6 Iconic ’90s Hairstyles To Break Out For Zoom Halloween

Megan Decker
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With Halloween parties going virtual this year, we're reframing our approach to shopping for the occasion. This year, the costume trends will be less about the head-to-toe looks (because the nature of Zoom makes pants and shoes irrelevant) and more about two key details: hair and makeup.

As it pertains to the former, you can't go wrong channeling the decade with arguably the most iconic and recognizable hair: the '90s. When you dress as a pop icon — 1998 Drew Barrymore with bangs and daisies in her hair, an homage to Selena Quintanilla, or Lil' Kim with her purple wig at the 1999 VMAs — you'll be a shoo-in for the Best Costume Award. For a complete rundown on the best '90s hairstyles to inspire your 2020 costume, scroll ahead.

<h3>Aaliyah</h3><br>There are <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/01/188047/aaliyah-best-beauty-looks" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:so many ways to channel '90s R&B legend Aaliyah" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">so many ways to channel '90s R&B legend Aaliyah</a>, but the easiest would be to grab a white bandana and fashion it into a <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/headband-hairstyles" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:headband" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">headband</a>, then add <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/08/168335/90s-sunglasses-trends" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:small-frame sunglasses" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">small-frame sunglasses </a>and a tracksuit hoodie.<span class="copyright">Photo: Sal Idriss/Redferns.</span>

Aaliyah


There are so many ways to channel '90s R&B legend Aaliyah, but the easiest would be to grab a white bandana and fashion it into a headband, then add small-frame sunglasses and a tracksuit hoodie.Photo: Sal Idriss/Redferns.
<h3>Britney Spears</h3><br>There's not a '90s trend report on the internet that would leave out Britney Spears. What you'll need: a <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/blonde-halloween-costumes" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:blonde wig with choppy layers" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">blonde wig with choppy layers</a>, a crop top (bonus points for a <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/06/200727/celebrity-belly-button-piercings" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:belly-button ring" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">belly-button ring</a>), and a tube of <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-new-lip-glosses" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lip gloss." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">lip gloss.</a> <span class="copyright">Photo: Scott Gries/ImageDirect.</span>

Britney Spears


There's not a '90s trend report on the internet that would leave out Britney Spears. What you'll need: a blonde wig with choppy layers, a crop top (bonus points for a belly-button ring), and a tube of lip gloss. Photo: Scott Gries/ImageDirect.
<h3>Selena</h3><br>One of the biggest beauty influences of the early 1990s, Selena Quintanilla left a permanent mark on the music industry and the world. Her signature look — full bangs, a high updo, and a crisp <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-red-lipsticks" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:red lip" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">red lip</a> — is both easy to copy and identifiable through any computer screen.<span class="copyright">Photo: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images.</span>

Selena


One of the biggest beauty influences of the early 1990s, Selena Quintanilla left a permanent mark on the music industry and the world. Her signature look — full bangs, a high updo, and a crisp red lip — is both easy to copy and identifiable through any computer screen.Photo: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images.
<h3>Janet Jackson</h3><br>Similar to an Aaliyah homage, the best Janet Jackson costume would include a thick white headband, but coupled with a <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/easy-natural-hairstyles" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:protective braided hairstyle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">protective braided hairstyle</a>.<span class="copyright">Photo: KMazur/WireImage.</span>

Janet Jackson


Similar to an Aaliyah homage, the best Janet Jackson costume would include a thick white headband, but coupled with a protective braided hairstyle.Photo: KMazur/WireImage.
<h3>Lil' Kim</h3><br>When Lil' Kim arrived at the 1999 VMAs wearing a bright purple wig and a matching seashell nipple cover, we knew the appearance would serve as costume inspiration for decades to come.<span class="copyright">Photo: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images.</span>

Lil' Kim


When Lil' Kim arrived at the 1999 VMAs wearing a bright purple wig and a matching seashell nipple cover, we knew the appearance would serve as costume inspiration for decades to come.Photo: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images.
<h3>Drew Barrymore</h3><br>Even if you're not rocking a '90s bob with baby bangs, you can find a wig, stick a daisy behind each ear, and finish the look with a dark berry lipstick, à la Drew Barrymore circa 1998. <span class="copyright">Photo: S. Granitz/WireImage.</span>

Drew Barrymore


Even if you're not rocking a '90s bob with baby bangs, you can find a wig, stick a daisy behind each ear, and finish the look with a dark berry lipstick, à la Drew Barrymore circa 1998. Photo: S. Granitz/WireImage.

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