This '90s Hair Trend Got A Fly Makeover

When it comes to beauty and fashion, everything is about recycling. Scrunchies, '60s bobs, and even butterfly clips are back in play, from the runways to the red carpet. 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 photo shoot. “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. 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 favorite era is, there's plenty of inspiration to glean from — and plenty of time to try the trend, as there are many sunny days in your future. See some examples ahead.
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For this year's Texture on The Runway presentation, Amara La Negra decked her 'fro out with life-sized butterflies.
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Skai Jackson wore a real butterfly atop her curls, styled by Tym Wallace for a Herring & Herring photoshoot.
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These are not the clips you wore to your fifth grade dance. Give them a grown-up makeover by hooking them through voluminous air-dried curls, like Seidi Häkkänen did.
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Or, clip them all over your 'fro — the more random the placement, the better.
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Here's a blast from the past: model Jean Shrimpton wore this decorated bonnet decades ago, and the image is on the cover of Switched On, Women Who Revolutionized Style In The '60s.
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"I like bugs glitter n #Ctrl," SZA captioned a shot from last year's "Love Galore" music video...
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Don't feel like playing with pins? Try a fascinator, like this fiery red one from Viva Delfina.
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Prefer a more bespoke look? Wild and Free Jewelry's selection sets our hearts aflutter.
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You don't have to save your wings for the weekend. This bun, accented with Colette Malouf barrettes, would work for the office, too.
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Vanessa Hudgens' take on the trend is thoroughly modern, thanks in part to her wavy bob.
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This beauty's winged eyeliner flew just as high as the wings on her gilded pins.
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Lizzo looked simply lovely in her bright orange clips.

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