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Bad Beauty Trends From the 2000s

8 Bad Beauty Trends We All Tried in the 2000s — and Chic Ways to Wear Them in 2016

Bad Beauty Trends From the 2000s
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If your formative years were during the early 2000s, you're likely still not over some of the cultural phenomena of the time. Mean Girls, Razr phones, and velour Juicy Couture tracksuits are all moments that we adored then and look back fondly upon today. But in retrospect, some of the beauty trends we embraced are not quite worth celebrating . . . and we actively hide any photographic evidence that we took part in them. Rhinestone tattoos and hair chopsticks? What were we thinking?

If you, too, are ashamed of your former sense of style, don't be! Everyone — including stars like Beyoncé and Britney Spears — took part in the wacky fads. Because we love to get nostalgic, we came up with fresher takes on those old looks that are socially acceptable for 2016. After all, while you may have "Slave 4 U" and other hits blaring on Spotify, your taste in hair and makeup has matured considerably since then.

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