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Paris Hilton’s Best Beauty Moments Were Peak ’00s

Looking back on the blonde icon’s most memorable beauty moments.

by Lauren Rearick and Sam Neibart
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Upon the announcement that Paris is expecting her first child with fiancé Carter Reum, we can’t help but think about her days dancing on tables at the coolest clubs, wearing the best outfits, and otherwise being the ultimate 2000s icon. There’s nary a hairstyle or makeup look she hasn’t tried and we can’t help but admire her willingness to experiment with any trend.

Ahead, take a look back at some of her most memorable early ’00s beauty moments from when she was the Hollywood it girl.

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2001, Anand Jon Fashion Show at WWF Restaurant

In 2001, Hilton was a fixture of the Hollywood scene, making numerous appearances, including this fashion show. Her signature blonde hair was pulled into a bouffant, and she wore bright, glittery makeup.

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2001, VH1/Vogue Fashion Award

The smoky eye became a staple in Hilton's beauty routine. This take on the trend came with a glossy lip, and a short, chic angled cut.

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2001, Gen Art Fresh Faces In Fashion

Hilton could pull off any haircut including this super short chop and baby side bangs.

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2002, The Lounge Club

Sporting short hair with flipped out ends, Hilton again wore her classic smoky eye, but this time, she downplayed the drama with a sweet floral hair clip.

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2002, MTV Video Music Awards

Warm eye shadow accentuating her blue eyes and glossy nude pink lips would become another signature look.

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2003, The 75th Annual Academy Awards - The Best of Italy Designer Showroom - Day 7

Hilton matched her bright blue eye makeup to her dress. She again chose an updo with a bouffant, wearing the front of her style in a towering fashion.

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2003, The 75th Annual Academy Awards - The Best of Italy Designer Showroom Portraits

Hilton wore her hair in tight ringlets that featured a hint of texture.

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2003, Designer Jeremy Scott And Special Guest Christina Aguilera have The Passion For Fashion

With her hair puled back, Hilton's daring silver eyeshadow stole the show.

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2003, MTV Music Video Awards

Always the ultimate California girl, Hilton wore her bright blonde hair in a ponytail and had a spray tan to end all spray tans.

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2004, New York Fashion Week - Marc Jacobs Show

The claw clip, the lip gloss, the hot pink nails. Everything about this look is casual, cute, and trending in 2021.

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2003, Billboard Music Awards

Hilton showed us a softer side, pairing a white headband with an updo compromised of curls.

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2004, NBC's Access Hollywood Golden Globe Party

The 2004 Golden Globes featured one of Hilton's shorter hairstyles and her love of bejeweled hair clips.

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2004, MTV TRL appearance

Hilton in a rare hair moment with straight-across bangs.

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2004, Teen Choice Awards

This hairstyle — one featuring wispy bangs and giant curls — became one often worn by Hilton. By this time, she was regularly favoring gloss and minimal makeup.

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2004, VH1 Big in ’04

Never afraid to play with color, Hilton wore a fun aqua blue under-liner look.

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2005, Tribeca Film Festival

Before Lady Gaga made it famous, Hilton wore a hair bow.

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2005, House of Wax Premiere

It wasn't often that Hilton wore braids, and this updo was especially glam. Making her House of Wax movie debut, the star again chose a glossy pink lip.

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2005, T-Mobile Sidekick II Launch

Hilton makes a short cut extra feminine with rhinestone encrusted flowers.

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2006, US Weekly Hot Hollywood Awards

Taking a break from hanging with besties – Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian — Hilton attended this party, wearing clipped back curls and a bold red lip.

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2006, HBO “Entourage” Premiere

A thick headband and side swept bangs combo was another quintessential ’00s look.

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2006 MTV Video Music Awards

With bouffant bangs and a 1960s inspired makeup look, Hilton cements herself as a beauty chameleon.

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