’90s Hair: Our Loves & Loathes

A decade of hair dos and dont's and of course, The Rachel

Calista Flockhart and Jennifer Aniston Best and Worst '90s Hair

Pomade parade

It was the age of pomade and hair wax — stylistas’ twirled smears around chunks of hair for a multi-texture effect. Sometimes it was a yes: Aniston strutted the red carpet in this cool, dred-head-ish ‘do. “It worked because the textures were varied, and it went with her hair and makeup, her age at the time, and the dress,” Decuers says. Others flubbed it, like Calista Flockhart. “You look at her hair and think, it’s greasy-grimy — it wasn’t right for that kind of event,” he says. Today try getting a beachy island vibe (minus the dreadlock feel) with a curling iron:

Step 1: Air-dry your hair with mousse. Try Essences Tousle Me Softly Mousse, $4.20.

Step 2: Wind 2-inch sections of your hair around a curling iron. Do your whole head. (Do this whether your hair is curly, wavy or straight — the purpose is to make it look evenly set.) Hit up all of your hair.

Step 3: Run your fingers through lightly to muss it for an Island-y, breezy finish.