The 2000s are back: Y2K hairstyle trends

Y2K trends are back and taking over the internet! Although you may be having flashbacks to some cringey 2000s looks, we promise these are not them. Y2K hairstyles have made a major comeback and are now some of the most iconic and fashion-forward looks worn by celebs and content creators. And we can’t say we’re mad…

Keep reading for some inspiration and motivation to try one of these Y2K comeback looks.


Crimp it

Y2K hairstyles: Crimped hair
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You may have noticed ‘mermaid waves’ popping up in your feed a little more than usual… Well, that’s because it’s one of the Y2K-inspired trends making a major comeback. Crimped hair was a 2000s classic that almost every pop star at the time loved to rock.

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Before getting your crimp on, don’t forget to spray the TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray over the lengths of your hair. Because we may love the styles, but no one wants the 2000s’ heat damage.


Spiked bun

2000s Spiked bun
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Another Y2K pop star fave (shout out to Gwen Stefani) is the spiked bun hairstyle. Letting the ends of your hair stick out of a bun creates an edgy look that we just can’t help but love!

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To keep your ends looking good and holding their spiky shape, spray them with some of the TRESemmé Extra Hold Styling Hairspray.


Beads, beads, beads

Braids and beads hairstyle
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Y2K looks are about the style but also the accessories that make the style! And beads are definitely part of these iconic accessories. Adding beads to braids is one of our personal fave 2000s looks. With the likes of Alicia Keys making everyone fall in love with them.


Face-framing tendrils

Y2K face framing tendrils
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An oldie but a goodie that we’ve probably all tried is this face-framing tendrils hairstyle. Whether they’re paired with a ponytail or a bun, we love how flirty the tendrils make your look. All you need to do is take out two thin pieces of hair from the front of your hairline and leave them loose to fall on either side of your head.


Middle path & accent braids

Middle path and accent braids
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Similarly to the tendrils, the middle path and accent braid combo is a Y2K throwback that oozes style. Separate your hair into a middle path and create a few thin braids on either side of your hair.

Your accent braids may be making the statement, but the rest of your hair should still look snatched. To keep your hair looking its best, prep with the Organics Repair & Care Shampoo and Conditioner infused with Shea Butter. The Shea Butter will help to nourish and moisturise each strand for healthier looking hair.


High half-up, half-down ponytails

Y2K half up hairstyle
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We can’t mention 2000s trends without bringing up at least one Spice Girl. Baby Spice’s iconic high half-up, half-down ponytails are back. Rock this look with natural curls or sleek straight hair, either way we can promise you that it will never not look cute!

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