The conversation around classic fashion and beauty moments in movies are often centred around gems that were released in the 90s. Which bugs us a bit because as millennials, we came of age in the 2000s and it was the cultural moment during that time that shaped our idea of style. This is especially true for hair and makeup trends, which took a much simpler approach in the 2000s, leaving hair crimping and grey eyeshadows behind. For this list, we are looking at hair looks in movies from the 2000s that set hair enthusiasts scrambling for barrette clips and innovative ways to curl their hair into ringlets. Check ‘em out...


01. Anne’s Hathaway’s voluminous bangs

Anne’s Hathaway’s voluminous bangs

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006) is arguably one of the first films that young fashionistas of today consider their introduction to the world of fashion. The clothes are iconic, yes, but Anne Hathaway’s voluminous bangs, which she sometimes wore as a waft fringe, certainly is one of the highlights. The look has remained iconic, making countless 13-year olds cut their own bangs and put up cringe-y pictures on MySpace pages. Ah, the nostalgia!


02. Lindsay Lohan’s grunge highlights

Lindsay Lohan’s grunge highlights

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Freaky Friday (2003), the unofficial horror flick 90s desi babies considered their worst nightmare, was more than just a fun weekend flick. Lindsay Lohan’s grunge-y highlights had faux extensions and temporary dyes flying off the shelves immediately. The look was also one of the reasons why you will find millennials now confessing about going through an emo phase… it was edgy and rebellious — very much like Lohan's character in the film.


03. Genelia D'Souza’s ringlet curls

Genelia D'Souza’s ringlet curls

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Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na (2008) gave 2000s teen girls an idea for their first boyfriend, and the bubbliest on-screen debut by an actress, like ever! Genelia D’sSouza’s ringlet curls, styled with a side-parted fringe, barrette clips and hats were coveted and how! Those curls were a direct representation of the character’s spirit and we know that even at 15!


04. Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s layered cut

Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s layered cut

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas looked absolutely flawless in the film. Her layered, face-framing haircut was so cool and chic — a style she seamlessly paired with both golden bikinis and champagne sarees. The movie further popularised the obsession with having a voluminous crown, which seemed to be quite popular at the time.


05. Kareena Kapoor Khan’s baby dutch braids

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s baby dutch braids

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There cannot be a conversation about beauty trendsetters without a mention of Bebo at least once! While we can do a whole catalog of hairstyles that Kareena inspired in the 2000s, it is her Jab We Met (2007) baby braids that deserve a spot in this list the most. Combined with the braided paranda choti she wore in the film, Bebo’s versatile hairstyle was certainly coveted by all for a long time!