8 Hairstyles You Were Obsessed With in the Early 2000s

From butterfly clips to rogue hair, celebrities are proving that the hair trends of the year 2000s are back twenty years later. Here’s the proof.


Trends from the past are always on their way back to the forefront, and in 2020, it seems that the comeback cycle is accelerating, especially when it comes to hair trends. TikTok, the platform that took the world by storm in the midst of the lock-in period, was a major source of inspiration for reviving hair trends from the year 2000 and celebrities have also been adopting signature hairstyles from that era. The hairstyles of the early 2000s have made a comeback, as evidenced by Dua Lipa and Gigi Hadid’s hairstyles, as well as those of the Tiktokes on screens around the world. Here’s a round-up of the best Y2K-inspired hairstyles to bring back that not-so-distant era.

1. The rogue hair

rogue hair


This highlighted fringe creates a framed look to the face and is instantly reminiscent of the big highlights of the early 2000s. Dua Lipa and Jennifer Lopez are among the many celebrities who have adopted this look this year.

2. The high ponytail

The high ponytail

High ponytails are always chic. The addition of sculpted, flipped strands on the side of the head instantly adds a retro feel to this classic hairstyle. Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner have been spotted wearing a variation of this simple ponytail, both on the street and on the catwalk.


3. Space buns

Space buns

Once popular in the rave scene, space buns have gained mainstream popularity as the signature hairstyle of the year 2000. J.Lo shows us how to adopt them for casual chic.

4. Butterfly clips

Butterfly clips

Butterfly clips can add a key early 2000s style touch to any look. Famously worn at the time by Paris Hilton, these little clips were most recently spotted on Gigi Hadid’s head while she walked the runway for the Fendi Spring/Summer 2017 show.

5. Double braided pigtails

Double braided pigtails

Korean artist MLMA makes braided pigtails look like an ultra-worked hairstyle. The musician, known for her unique beauty look, is often spotted with Y2K hairstyles, from multiple braids to space buns.

6. The braided fringe

The braided fringe

Hairstyles from the early 2000s were all about framing the face, and these braids are a unique way to do that. Margot Robbie’s delicate braids were left loose for an effortless look.

7. Bandanas


Wearing a bandana is a quick and easy way to revive Y2K hair trends. As the simplest look on this list, the bandana is a great option if you’re skipping a wash or are on the go.

8. High duvets

High duvets

High pigtails are a classic look first adopted by Britney Spears in the early 2000s, and they’re making a comeback in 2020. Ariana Grande has swapped her signature ponytail for this slightly more elaborate look. To take advantage of the playful nature of the 2000s style, add oversized scrunchies or butterfly clips.

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