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19 '00s Hairstyles That Were Cool Then But Are Cringey Now

So many side fringes.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to show us their cringiest '00s hairstyles. Here are their most embarrassing looks...

1. "I loved my mohawk, but I didn't want my employment options limited to Hot Topic or nothing."

— adamjunrein

2. "This is really embarrassing. That hairstyle and the colors didn't work for me at all."

— ashleyc4d1993c2f

3. "Circa 2003, peep the butterfly clips."

— maddied401f503f4

4. "The hair was bad, but the eyebrows... or lack thereof."

— adsoliz88

5. "My room, my hair, my chain..."

— riannat2

6. "I guess I really liked crimped hair?"

— jackiepizza

7. "I don’t even know why my mother allowed this picture to be taken."

— destinyd4ff0ae6f5

8. "I really don't know what is more stereotypical: the double tank tops, the huge hoops, the outward hair flip, or the crazy chunky highlights... My senior pics haunt my dreams."

— kalie

9. "Going to a Jonas Brothers concert in 2009!"

— chessadg

10. "I tried to be 'edgy' with my blue streaks and the Myspace angle gave me a double chin so I'd do this."

— a46cbcff0e

11. "Back from when I was a human bell pepper. Why I thought this was cool I’ll never know."

— emilym4a6be1406

12. "Side bangs I cut myself and straightened when I crimped my hair. It took over a year to grow them out and even longer for me to realize that I should never touch a hair crimper ever again."

— rachellea4c62156b6

13. "White eyeshadow with eyeliner, and a bald ponytail with a skinny headband! Classic 2009."

— sheac410d75158

14. "Peep that zigzag part. Right before going to an Aaron Carter concert."

— maryraines

15. "I was on the middle school football team and my long hair always got caught in my helmet so my mom gave me this sick 'do. I still haven't forgiven her."

— juliaa26

16. "Problems with this haircut: 1) middle part, 2) side bangs on curly hair, and 3) headband serving no actual purpose."

— corinneg4ba563e7f

17. "Rocking that blue hair (featuring Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush, since that apparently was a thing)."

— spookytime

18. "Seventh grade, boxed dyed and self-cut hair."

— evam446a08fd4

19. "Ugh. Circa 2004 or '05. I still cringe when I see this photo. My hair looks a lot better now."

— katied46

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