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26 Little Reminders That Hair Was Best In 2002

And it's been heading downhill ever since.

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1. 2002 was the year of universally good hair.

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2. It was a year of chopsticks in messy buns.

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3. A year of three-part fringes.

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4. And a year of wet-look spikes standing tall.

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5. In 2002, chunky highlights were in.

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6. Straighteners were in.

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7. And colour-coordinating your locks with your sunglasses and crop leather jacket was most definitely in.

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8. In 2002, Mischa Barton grew a questionable fringe.

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9. Victoria Beckham invented the mum bob.

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10. And Aaron Carter, well, used his natural head grease to plaster his hair to his forehead.

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11. It was the year that Kelly Rowland went for two-tone waves.

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12. Cameron Diaz sported a side pony.

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13. And Britney Spears took style inspiration from Camilla Parker Bowles.

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14. In 2002, it was cool to bleach the tips of your hair.

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15. It was cool to offset a high pony with a fluffy visor.

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16. And it was cool to use your straighteners to create faux ringlets.

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17. But the coolest trick of all was tying it all up, and leaving two little strands of hair just hanging loose around your face.

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18. Nicole Ritchie worked a bob, back in the day.

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19. Atomic Kitten were all about the sweeping side fringe.

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20. And Becks was just setting trends and breaking hearts all over the world.

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21. But now, gone are the days of a red-headed Kelly Osbourne.

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22. Gone are the days of Alicia Keyes wrapping a sarong around her barnet.

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23. And gone are the days of Shakira's potty plaits.

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24. It's sad.

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25. But it's true.

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26. We'll never look as good as we did in 2002.

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