This is Hanna Angelica Rosales De Castro ("It's quite long, I know," she joked to BuzzFeed News). She's now 17 years old and living in Pearland, Texas.
When she was 8, De Castro and her cousin Jennifer were enrolled in a dance class where instructors told parents the girls needed to be dressed uniformly for a class photo. Her mom was also told to style their hair "half up, half down." She said she and her mom only recently realized this is what that description meant.
But in 2000, this is how her mom interpreted it. Half up, half down.
"Both of our moms didn't know what that meant and so it resulted in [this]," De Castro explained, showing the throwback photos of her and Jennifer.
"I myself didn't know what a half up, half down hairstyle was back then, so I was unaware of the mistake and went along with it," she added.