NYFW Is Bringing Back Three ’90s Hair Trends We Never Thought We’d See Again

And he’s not the only one having a throwback moment at NYFW

Laura Hensley
A model wearing an Alexander Wang hair clip

(Photo: ImaxTree)

It looks like our fave hair accessories of yore are ~trendy~ again—and we are so here for it.

Nope, we’re not talking scrunchies, which also had their second spin in the spotlight recently. Models walking in Alexander Wang’s Fall 2018 show at New York Fashion Week wore their slick-backed hair pulled into giant plastic claw clips (or banana clips, if you’re fancy), resurrecting a retro look loved by the likes of Rachel from Friends and every girl who had long hair in the ’90s.

In a collection that looked inspired by The Matrix, the black and silver hair clips were embellished with Wang’s name across the clasp of the accessory, adding a sophisticated (and likely overpriced) touch.

While we’ll likely never buy a designer piece of plastic, we are HELLA STOKED that Wang is helping bring the claw clip back in style. As the ultimate lazy girl accessory, claw clips are the solution to nearly all hair problems. No time to wash your locks? Throw them up in a claw clip! Having a bad hair day? Twist that mess into a bun and clip, clip, clip away! Claw clips are ingenious, and as they are most often sold at dollar stores and drugstores, making them mega affordable to boot.

But the claw clip isn’t the only throwback hair accessory sweeping NYFW. During Prabal Gurung’s runway show, models (including our gal Ashley Graham) sported those stretchy plastic comb headbands—yes those ones that always got caught in your hair and created a sporty yet chic aesthetic.

And then Tom Ford followed suit, bringing back another version of the stretchy headband—the kind you probably still have kicking around in your bathroom for keeping your fringe back when you wash your face.

Kaia Gerber wears a thick black hairband at Tom Ford's NYFW runway show

(Photo: ImaxTree)

The thick elasticized fabric bands were shown in silver and black (sense a trend?) and paired with major hoop earrings, turning up the ’90s vibes to full volume.

Now that Wang, Gurung and Ford have reminded the world just how fab these utilitarian hair accessories truly are, we kind of can’t wait to dig up our old claw clips and headbands from under the bathroom sink. All in the name of fashion, of course.

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