We’ve been fawning over Y2K trends for more than a hot minute. Baby braids, middle parts, butterfly clips—these looks, among others, have been dominating the beauty scene. But this fall, we’re seeing those early aughts moments moving into the background. So what retro renaissance will take its place? TikTokers already have an idea. Think Tumblr, first-gen iPhones, and emo music. That’s right: indie sleaze style is back. Characterized by heavy bangs, deep side parts, and lots of texture, 2010 aesthetics are getting a 2020 revival. Here are 13 indie sleaze hairstyles we’re bound to see more of this fall.
1. Bright Dyes
Think Florence and the Machine or Hayley Williams. Bold, bright, single color dyes are a 2010 fad we’re excited to see back this season.
2. Punk Accents
Emma Corrin is taking on an indie sleaze-esque platinum pixie with a twist in this Olivier Awards snap. Safe to say we’ll be seeing many more short hairstyles this autumn.
3. High Pony
Laidback buns and low ponytails can step aside, the slick high pony is giving that Gossip Girl era preppy-ness we’ve been missing.
4. Tons of Texture
Indie muse meets indie sleaze. Model and musician Suki Waterhouse has the ultimate bedhead—a quintessential indie sleaze hairstyle.
5. Minimal Styling
Alexa Chung was the ultimate indie sleaze hairstyle icon. And to this day, she’s still rocking an updated take on her classic low-maintenance mane.
The chokehold ombré hair color (and Vanessa Hudgens for that matter) had on the 2010s. Two-toned tresses are definitely making a comeback.
From boho floral accessories to Adidas sport headbands, the straight-across-the-forehead look was a total vibe a decade ago. We’re not so sure we’re on board with this one yet but…to each their own.
8. Long Roots
The indie sleaze era had just the right amount of grunge. Loving this long roots look on Halsey—it’s totally on trend.
9. The Bowl
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s frontwoman Karen O is no stranger to the style spotlight. Her heavy fringe bowl cut is taking us back to that late aughts era.
10. Super Deep Side Part
While the ’90s/’00s had a center part phase, the ’10s were dominated by the deep side part. It’s giving MySpace in the best possible way.
11. Heavy Fringe
From side fringe to classic front-framing, blocky bangs are kind of back in a big way. Think your Tumblr feed circa 2011.
12. Dyed Black Strands
Another hair dye trend we’re not too mad about. Emo-inspired dye jobs are the moody answer to early aughts blonde obsession.
13. Boho Waves
Blake Lively’s impact on the beauty industry is encapsulated by the 2010s obsession with boho waves. Overnight braids it is this autumn.