- 2000s hairstyles have reemerged thanks to the popularity of the Y2K aesthetic.
- Gen Z have put their own spin on styles like crimped hair and braided bobs and have even revived accessories like butterfly clips.
- We rounded up the celebrities wearing our favorite 2000s hair trends ahead.
The year is 2000. You aren’t allowed to wear your low-rise flare jeans to school, so you settle for your fully pink Juicy Couture tracksuit and UGGs. After ensuring that your eyebrows are plucked to perfection and that aliens could see your blush from outer space, you sit down to do your hair. The hardest decision you have to make for that day is choosing between your normal zigzag-part ponytail or going for crimped hair instead. Life is good.
No matter how embarrassing it might be to look back, hairstyles from the 2000s informed some of today’s biggest hair trends. With celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Britney Spears, and Rihanna all over our TV screens in microbraids and pigtails, these looks helped many of us feel confident and beautiful. Now, with the resurgence of late-’90s and early-2000s hairstyles in popular culture today, thanks to the Y2K aesthetic, it looks like these styles invoke the same feelings in Gen Z.
Even if you don’t follow hair trends with the same fervor as you might have in the early aughts, there’s something extremely nostalgic about seeing the hairstyles of the past become new again and the creative additional touches on each style. If you’re anything like us, the reemergence of these trends has you ready to find your old hair magazines and butterfly clips so you can fully embrace your beloved childhood aesthetics.
If you’re searching for inspiration, look no further than the best modern-day takes on our favorites 2000s hairstyles ahead. Bring on the crimpers.