This '90s Hair Trend Got A Fly Makeover For Spring

At long last, spring is here. I mean, technically, it began last month, but it finally feels like it in most parts of the country. And with warmer temps arriving comes a crop of fresh accessories to match the weather: butterflies. But before you roll your eyes, know that we're not talking about the plastic clips that ruled the late '90s — not even close.
Celebrity hairstylist Nikki Nelms called it earlier this year, when we watched her affix a few fluttery pins atop a model's curls during our photoshoot. “This is definitely a vibe you’d see Diana Ross do in the ‘70s, and compared with the messy curls, it’s another throwback-meets-today moment,” she said. She's right, too. There's been an iteration of the trend in nearly every decade, from monarch bonnets in the '60s to winged pins in the '90s. Whatever your favourite era is, there's plenty of inspiration to glean from — and plenty of time to try the trend, as there are many sunny days ahead. See some examples ahead.

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