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Y2K Is Back—Well, When It Comes to These Hairstyles at Least

Even though we’re always heading towards the future, the past always seems to pop back up. Don’t worry, we’re not about to get all existential on you, we’re here to talk about Y2K hairstyles. Because yes, Y2K is back. And from the looks of it, it appears as though it’s here to stay, at least if our latest Mane Muse shoot with Addison Rae has anything to do with it.

We’ve seen ’90s and ’00s hair trends gain popularity recently. And now, they’re everywhere. We do mean everywhere. From TikTok to Instagram, celebrities, influencers, and everyone in between has been seen sporting the top Y2K hair trends.

Want to give them a test run yourself? Keep scrolling for our favorite Y2K hairstyles that look great on everyone!

Butterfly Clips

Butterfly clips were all the rage in the ’90s and we’ve seen more and more of them all over Instagram these days. They’re the perfect accessory to amp up any look, as there are a number of ways you can accessorize with them. The possibilities are seriously endless.

Claw Clips

Claw clips are the lazy girl’s go-to accessory. Yet, it’s still incredibly chic and stylish. Tossing your hair up in one of these clips can make any look appear more fashionable.


Bandanas are an easy way to cover up your hair in between wash days. And, once again, they’re another stylish accessory from the Y2K era. This one, however, is not as prevalent as the claw clips or butterfly clips. So if you really want to stand out, rock the bandana.


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Face-Framing Layers

Y2K was all about layers. And we’re seeing that again with hairstyles inspired by the era. Whether they’re braided tendrils or two strands of hair, framing your face with layers proves you’re all that and a bag of chips.


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Flipped Ends

We loved seeing flipped ends everywhere, because they’re so simple, yet so elegant. They can elevate any look, even if it’s just a sleek straight bob. Flipping your ends in or out also adds some dimension to the high ponytail trend. More on that below!

High Pigtails

Baby Spice popularized this high pigtails at the height of Spice Girls’ career. We’ve seen stars like Ariana Grande sport the look more recently. Some even go for the half-up half-down pigtail look, which we adore. No matter how you wear them, high pigtails are never not cute.


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High Ponytail

Similar to the high pigtails, the high ponytail is an easy-to-pull-off trend that looks great on everyone. You can give it an extra Y2K feel by adding scrunchies or butterfly clips, too. Or just flip the ends and you’re all set.

Space Buns

Space buns are so much fun. They really bring so much joy and whimsy into our lives, and are one of the few hairstyles that instantly elevates our mood. Why not give them a try yourself? You’ll feel out of this world. Sorry, had to.

Need a little inspiration when it comes to how to rock ’90s clips? HERE are a few ways you can rock the hair trend!

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