split your ponytail in half and twist the two halves together until you reach the end. Afterward, you may put a hair tie or a bobble barrette through the ends to keep them in place, and a barrette through the top of your ponytail for added flair. Move on to the opposite side of your hair and do the same thing.

13. Pin-Curled Updo with Piecey Strands

Our favorite things about it are:

The pin-curled updo is the ideal technique to show off texture while yet keeping your hair out of your face. Adding hair extensions to a cut can make it look fuller and more defined. They give your hair a chic new look and make it easy to switch from day to night.

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