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9 Hilary Duff Y2K Hair Looks That Are Trending Again

Everything is new again.

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2000s hairstyles have been on the rise for years. First subtly, with a hair clip here or there, and then all of a sudden with more brazen throwback trends, like chunky highlights or black hair streaks, rearing their heads once again in the pop culture.

Hilary Duff is one of the original Y2K stars who wore all these looks, and wore them well, in the ’00s. Next week, over 20 years since Lizzie McGuire first aired, she takes on another sweetheart role in Hulu’s How I Met Your Father. We can only hope to see some of these current meets throwback looks in the new series. (We can’t be sure, but in the show trailer, we spot space buns and face-framing tendrils!)

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to wear these Y2K looks, we’ve gone directly to the source. Up ahead, see nine of Hilary Duff’s ’00s hair looks that are once again trending.

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Spiky Twists

Spiky twists are an effort-meets-ease hairstyle. You’re putting pieces up, but it is still meant to look somewhat random and playful. (Does this not look like Kat’s hair in the first episode of season two of Euphoria?)

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Braided Pigtails

Braided pigtails have a childish-seeming reputation, but take it from Olivia Rodrigo, if you change the placement, you have a hairstyle perfect for 2022.

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Face-Framing Tendrils

Bangs and face-framing tendrils gives your hair a shaggy look without the commitment of a full wolf cut.

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Black Lowlights

Not a hair color for the weak of heart, the black lowlights look was recently revived by fellow Disney alum Miley Cyrus.

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Pinned-Back Bangs

Bangs are going to be everywhere this year, and while we love the look, sometimes you want them out of your face or to change up your styling. Pinning them back in a bump is a classic 2000s look, but it’s also practical.

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Super Straight

Extra-long, extra-straight hair is happening again, having been spotted all over the Spring 2022 runways. Hilary herself returned to extra-length extensions just the other day.

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Shaggy Bangs

This ’70s feathery bang came back in the ’00s and has since come back around again, especially with loose, flippy curls. Zendaya rocked a very similar shaggy look just a few months ago.

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Headbands were everywhere in 2005, including on this cute Cinderella-esque updo. Today, unofficial headband aficionado Bella Hadid has been seen all around town in various hard plastic headbands and stretchy cotton headbands.

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Multidimensional Brunette

We all know Hilary best as Lizzie McGuire blonde, but you can’t forget her brunette era in 2006 and 2007. Brunettes are having another hype moment in 2022, with “Expensive Brunette” trending as one of this year’s hottest hair colors.

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