26 Little Reminders That Hair Was Best In 2002
And it's been heading downhill ever since.
2002 was the year of universally good hair.
It was a year of chopsticks in messy buns.
A year of three-part fringes.
And a year of wet-look spikes standing tall.
In 2002, chunky highlights were in.
Straighteners were in.
And colour-coordinating your locks with your sunglasses and crop leather jacket was most definitely in.
In 2002, Mischa Barton grew a questionable fringe.
Victoria Beckham invented the mum bob.
And Aaron Carter, well, used his natural head grease to plaster his hair to his forehead.
It was the year that Kelly Rowland went for two-tone waves.
Cameron Diaz sported a side pony.
And Britney Spears took style inspiration from Camilla Parker Bowles.
In 2002, it was cool to bleach the tips of your hair.
It was cool to offset a high pony with a fluffy visor.
And it was cool to use your straighteners to create faux ringlets.
But the coolest trick of all was tying it all up, and leaving two little strands of hair just hanging loose around your face.
Nicole Ritchie worked a bob, back in the day.
Atomic Kitten were all about the sweeping side fringe.
And Becks was just setting trends and breaking hearts all over the world.
But now, gone are the days of a red-headed Kelly Osbourne.
Gone are the days of Alicia Keyes wrapping a sarong around her barnet.
And gone are the days of Shakira's potty plaits.
But it's true.
We'll never look as good as we did in 2002.
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