It's early September, and millions of teens are rushing the halls of their high schools after a long, hot summer. Though it's been ages since we donned our graduation caps and gowns — and there's a whole lot we don't miss about being 17 — we can't help but feel a bit nostalgic for the days of Friday-night football and secret locker notes. It doesn't help that so many beauty trends lately are inspired by the '90s and early aughts.
That's why we decided to take a stroll down memory lane and check in with our former classmates. You know who we're talking about — the skater girls, the goth ladies, the prom queens. The cliques we either desperately wanted to be in, or tried our hardest to avoid. What we didn't realize at the time, but do now, is that each group had a pretty rad hair-and-makeup game. Click through the slides ahead to relive yearbook-photo day. Hey, it might inspire you to call up that friend you've lost touch with from third-period chem.
Photographed by Tom Corbett; Styled by Bethie Girmai; Hair by Mischa G/Bumble & Bumble; Makeup by Jenny Smith/NARS Cosmetics; Nails by Jini Lim; Set Design by Alex Brannian at Bernstein & Andriulli; Modeled by Talia Arochas; Modeled by Hannah Nuñez at Elite; Modeled by Jani Lucin ; Modeled by Mallory Merk at New York Model Management ; Modeled by Ellis Clare at Request Models