Butterfly hair clips from the 90s are back with a bang

If you were a child in the 90s (or early 2000s), it’s likely one accessory would have been a key part of your hair-styling routine

We are, of course, talking about the humble butterfly clip.

Whether you preferred the minimal Britney Spears approach (with one on each side), or the scattered look worn by the Oslen twins – there was serious scope for styles with these little plastic beauties.

Now, almost two decades later, we are seeing a return of the small-but-mighty accessory.

Butterfly clips are having a revival, and we have news for you… they look just as good on adults.

Last week, ASOS shared a picture on its Instagram of model Nawel A. posing with an assortment of butterfly clips and some retro sunnies.

One follower commented: ‘This is a look. Thought about these clips the other day.’

Others were living for nostalgia.

Another added: ‘I loved these back in the day.’

While another replied: ‘They are back with a bang!!!!!’

Makeup artist @jennyysweetss is another individual showing how to make the clips work on Instagram.

She merges two major 90s trends into one, by placing butterfly clips into her space buns.

Dina, from Long Island, also shared a great styling technique for Afro hair. She scatters the clips so they hover on each bun.

Those looking to simply dip their toe in the trend can take style inspiration from lifestyle and fashion blogger @looksforlex.

She pairs two single clips with another key 2020 trend – tie dye – for a understated look.

Of course, butterfly clips are not the only 90s hair accessory to make a comeback over recent years.

Scrunchies and hairbands – commonly seen in primary school class photos – have made their way back onto the high street, too.