Trends operate on a 20-year timeline – whatever was cool two decades ago is somehow revived into the culture ATM. Maybe it’s because there’s no replacing the nostalgia surrounding the fashion and pop culture from when you were growing up, but the cyclical nature of trends is just a fact – look around and take notes, because whatever’s trending now will come back around in another two decades. Being that this is 2020, we’re turning a fond eye to the hair trends of the 2000s and early aughts, when hair was playful and everything felt like it was straight out of a teen movie. Here are our most beloved hair trends from 20 years ago, frosted tips and all.
Bleach blond tips really exaggerated that whole spikey hair thing that every guy was doing in the late 90s and early aughts – who remembers the style on Mark McGrath, Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass?
Trucker /Von Dutch Hats
Think of trucker hats as the crown that completed the look of every human in the 00s.
What comes around goes around, and butterfly clips are currently making their second revolution around the trending sun.
Balayage and ombre were the answer to over the top, visible and thicc chunky highlights, best exemplified by Kelly Clarkson. What was once out is now back in, however, and invisible, blended highlights are taking a backseat to chunky ones – this time perfectly executed by Dua Lipa.
Like color, cuts were bold — kind of like “The Rachael” but even more on overdrive.
Flipped Out Ends
Another trend making a major comeback, flipped out ends were as good as revived when Kim Kardashian made the look one of her signature styles on KKWTK.
In this era of the pop star, face-framing bangs brought the saccharine and the cool points.
A funky way to hide a bad hair day or embrace your inner tomboy, bandanas were one of our fave 00s trends and are still a great way to coordinate your mane with your fit.
Grab your gel ladies – Got2b was and still is our brand of choice. Curls in the beginning of the century had more of an edge to them, and were overly defined – bonus points if you added twists.
Did your Sat. night plans involve going out and getting spotted by the paps? They wouldn’t even bother taking your photo if you weren’t sporting a volume at the crown – known as the “poof,” and seen on Hilary Duff, Lauren Conrad and Lindsey Lohan.
Was there anything dreamier than a boy with a bowl cut? All our fave heartthrobs were part of the mushroom/bowl cut club, including Jonathon Taylor Thomas, Josh Hartnett and Nick Carter.
Dua Lipa is an 00s vision with her two-tone color. HERE’s how her colorist got the look.