The early 2000s gave us a lot to remember from a beauty perspective — chunky highlights, frosted lips, blue eyeshadow, side bangs — and thanks to Links”>Ashley Tisdale’s throwback photo on Instagram, it’s all coming back to us. She uploaded a snapshot from her High School Musical days in 2007 during a visit to MuchOnDemand in Toronto, Canada. The hairstyle features choppy (and we mean very choppy) layers, a side bang, and, best of all, her blond hair with chunky brown highlights.
“At much music, remember when this hair color was a thing,” her caption read. “Blonde with black stripes.” We remember it well. The contrasted chunky highlights remind us of another ’00s star, Links”>Avril Lavigne, and judging by the comments, Tisdale’s fans seem to agree.
In case you missed it, chunky highlights are making a comeback this year. In March, Jennifer Lopez debuted her own version of the hair color with caramel-blond highlights. While we don’t know if the drastic look will be reappearing anytime soon, we can’t say Tisdale’s throwback picture doesn’t make us nostalgic.