'90s Hair Gems Are the Latest Instagram-Approved Obsession

And they've gotten a 2016-friendly update.

Hair with gems
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Another day, another form of hair embellishment for festival season. A callback to the '90s (because is any other decade even relevant these days?), hair gems have made a triumphant return, but with a sleek modern twist. Unlike the super kitschy ornaments of our youth, the designs are more pared back—i.e. tiny and geometric—and most importantly, applied sparingly. 

Like stickers, the gems feature peel-off, sticky adhesives that binds to the hair for all-day wear, without damaging the strands. And they're not just easy to apply, but come cheap too. We're talking drugstore cheap. A pack of Scünci's hair gems will only set you back $4 for 40.

And it's not just beauty-happy Instagram users getting in on the #hairgems action, as both Ashley Tisdale and Kelly Osbourne have rocked gem-spangled 'dos recently. See more takes on the trend below.

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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.