We keep a close eye on hair trends, whether that be a buzzy hairstyle (like Jane Birkin bangs), hair color (like Brazil’s favorite”illuminated brunette”), or hair accessory (on that note make sure you check out our list of the best wedding hair accessories). Lately we’ve noticed a new trend, and it’s one that has been silently growing and expanding, both on social media and in real life. It has to do with a certain hair accessory that hit peak popularity all the way back in the ’90s and is now making quite the resurgence.
We’re talking about barrettes. The old-school hair staple is all over Instagram, holding back the hair of bloggers, famous hairstylists, and celebrities. Trend-setters like Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande, Ashley Graham, and Winnie Harlow (just to name-drop a few celebrities) have ‘grammed photos of themselves wearing their favorite clips. Each one—whether it’s a subtle French-girl barrette or a slim and sleek metallic fastener—is perfectly ’90s-chic.