10 K-Pop Idols Making 90s Hair Accessories Fashionable Again

From headbands to scrunchies.

The revival of 90s fashion has been in full-swing for the last year or so, and now the trend is making its way into hairstyles too. As expected, some of the most stylish stars in K-Pop are at the forefront of 90s hair accessories comeback. Take a look at 10 idols making these retro hair accessories “newtro”.

1. Jennie (BLACKPINK)

Oversized hair accessories were all the rage during the 90s, and claw clips were no exception. Wearing hers with a stylish slip, BLACKPINK’s Jennie proved these big clips are no longer gaudy.

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2. Jisoo (BLACKPINK)

Alongside oversized hair clips, the 90s gave birth to the oversized headband trend too. These thick, puffy headbands were all the rage, and idols like BLACKPINK’s Jisoo are bringing them back.

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3. Joy (Red Velvet)

Scrunchies were invented in the late 1980s, but they really took off during the 1990s. Red Velvet’s Joy went full-90s with a matching sweater and scrunchie in this photo.

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4. Eunha (GFRIEND)

GFRIEND’s Eunha also recently matched a blue scrunchie (known as a gobchang band or hair shushu in Korea) to her top. Her cute bun only added to the newtro feel.

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5. Yerin (GFRIEND)

Bright colors were a staple in the 1990s, and that extended to hair styling too. GFRIEND’s Yerin recently looked like she stepped straight out of the era with colorful hair streaks and colorful flower barrettes to match.

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6. Hwasa (MAMAMOO)

What’s better than a claw clip? According to this post from MAMAMOO’s Hwasa, two claw clips. Claw clips were typically worn at the back of the head in the 90s, but Hwasa is giving them a modern-day update.

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7. Yeji (ITZY)

These days, bobby pins are most commonly used to their functional purpose—keeping hair clipped back. But in the 90s, they were fashionable too—as ITZY’s Yeji showed off here with her colorful bobby pins.

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8. Yoojung (Weki Meki)

Weki Meki’s Yoojung embodied the 90s penchant for matching outfits here with this lilac patterned headband.

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9. Chaeyeon (D.I.A)

When D.I.A’s Chaeyeon recently wore a scrunchie, she showed how it can be just as useful as it is stylish. Here she’s pictured wearing the 90s accessories to keep her hair back while painting.

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10. Jessica

Last but not least, former Girls’ Generation member Jessica is showing that 90s hair accessories can be just as classy as they are cute. The thick, bejeweled headband she wore here looked perfect with her vintage dress.

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