If there’s one thing that I fear (being a stay at home mom and all), it’s that I might be unknowingly sporting an out of date hairstyle (you know, since I barely leave the house these days!) and I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. I’ll even go as far as admitting that I haven’t really changed the way I do my hair since high school and well, I graduated way back in 1998 (that’s pre-historic in our present day Kardashian years, mind you).
And while I might not be sporting butterfly clips and scrunchies anymore, my hair is either super straight (with the humidity permitting) or in its mom bun state, which I’m beginning to realize are both rather boring. I need a new look before I desperately become one of those moms who still spray their bangs with hairspray or “scrunch” their hair to look super wavy before going out (oh wait that IS me).
But then again, when I look at some of the most classic hairstyles from the mid-nineties – like for instance the Rachel haircut that Jennifer Aniston paved the way for or Jennifer Lopez’s hair – they really don’t look THAT bad in today’s times. Check out my photo gallery of celebrity flashback hair from the mid-nineties and tell us, do you think some of these styles still look modern to this day? Or better yet, are you sporting any of these styles today, too? (And if you do, don’t worry… we’ll keep it a secret.)
Sound off and let us know what you think!
Celebrity Hairstyles 1 of 17
Jennifer Garner 2 of 17
OMG, does anyone else remember flipping their hair like this with their flat irons? I sure remember doing it! Plus, doesn't Jennifer Garner look SO young here??
Reese Witherspoon 3 of 17
It's safe to say that I believe every girl in my high school wore their hair like this back in the late nineties. We all had the same butterfly clips!
Halle Berry 4 of 17
Halle Berry is probably the only woman in the world who can pull off wearing her hair super short - she's been doing it for over twenty years now!
Heidi Klum 5 of 17
It's Heidi Klum before all knew her as Heidi Klum. I quite like her with the soft curls here, too.
Jessica Simpson 6 of 17
OMG. I guess it was true when people used to say that they couldn't tell Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera apart from each other back in the late nineties. Jessica, you've changed so much!
Leann Rimes 7 of 17
Leann Rimes wearing mom jeans before she became a stepmom! Actually, I quite miss the old Leann, seen here during a concert in 1995.
Britney Spears 8 of 17
And here's the Britney that we all fell in love with back in 1998. Fifteen years and two children later, and she still has the same abs. Some women just have all the luck, right?
Jennifer Lopez 9 of 17
Even though this picture is from 1998, I must say, Jennifer Lopez's cut looks so classic and timeless, doesn't it?
Jennifer Aniston 10 of 17
If it weren't for Jennifer Aniston, we wouldn't have known how to style our hair back in the mid-nineties. She truly is a hair icon. Plus, doesn't she look great in this pic from 1996?
Mariah Carey 11 of 17
OMG, Mariah Carey in a pair of jeans! And it looks like she was sporting a longer version of the Rachel cut, too. BTW, I had a pair of jeans like that back in 1998, too!
Christina Aguilera 12 of 17
Now this is a hairstyle that would still look good today. But doesn't Christina look like such a little girl here? Wow!
Gwen Stefani 13 of 17
Now we can definitely see where Gwen Stefani's children get their looks from. I totally see her son Zuma in this pic of Gwen with her bandmates from No Doubt way back in 1996.
Gwyneth Paltrow 14 of 17
Gwyneth Paltrow is another actress that looks like she hasn't changed in over a decade. Plus, was this outfit inspired by one of the Austin Powers films?
Jessica Alba 15 of 17
Jessica Alba looks totally unrecognizable in this pic! But she also looks totally gorgeous, too. Talk about great genes.
Beyonce 16 of 17
Beyonce has not aged one bit in the last fifteen years, now has she? Here she is with her old Destiny's Child band members. They all look so cute in their matching outfits!
Madonna 17 of 17
Wow! Now I can definitely see why Madonna is trying to turn back time all the time. I actually remember her wearing this Gucci outfit during the 1995 Video Music Awards.
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