Trends from the past have a way of working their way back in. We’ve seen a lot of beauty retro trends emerge this year from eras like the ‘60s, ‘70s and the ‘90s have been a big thing over the last year. However, this year hair trends seem to be paving the way for early 2000s styles. From TikTok to Instagram, pushed ahead by Gen Z, Y2K has been a major source of inspiration and even celebrities have taken up these nostalgic looks all over the globe. And from the looks of it seems they’re here to stay for a while! Ready to test them out yourself? Ahead we’ve listed some of the most popular Y2K-inspired hairstyles that have been making the rounds.
1. High Ponytail
High ponytails are one style that always looks chic no matter what and you don’t need to be a celeb to pull this off. Flat iron the length of your hair and gather up your hair at its highest point. Add in deep side part along with flipped ends for that early 2000s spin on this classic and you’re ready to slay!
2. Space Buns
Bun hairstyles are essential hairdos that never really go out of style. However, the space bun is way more fun. Once popular only in the rave scene these high flying space buns was a mainstream Y2K staple. Now they’re back to bring so much joy and whimsy to our lives. Plus it’s super cute and instantly lifts up your mood.
3. Face Framing Layers
If you ever got a haircut in the 2000s you know it was. all about layers on layers and ever more so, face-framing layers. This time it’s all about rocking braided strands or loose strands framing your face to keep the movement of the hair and an effortless yet stylish look.
4. Flipped Ends
So simple to do but so elegant it instantly elevates your sleek hairstyles by flipping the ends in or out. You got to try this one to love it!
5. High Pigtails
I mean we all remember Baby Spice and Britney Spears rocking them pigtails and they’re coming back in full force. Whether it’s half up half down style or referencing the original trend you can’t ignore the playful nature of this look. Have fun with it and play around with scrunchies or better yet, butterfly clips to really get into the spirit.
When you’ve got a bad hair day wearing a bandanna is a great way to cover up your hair if you’re skipping a wash or on the go. The simplest and easiest way to throw back your hair to the era but one that also makes you stand out!
7. Claw Clips
Claw clips are the lazy girls best friend but for 2021 a more refined version is in style. Toss your hair up in one of these and you’re instantly chic and fashionable. Plus it totally vibes with less is more mood we’re taking this year.
8. Butterfly clips
Butterfly clips, snap barrettes, word pins you name it they’re all the rage. Pile them on, or uplift your hairstyle with just one spectacular accessory. Or just go ham with prominent butterfly clips that we’ve seen more and more of them all over Instagram these days. These accessories amp up any look and there are several ways you can style with them. Either way, they make a retro statement that feels somehow modern and timeless.
Which one of these looks is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.
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