Get out your hot brush, the ‘90s blowout bob is back

Rachel Green, eat your heart out

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 17 2022

We’re all for a ‘90s revival hair trend. 

When bixie hair hit the scene earlier this year, we have to admit we had chaotic fever dreams reminiscing the Meg Ryan romantic comedies that were a hallmark of that era. 

But it seems the amalgamated spawn of the bob and the pixie cut hasn’t quenched the masses undying thirst for a reliable bob hairstyle.

And thus, our obsession with volumised hair of appropriate lengths has reemerged. So please join us in welcoming the ‘90s blowout bob trend with open arms. 

Nostalgic and reliable in equal measure, this manicured hairstyle heralds in an era of appropriating our mother’s wardrobe (in a non-daggy way, of course), while simultaneously epitomising the female legends of fashion, film and music. All of whom clung to the blowout bob at the turn of the century like it was a certified religion.

Our modern muses in this trend lean towards a professional air, because honestly, what looks better with an office-appropriate get-up than a well-executed blowout? 

Think: Kim Kardashian giving entrepreneurial bed head vibes, Miss Australia Maria Thattil channeling an articulated representation of femininity, and hair inspiration mega-babe Taylor La Shae’s iconic fluffy fringe looking disheveled and deliberate in equal measure.




How to perfect the ‘90s blowout bob

Ditch the idea that you need to hit the salon for this one. Unlike women of the ‘90s, we have access to modern advancements in hair technology.

This means you can forget double-downing with a round brush and hairdryer, and invest in a hot brush instead. 

Start by blow-drying your hair as usual, working your way through in sections. Then, once 90 per cent dry, wrap your sectioned strands around your hot brush to volumise and add that telltale curve at the bottom, so your hair rests slightly inwards and just above your shoulders. 

Work front layers to frame your face based on your preferences; the important part here is to encourage bounce and volume. 

Get to grips with the technique by following these TikTok tutorials…

Want to perfect the ‘90s blowout bob? You should probably get your hands on a hot brush…

We recommend:

Silver Bullet Genesis Hot Air Brush ($99.95 at Adore Beauty); Hot Tools Black Gold Volumiser Set ($189 at Adore Beauty); and GHD Rise Volumizing Hot Brush ($280 at MECCA).

Silver Bullet Genesis Hot Air Brush

Hot Tools Black Gold Volumiser Set

GHD Rise Volumizing Hot Brush

Love a hair tutorial? This is how to curl your with a straightener four different ways. 

Main image credit: @hannahkleit

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).