Create the perfect 90s blowout with this TikTok hack

Cher would be so proud!

The movie "Clueless", written and directed by Amy Heckerling. Seen here, Alicia Silverstone as Cher (Cherilyn "Cher" Horowitz). Theatrical wide release, Friday, July 21, 1995. Screen capture. Paramount Pictures.
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Nothing says the 90s and early 2000s nostalgia like a full-on blowout. Now, thanks to TikTok, we know the ultimate secrets of how to create one of the prolific 90s beauty trends, the 90s blowout, with just two hair tools. 

Blowouts became the iconic look of the 90s and early noughties thanks to the likes of supermodel Cindy Crawford, actors Julia Roberts and Denise Richards (remember that episode of Friends?), and of course, style icon Cher Horowitz from 1995’s Clueless

PARIS- CIRCA 1996: Cindy Crawford during Paris Fashion Week 1996 in Paris.

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A blowout is voluminous, low maintenance, effortlessly sexy and—according to these hair Toks—it’s actually pretty easy to recreate. 

All you need is the Revlon Hair Dryer Brush (or similar) which went viral on TikTok and is definitely worth the purchase and some velcro rollers.

REVLON One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush  ($41.93 | £43.65)

The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer is now a bestseller after it went viral on TikTok as an alternative to the Dyson Airwrap. It drys and styles your hair all at the same time, leaving you with a gorgeous wavy and blown-out look.View Deal

As TikToker samanthaa.nicole shows us, you need to start with slightly damp hair, then you section it out into manageable pieces and run your hairdryer brush down each strand. You want to slowly twist the brush up, and away as you move it down the piece of hair, curling it up at the bottom.

@samanthaa.nicole

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Then you grab one of your rollers, gently wrap the strand of hair up and secure it with a clip. Repeat this process all around your head and leave your hair to fully dry. You might look a bit crazy for a while but the end result will be worth it, so hang in there.

Once dry, simply pull out the rollers (GENTLY) and spray with a salt spray or hairspray of your choice to hold it in place.

User fabiiicruzzz also gives a tutorial on how to achieve this look with shorter hair. You can just use the dryer brush to create the look and add in the rollers for your bangs or for added VA VA VOOM.

@fabiiicruzzz

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If you’re not wanting to buy a dryer brush, you can achieve this look with a normal hairdryer and round brush, but the rollers are the key to getting the real bounce and hold. 

And don't forget, ensuring your hair is in top top condition means that all the above will come easier. So, make sure you're using products that really care for your hair. 

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Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.