Trends from the past always have their way of sweeping back into the modern scene. Case in point: Y2K trends thanks to TikTok. In terms of fashion, the new millennium is dominated by visually busy prints and quirky pieces and style combos. But of course, the Y2K craze would not be complete without the reemergence of the era's iconic hairstyle trends! These frisky, nostalgic 'dos come in the form of bubble braids, pigtails, and space buns—to name a few. Even celebrities are proof that Y2K is back and won’t be going away anytime soon!
Let's take a trip down memory lane. Below are 8 celebrities who will convince you to rock some of Y2K’s hairdo trends!
1. Face framing micro braids
Face-framing braids are making rounds in the ‘gram! This hairstyle is a subtle and flattering way to add dimension to the hair. We love how Maris Racal finished off hers with green elastics for a playful vibe!
2. Half-up pigtails
Teen actresses from 2000s chick flicks made everyone want cutesy lobs styled in half-up pigtails. We've already spotted these on Madison Beer and Ariana Grande, but we love how AC Bonifacio gave it an effortless spin!
3. Space buns
Channel your inner Lizzie McGuire with spiky space buns! Anne Curtis is proof that this style's whimsical vibe can add a touch of pizzazz to any look. Just look at how easily it gave her outfit of a Y2K flair!
4. Bubble braids
Bubble braids offer a cool and less fussy twist to a classic braid. It looks complicated, but it’s actually fairly easy to do! You just have to put your hair up in a pigtail or ponytail if you prefer, stack elastic bands on the tied section inches apart, and voilà! To add extra spice to the finished look, you can opt for candy-hued elastics like Olivia Rodrigo.
5. Zigzag hair part
Sure, we love a good middle and side part, but if you think it’s a little too plain, then you can get playful with a zigzag part like Bella Hadid. According to celebrity hairstylist Brad Mondo, this parting can provide added volume to your tresses. The easy jagged style also beautifully complements oval face shapes!
6. Colored hair clips
Hair clips were all the rage in the early aughts and they're easy to pull off now. Like Bella Padilla, you can mix and match the colors of the clips (in her case, blue and orange) to add splashes of color to a casual 'fit.
7. Braided pigtails
The 2000s had a deep love for pigtails and braids. If you love them, too, check out how BLACKPINK's Lisa incorporated both of these funky hairstyles into one look! We don't know about you, but we’re totally convinced!
8. High ponytail with a deep side part
One scroll through Dua Lipa’s Instagram account and you’ll quickly pick up her penchant for everything Y2K. Remember when she had chunky blonde highlights? Now, she often dons this easy-to-do sky-high pony with a deep side part. What a cute and effortless style perfect for long locks!
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