From low-rise jeans to strappy sandals, everything Y2K is having a major moment, manes included. Bleach blonde strands, heavy side bangs, lots of layers—2000s tress trends were iconic, to say the least. Superstars like Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and Beyoncé dominated the decade, giving us enough hair inspiration to last a lifetime.
We’re looking back on our favorite early aughts trends, and bringing you the best of the best. These 12 2000s muses are making the case for a Y2K comeback.
1. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton is and always will be an absolute queen. When it comes to 2000s trends, who better to emulate than this reality star? Long, blonde strands and a deep side part? Sign us up.
2. Hilary Duff
Lizzie McGuire herself. Who didn’t want to copy this Y2K TV star back in the day? From baby braids to heavy bangs, Hilary rocked every 2000s trend like a pro.
3. Lindsay Lohan
Our favorite redhead from the decade. The Mean Girls star had all the auburn inspo a Mane Addict could ask for.
4. Nicole Richie
Reality star Nicole Richie was a 2000s goddess and one of the decade’s ultimate short hair icons. Her side bang game was on point.
5. Britney Spears
We will always stand by Britney’s side. The game-changing pop icon was the ultimate blonde hair babe in the early aughts.
6. Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore was America’s Y2K sweetheart after stealing the silver screen in A Walk to Remember. Her brunette layers hold a special place in hair history.
7. Destiny’s Child
Okay this trio, though. No one had more 2000s style than Destiny’s Child. Beyoncé’s caramel locks, Kelly’s short cut, Michelle’s flipped-in strands—all three singers defined this decade.
8. Mariah Carey
The ultimate diva, Mariah Carey’s curls are still in style to this day. The singer-songwriter had the most envy-inducing 2000s mane.
9. Christina Aguilera
Platinum pop sensation Christina Aguilera is serving major Y2K inspiration with this curly pixie. Her white hot strands are almost as iconic as her chart-topping records.
It’s hard to believe, but Ri-Ri has been slaying the style game for nearly two decades. The Fenty founder had waves for days in this snap from 2005.
11. Rachel Bilson
We still can’t get over Rachel Bilson’s deep brunette locks from back in the day. The O.C. star’s long locks will always be a fave.
12. Mischa Barton
Another The O.C. It-girl rounds out our list. Mischa Barton’s blunt bronde strands were totally 2000s.
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