Do you remember... these 15 awesome 1990s hair trends?

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1. Two strands down your face was cool: the greasier the better, really! It involved meticulously scraping your hair back then teasing out two strands for.. well, we don't know why. It was NOT a good look.

Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles

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2. Crimping was AMAZING! It was our version of beachy waves. We all had our trusty crimper irons that took far too long to heat up in the morning before school.

Melissa Joan Hart (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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3. Then Britney took it one stage further by rocking crimping, curls AND straight locks in the 'Stronger' video. Never have been so jealous of another woman's hair... or spent so many hours trying to copy it.

Britney Spears poses for photographers at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards September 7, 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by George DeSota/Liaison)

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4. Speaking of crimping, we had no GHDs in the '90s. Want straight hair? Get out the ironing board. How we didn't singe it all off we'll never know...


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5. The topsy turvy. Remember? The little plastic tool which was basically a comb with a loop on the end? We could turn our ponytails inside out and it looked SO COOL!

Topsy turvy hair tool

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YOU CAN STILL GET THEM! This one is by Davidsonne and available at Amazon.

6. Butterfly clips were the epitome of elegance, as demonstrated here by Melissa Joan Hart. Bonus points if you made sure they were all different colours.

7. Curtains for boys. Dreamy!

Hang Time: Chris

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8. Bandanas were wicked cool. Especially if you bought them from Claire's Accessories and they had skull print of them. We were total rockers...


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9. The good old scrunchie was a hair staple and we wore it with pride... particularly after watching the 1996 Olympic gymnasts. Who else was soooo jealous of all those girls who managed to get their scrunchie to match their school uniform. That was properly smart.

Britney Spears (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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10. Super, super, super, gravity defying ponytails. Thanks to Sporty Spice, we wanted our ponies as high up on our heads as possible and pulled back tight. Headache? We didn't care.

The Spice Girls L to R Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm at the Brit Awards. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

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11. The only curling irons we had belonged to our grandmother and contained gas canisters. So if we wanted curls it meant washing your hair the night before school and plaiting it. And then the disappointment when you wake up and realise the curls haven't set. Sob!

MODEL RELEASED 13-year-old girl curling her hair with a curling iron

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12. Forget about The Rachel, we were all about Eliza Dushku's hair in Bring It On. Love.

Bring It On, Eliza Dushku

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13. Snap in colourful butterfly clips were amazing. Especially when you arranged them to keep her hair off your face.

American Pie' Premiere
Shannon Elizabeth

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14. Being able to create a bun out of just your pencil or pen. Still an amazing achievement!

Model Released - Woman's Hair With Pencils In It, Hermosa Beach, Ca
18 Jan 2005

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15. Baker boy-style caps in various colours and material

Britney Spears wearing Moschino Cheap and Chic dress (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

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