10 Hairstyles That Need To Come Back In Style Right Now

Brigitte Bardot rocking the beehive.

I recently went to an ’80s-themed exercise class decked out in neon, leg warmers, and the best ponytail known to man: the “Full House” side ponytail. And then the next day I wanted to wear a high side ponytail again and I remembered that it’s been almost twenty years since Full House went off the air. Side ponytails are no longer cool. Scrunchies are no longer cool. Really swoopy hair on men is no longer cool. Basically nothing magical and beautiful is cool anymore.

I WANT crazy hairstyles to come back into style so I can wear them all the time. Actually, I might not even wait for the following styles to come back into fashion, I’m kind of into the idea of wearing them, walking out the door, and just waving off the WTF looks because I know I have the power of MAGIC HAIR on my side. Below, a list of the top styles I want to rock hard, whether or not they ever become cool again.

1.) Princess Leia Buns


Were these ever in style in real life or was it only cool a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Whatever, don’t care, want it.

2.) Sailor Moon’s “Meatball Head”


I want this to be a hairstyle you can do with real person hair, please don’t tell me this is only possible if you are schoolgirl with superpowers and also a cartoon.

3.) Heidi Braids shutterstock_185454917

Braids are cool again (see, everyone and their mother is wearing the Katniss Everdeen Single Side Braid) but I am not seeing enough Heidi Braids. I’m seeing some (Elle Fanning pictured above, JLaw and Rach McAdams have also rocked the milkmaid look) but we women of shoulder-length-hair-or-longer really need to get braiding and pinning.

4.) Beehives


Mad Men becoming popular was supposed to bring the beehive back! And it DIDN’T. Amy Winehouse (may she rest in peace) was also supposed to bring the beehive back and again, no go. Beehives are basically the sassiest hair can be. Want, want, want.

5.) Bump-Its


If we can’t go balls-to-the-wall beehive, can we at least bring the bump-it back? You’ve got me, I’m a girl that likes her volume, whenever I get a blowout I always ask the hair person to give me “Texas volume.”

6.) Pride and Prejudice Curls


Lots of curls pinned up top, lots of curls framing your face, just go make out with Mr. Darcy already.

7.) Crimping


Hilary Duff ALMOST brought crimping back. Above, Lizzie McGuire meeting Aaron Carter, who is giving her a boy band smile because her hair is the best. It’s up to us to carry on the Lizzie McGuire legacy. I have to go Google “Do they still sell crimping irons” now.

8.) The Rachel


When’s the last time we had a really trendy mid-length cut? Rachel Leigh Cook in She’s All That? Fifteen years ago! Bring back the mid-length! And if we’re going to bring back mid-length, we really should bring back the best version of this haircut in recorded history: Jennifer Aniston’s Friends-era “The Rachel.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=71905519 Sarah Schwartz

    You can totally rock the Sailor Moon hair buns. It is possible. Just look on You Tube and you can find How To videos. Look for the one by VenusAngelic hers are the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1575039192 Emily Barker-Werntz

    Victory rolls! …even though I wear them all the time anyways! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=110000649 Gabrielle Felts

    I love “The Rachael!” Best hair style I ever had. I have super thick hair, so any style that is designed for volume and falls into the face works best for me. Also, I often do my four-year-old’s hair in the “Full House Side Ponytail,” except without the teased bangs. It’s super cute.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590718853 Amy Charlotte Thorpe

    I regularly rock victory rolls, but I mostly wear a beehive. Once you gain head height (as a short woman) you never want to go back! Although your beehive pictures are not beehives!! They are variations on top knots, which I also love. Cool article :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590718853 Amy Charlotte Thorpe

    As a short girl I love beehives! And they are definitely back in fashion some places in the U.K. However, not to be fussy but the pictures you have of beehives are both top knots, not real beehives. Cool article though :)
    I agree with Emily- I victory rolls are the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=289400654 Philippa Claire MacDuff

    Would wear all of these. I’m in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=215905549 Sarah Stephens

    Some HORRIBLE hairstylist cut my really long hair into a The Rachel last month and it’s GOD AWFUL!!! That has always been a horrible haircut. Now I get to rock it instead of the sleek, unlayered mid-length bob that I wanted. It’s pretty horrific!!! :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526925529 Ian Samuels

    The flip and/or the beehive in crayola colors. Now that would be cooking with gas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=554326621 Kyrie Shaw

    Please not the bumpit!! Let that one die!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612152612 Mikael Murstam

    I always thought princess Leia’s hairstyle was butt ugly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=544289433 Alicia Elizabeth

    Heidi braids are already back. You can thank YouTube personality Zoella for that. She looks amazing in that, and every, hairstyle!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556352914 Alex Rieder

    The Rachel can die a brutal death please. And the reason the beehive didn’t come back is because it is just WAY too much work. Also, bumpits = no.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000181318216 Katie O’Rourke

    Crayola hair has never left. I’m rocking black and green with blonde bangs….. and it’s in a braid, which makes the double colors look even more awesome! Don’t just hope for these to come back, start the re-trend yourself! Gawkers be damned!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000354143142 Verónica Jiménez Rivas

    Crayola hair never left! It’s just that most girls aren’t brave enough to rock it. Lavender hair is also popular, and it looks pretty cool. Actually, small beehive-like bumps combined with other haistyles are pretty popular, if you like volume. Milkmaid braids are very popular right now. And yes, it’s still cool to crimp your hair, yes, they still sell hair crimpers. Either way, if you really love these hairstyles, you should wear them, no matter what the others think.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=673863252 Marleen Larik

    Crayola hair has never been “in style” and it shouldn’t be. Clementine and Ramona wear it because they’re counter-culture. If you identify with these characters, I conclude that you want to be counter-culture-cool too – go right ahead and dye your hair seafoam green or lemon or blurple, but demanding at the same time that it should be non-counter-culture makes little sense. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546146983 Tawny Martinez

    You know Jennifer Anniston HATED the Rachel hair cut? She still hates it and it’s been over a decade.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001249628951 Tatiana Machado

    I live in Uruguay and the Full House Side Ponytail came back last year in my country, I have no idea where they got it from but very girl from 12 to maybe 25 had this hairstyle anywhere I went. At the bus, at school, at the University, in the supermarket, EVERYWHERE!!. But as soon as it came, it went. It lasted a few months and now I can’t find anyone with it. Now is the half shaved heads. e_e

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005147888610 Erin Oxnam

    crimping – heck yeah

  • Eeyore

    The Rachel was the best haircut invention. Love it. It looks better a little longer but cut exactly the same.

  • Kim Throneberry

    Could our generations The Rachel be The Alexa Chung? You might think not everyone knows who she is but I’ve gotten snipped by no less than three different stylists and each time I’ve said something like “I want a longer, shaggy, bob with 70-ish middle parted bangs things.. you know, like Alexa Chung” and every single one has gotten the “Aha!” lightbulb when I cite her name.

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