A few weeks ago, Julianne Hough debuted an edgy new haircut and color for spring that completely rocked our worlds. And while we didn't think she'd change her hair up again this soon, we admire how she stepped up it even further with one little move. Posting a photo of herself in rollers on Instagram last night, she teased us with this caption: "You have no idea what's about to happen. I've been asking for years to do this but have never been able to until now!"
You probably know where this going, so we'll just get to the good stuff. Yes, Hough got a perm. We can already hear the worry bubbling in your voice: "A perm?!? They're back!?" But relax. This is not your mom's perm from the '80s—it's more of a body wave. How does it differ from the 'dos of yore? Olaplex, the hair-bond-strengthening brand in every major colorist's kit, posted the after shot on its Instagram, and gave us some insight into the process.
From the sound of it: The stylists at Nine Zero One salon mixed Olaplex in with perm lotion to create looser, beachier permanent waves. We've reached out to both hairstylists Nikki Lee and Riawna Capri to find out more about the process, and will update when we hear back. In the meantime, check out Hough's before and after shots.