90s Hair Clips Are Back—Here’s How to Style the Adorable Trend

by Caroline Harris

90s Hair Clips Are Back—Here’s How to Style the Adorable Trend
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Nineties hair clips are coming back in a big way, and we’re so here for it. Scroll through Pinterest and Instagram lately, and you’re bound to experience a wave of ‘90s nostalgia. A-listers like Kylie Jenner, Camilla Mendes, Ariana Grande, and Lili Reinhart are posting Instagrams with barrettes in their hair. Influencers from Emma Chamberlain to Sierra Furtado are also throwing it back to the ‘90s with their vintage hair accessories. Fans are taking note, with searches for 90s hair clips up 930 percent on Pinterest in the last month.


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It seems the world can’t get enough of bobby pins, butterfly clips, snap clips, and barrettes right now. People are embracing the best of ‘90s style with hair accessories that look straight out of Full House or Boy Meets World. In addition to giving us major nostalgia, we love that the trend is inexpensive and easy to style. Add two barrettes to a sleek updo à la Ariana Grande, or copy Kylie Jenner by adding some sparkle to your hair with a rhinestone hair clip.



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There are so many options for channeling your favorite ‘90s stars (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, anyone?). If you’re feeling a little extra, you can decorate your hair with hot pink butterfly clips (like these). TikTok enthusiasts can get in on the fun with chunky barrettes to complement their crop tops and sweatpants. You can also shop beaded bobby pins, shell clips, and French-inspired barrettes for as little as $10 to try out the trend.


Below, discover the best ‘90s hair clips for a playful blast from the past. These ‘90s-inspired hair accessories will see you through virtual happy hours, zoom dates, and more.


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Super Shine Bobby Pin Set


Keep it classic with a set of bobby pins that will never go out of style. There are six pins in this pack, each with glass rhinestones that look as glamorous in 2020 as they did in 1990.

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Chunky Flip Clip Set


Be a trendsetter with these cute clips that are practically made for sharing on social media. The attention-catching set comes with three clips in pops of blue, orange, and cream.

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Wide Custom Hair Clip


With this customized accessory, you can really make the ‘90s hair clip trend your own. Customize your clip to spell out your name, favorite word, or even the initials of your ‘90s celebrity crush. You can choose from eight color combinations for a handcrafted clip that makes an amazing conversation starter.

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Amber Hair Barrette Set


This set comes with nine clips so you can wear a different ‘90s ‘do every day of the week and still have some colors left over. Stack several clips on top of each other like Ariana Grande, or keep it simple by wearing just one at a time.

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ChitChat Beaded Bobby Pin Set


This influencer-inspired pick features three bobby pins covered in beads and block letters. You can choose between two colors, with one statement clip spelling out “angel” and the other “xoxo.” At $12, the price is right for bobby pins you can wear again and again.

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Seashell Claw Clip Set


Feeling tropical? Pretend you’re in Hawaii with four hair pieces shaped like seashells in pretty hues of pink, turquoise, and purple. Each piece is topped with gold accents and has a claw closure for holding back your hair. To style, you can wear your hair in loose beachy waves and complete the ocean-inspired look with these fun clips.

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Abigail Hair Clip


This hair clip is elegant with a sleek, black base topped with rainbow crystals. Impress your co-workers by wearing this clip on your next Zoom call, or inspire your friends by sporting the style during a virtual happy hour. To keep the ‘90s vibe going, you can pull back half your hair into a scrunchie, then add this hair clip for extra shine.