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13 ’90s and ’00s Blowout Hairstyles You’ll Want to Recreate Now

For nostalgic hair inspiration.

Whether it’s due to the return of the Rachel haircut (prompted by Friends: The Reunion last year) or the Y2K beauty revival, the big blowout is back. The popularity of the look has also brought with it the rise of new hairdryers and stylers like the Dyson Airwrap, which went viral last year on TikTok.

Characterized by adding bounce and gloss to your favorite layered haircuts, the ’90s and ’00s were filled with iconic blowouts. Here’s the best of the best to inspire your next good hair day.

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Naomi Campbell, 1990

This blowout from the ’90s icon herself is all the permission we need to bring back extreme flicked-up ends.

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Cindy Crawford, 1990

There are almost too many good Cindy Crawford blowout examples to choose from, but these soft waves with a side part are all the effortless glamour inspiration we need.

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Claudia Schiffer, 1994

We love supermodel Claudia Schiffer’s messy bedhead blowout for the Versace runway show in 1994.

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Alicia Silverstone, 1995

Cher from Clueless taught us how to use velcro rollers and get extra height by flipping your part to the opposite side.

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Veronica Webb, 1996

A super shiny blowout looks extra sweet with a black hair bow.

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Jennifer Aniston, 1996

“Rachel” from friends was always rocking a blowout and so too was Jennifer Aniston back in the day. She was the reason this short and flippy layered cut caught on like wildfire.

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Danielle Fishel, 1998

Topanga Lawrence had the best hair—it even kept its bouncy volume pushed back without a part.

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Paris and Nicky Hilton, 1999

Paris and Nicky Hilton had glossy sister blowouts with bangs and barrettes back in 1999.

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Raven-Symoné, 2001

We have no doubt that if Raven looked into the future, she’d see more of these loose blown-out waves with a Y2K hat combo.

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Jessica Simpson, 2001

We love this two-toned blowout from Jessica Simpson in 2001.

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Brandy Norwood, 2002

Brandy’s layered blown-out flicks would fit right in on our TikTok For You pages today. The highlights elevate this look to iconic status.

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Pamela Anderson, 2005

Arguably the mother of all blowouts, Pamela Anderson’s signature curled and coiffed hair has remained on our mood boards throughout the decades.