Hair Stamps Are Making A Comeback
By Alexandra Wade - January 22, 2022

If there’s one thing we love, it’s a hair trend coming back into style, after all, trends tend to repeat themselves. For a while now, we’ve been seeing style and beauty having a nostalgic moment. From flare pants to chokers, everything 90’s is making a comeback. The latest trend all over Instagram is hair stamps. If you were a kid in the 90’s you’ll remember these brightly colored strips or shapes that you can stamp onto your hair. These were usually in the shape of hearts, flowers, or peace signs, and were able to be brushed out. Hair stamps scream Y2K, which is a trend that doesn’t show signs of stopping anytime soon. It seems like the music industry is bringing this look back in a powerful way.

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Rihanna recently went all out with the hair stamps in a photoshoot dedicated to her Valentine’s Day lingerie collection for Savage X Fenty. She sported striped black and red hair and everyone wants in too. Beauty retailer Justmylook showed that after her Instagram post, hair stamp searches were through the roof by 566% overnight. People also searched “Rihanna hair” in hopes to recreate the look. The name for this look was coined “raccoon tail hair” and was popular among indie kids in the 2000s. Besides Ri-Ri, other musicians are also following the trend. Earlier this month, Dua Lipa took to Instagram to showcase her blonde hair with red and green heart stamps. It’s such a fresh take on the bright and glittery HotStamps of the past.

Megan Thee Stallion also gave the trend ago with the help of her hairstylist Kellon Deryck who hand-painted pink, blue, and yellow flower stencils on a long blonde wig for her music video, “Cry Baby.” While we wait for cut-out tools to reach the market, you can always start off with a hair DIY. You can make your own shapes out of paper, like Rita Ora’s hair team has done for her. In the meantime, you can opt for temporary hair color sprays and dyes to help bring this trend alive. So if you’ve been contemplating changing up your hairstyle but aren’t ready to commit to permanent dye, hair stamps could be just the thing you need. It will take you back in time and bring out your inner Y2k style. This trend may have flopped before it ever had a chance to make it big, but we have a feeling this era will prove otherwise.