Zigzag headband

Nostalgia is all the rage, and the 90s are making a comeback in a big way. Fashion trends such as cardigans and sheer dresses are in. However, this is not exclusive to clothing; it also applies to hair accessories. Think claw clips, chunky headbands, scrunchies, and now, zigzag headbands. Throughout the years, the zigzag headband has continually reemerged on the runway. In 2012, models sported the zigzag band for Roland Mouret’s Spring-Summer 2012 collection (via Jean Louis David). In 2014 and 2018, the zigzag headband appeared at New York Fashion Week. Most recently, the zigzag headband resurfaced thanks to the hit series "Euphoria."

On "Euphoria," Maddy Perez (portrayed by actor Alexa Demie), rocks the zigzag headband with a dramatic eyeliner look and hoop earrings that scream the 90s. Kim Kimble, the onset hairstylist for "Euphoria," told Byrdie why the zigzag headband is a must-have. She said, "It’s different, it’s cool, and it’s kind of a throwback." The zigzag headband, also known as a stretch comb headband or a toothpick headband, is having a renaissance moment. You can choose a circular elastic zigzag headband or a traditional one that goes behind your ears. Likewise, recreating this iconic 90s hairstyle with a modern twist is fun and effortless.