Justin Timberlake’s best NSYNC hair moments: 6 looks he’d probably prefer we didn’t mention

Sorry JT, we love you really.  

Now, these days Justin Timberlake might be a suave red carpet pro, but anyone around in the ’90s and early ’00s will know that the Friends With Benefits star hasn’t always been so immaculately groomed.

Back in his NSYNC days, JT was responsible for sparking many a controversial hair trend. From those legendary frosted tips to that super curly blonde ‘do, his hairstyles will go down in hair history forever. Ready to rewind?

Who could forget these 6 iconic hairstyles from JT’s NSYNC days?

nsync singer justin timberlake with curly frosted tip highlights
The original king of frosted tips. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. The frosted tips

Before hair colouring was more mainstream for guys, JT paved the way with his original take on guylights. Even as recently as last year John Mayer got frosted tips, so clearly JT’s influence is still strong 20 years on.

justin timberlake with wavy cropped hair
When it’s so wrong it’s almost right. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. The wavy crop

Apparently the highlights and curly cropped fringe weren’t quite striking enough on their own, so Justin decided to add a pair of hoops for some extra pizzazz.

nsync singer justin timberlake with big curly blonde afro hair
Those curls though! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. The blonde ‘fro

In 2000, the bleach was out and the curls were in — bigger and better than they’d ever been before.

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Don’t even try and pretend you didn’t rock this look because we definitely did. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. The bandana moment

If you didn’t have a bandana in the ’90s/’00s who even were you? Male, female, bandanas had no boundaries.

nsync at the 2000 mtv movie awards
I-CON-IC. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Cornrow style

Justin’s fling with cornrows was short and sweet, but thanks to the internet his braids have been immortalised forevermore. We’re sure he’s thrilled 😉

nsync singer justin timberlake with a shaved head
Clearly the curls got too much for poor JT. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. The shaved head

RIP beautiful curls. Justin said Bye Bye Bye to it all in 2001 when he debuted this allover buzz cut. Millions of teenage girls the world over went into mourning and life as we knew it was over forever, boohoo!


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