These films might have premiered more than 20 years ago, but the influence of the 90s continue to reign supreme. From perfectly blown out hair to pink frothy eyes, relive the best beauty moments of these legendary ladies. Who said it was all about scrunchies and chapstick? As if!
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JULIA STILES IN 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (1999)
10 Things I Hate About You may be one of the most memorable romantic-comedies ever, but it’s hard to believe that it was played by a then-unknown Julia Stiles. Channel her IDGAF energy with a curly updo (tease as you please), face-framing tendrils, and barely there makeup.
JULIA ROBERTS IN PRETTY WOMAN (1990)
Julia Roberts is a modern Cinderella in this heart warming rom-com. The iconic makeover and the clapback in the shopping scene is still one of the most talked about in recent film history. But really, we’re still debating which hairstyle we love better: is it her blonde bob or her fiery curls. Suffice to say, it is pretty much her unforgettable bold red lip and red curls that take home the cake.
LISA KUDROW AND MIRA SORVINO IN ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (1997)
From their Madonna Twins moment in their bittersweet prom, to their blonde locks and iridescent dresses at the reunion, Romy and Michele are perhaps one of the most iconic duos of film history. Stay twinning with your bff and put your hair in a half updo, a little smoky eye and lip gloss to save the day.
TRACI LORDS IN CRY BABY (1990)
Even though it was Johnny Depp who stole our hearts in this movie, we can’t help but stan Traci Lords as Wanda Woods in the 1999 rockabilly film. Do the big chop with microbangs if you dare and curl your hair into different sections. Run your hands through it for more volume and most importantly, don’t forget her cat eye and red lip combo. A look that definitely says, beat it creep.
RACHAEL LEIGH COOK IN SHE’S ALL THAT (1999)
Presenting: the new—not improved, but different Laney Boggs! The film may have embraced all the teen stereotypes back then, but they did it so well. The staircase reveal became a makeover that most 90s and 00s adolescents have dreamed of having their own as they grew up. Use a flat iron and flip the ends of your hair either out or in, a swipe of crimson red and impeccably groomed eyebrows.
DREW BARRYMORE IN THE WEDDING SINGER (1998)
What would a 90s listicle be without the queen of rom-coms herself, Drew Barrymore? She plays opposite of Adam Sandler in this light-hearted film and just hits all the right notes (pun intended). We can only imagine how tedious it was to maintain this flirty hairstyle everyday on set without the hair looking too flat. This is the perfect combination of the flipped-in and flipped-out hair do that everyone from Bella Hadid to Kim Kardashian has been sporting.
ROSE MCGOWAN, JULIE BENZ AND JUDY GREER IN JAW BREAKER (1999)
As if the fashion in the film couldn’t get any more on point: like the round shapes in the wardrobe and the scenes as a nod to the jawbreaker, the looks equally served as well. The Monroe-esque curls, metallic pink lip gloss, and the ornate updo that Rose McGowan wore in the prom scene were all to die for. This is probably the darkest among the list, but the movie made such a huge impact on the trends of today.
ALL THE GIRLS FROM CLUELESS (1995)
Almost every look in this film was absolutely ICONIC. Dionne’s pink eyeshadow and box braids, Amber’s short fringe and crazy coils (sometimes tied in a high pony or pig tails), Tai’s curls that were accessorized most of the time and of course Cher’s bed head and pink glossy lips.
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