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Shay Mitchell recently shared a picture of her rocking one of her favorite childhood hairstyles, and it has us wanting to take out our elementary school yearbooks for some hair inspiration. Anyone who follows The Pretty Little Liars actress on Instagram knows she normally sticks to the same look: long beachy waves. But this time she decided to rock a wavy ponytail that’s giving us some serious hair goals.

The look for today’s @thetalkcbs! Hair inspired by 'I dream of Genie' and/or me circa third grade,” she captioned the photo. 

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We can totally see both I Dream of Genie and third grade hair here, especially with the slicked-down baby hairs. It had us thinking of other elementary school–inspired hairstyles that have been making a serious comeback these days. Here's a roundup of some of our faves. 


‘I Dream of Genie’ pony

We’ve been dreaming of Shay Mitchell's I Dream of Genie ponytail ever since Beyoncé sported it at the 2015 Met Gala. 

High braid


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A high braid was what you did when you didn’t know what to do with your hair. Now it's a cool trend. Who knew?

High bun

A.k.a. the style your mom used to resort to when she didn't know what else to do with your hair. 

Half up, half down

We’ve been seeing a lot more girls rock this look ever since Ariana Grande made it part of her signature style. 

Half bun, half down

Remember when everyone used to wear half of their hair in a high bun and the other half down? Well, it’s officially back, and Jennifer Lopez is one of many celebs who slays it every time. 

French pigtail braids

Merry Christmas everybody! Good night!

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They were popular when we were eight, and they're back again. Seriously, who hasn’t been rocking this style these days?

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Regular pigtail braids

Hi my favs ????????

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The bow-tie headwrap on these braids definitely brings us back to our elementary school days. 

Pigtail buns

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They were cute when you were little, and they're still cute now.