Fashion is always changing and so are our hairstyles. Black women have been the center of classic and trendsetting fashion and hair for decades. And just when you think a style is out of season, it makes a comeback harder than the last! From braids, hoops, waves, and haircuts, we revisited some of our favorite hairstyles that still manage to pop up in fashion magazines everywhere. Here’s an amazing line up of black icons from the 1990s known for their iconic natural hairstyles that are still being styled today.
Nia Long’s Pixie Cut
Nia Long and her pixie cut have been iconic since its debut! One of her most memorable moments rocking this sassy style can be seen in our favorite cult classics, Friday and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Nia definitely caught our eye with this natural hairstyle nearly three decades ago and it’s still a big hit today! We love a cute pixie cut for the fresh, natural, and fierce look it gives off. We recently watched Keke Palmer rock a pixie cut and it’s just as sexy as it was 30 years ago. If the short, sweet, and sassy vibe match your aesthetic, you should give this hairstyle a try.
Missy Elliott and Her Iconic Finger Wave
Missy Elliott released classic hits in the 90s along with her trendsetting hairstyles and fashion. The iconic finger wave is one of our favs! Missy blew us all away in her “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” music video, serving creativity, authenticity, and futuristic vibes that still inspire us today. Her finger waves were a resonating style we still see recreated – like on our girl, Zendaya, who was caught rocking this style – and slayed, as always.
Chilli’s Baby Hairs
Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas from TLC has been the queen of baby hairs since Crazy, Sexy, Cool, and she hasn’t stepped off of our necks since! Chilli hasn’t been coined the creator of laid edges but she is definitely an inspiration. Baby hairs are great with any style and can help add an extra layer of flair to any look.
Auntie Mary’s Sweet Candy Curls
Mary J. Blige rocked a stellar candy curl in the 90s. Her blonde locks were always a great compliment to her beautiful, brown skin, and she always slayed her hairstyles with class. Candy curls have made a comeback and there are so many new ways to rock this style. You can style your natural hair in this flawless look, or create a cute, children’s style for the kids. This style will always be iconic and timeless, just like the queen who introduced them.
Lauryn Hill’s Natural Locs
Lauryn Hill and her natural locs will always be a hit! She’s always been an advocate of inner beauty, and she inspires us to let our internal beauty shine through. Locs are a great solution for natural, protective styling, and they require less manipulation of your hair. If you’re ready to start your loc journey, check out Lauryn Hill’s first for some inspiration.
There are so many styles that are just as fresh as they were back in the day. If you’re looking to try something new, check out our Instagram and YouTube channels where our Rosettes style and profile for some hair inspiration!