You Won’t Believe Which Throwback Hairdo Dominated the ACM Awards Red Carpet
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You Won’t Believe Which Throwback Hairdo Dominated the ACM Awards Red Carpet

You’d think that in The Year of Our Lob 2016, we’d just sit back and wait for a certain hair look from our red carpet walkers. You know what we mean: maybe a half-up, half-down ‘do suitable for mid-length locks, or possibly an edgy updo a la Daisy Ridley. But as awards season taught us, red carpet beauty isn’t always so pat. And truthfully, red carpet hair is where the most out-there experimentation tends to happen. Which is why we’re floored by what the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet has come to show us so far: LLL as the dominant ‘do.

That’s right: Long Loose Locks.

Maybe you’re groaning at our little acronym but you can’t deny that it’s real and it’s fabulous — the look, anyway. And it’s also a total throwback to the mid-2000s, when the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton, Julia Roberts and more showed up with hair a’flowin.’ It’s a look that’s simple, feminine, graceful and even a touch on the Earth Mother side. Jana Kramer above rocks LLL like a champ, but let’s just see what her fellow red carpet walkers have to show for it:

Mickey Guyton pairs LLL with one of the more risk-taking dresses of the night, joining casual with bold.

Kelleigh Bannen does a side-swept braid with her LLL and a peek-a-boo black number.

Lauren Alaina goes side-part + soft curls with her LLL, which compliments her sexy high-low ballgown.

Marin Morris does center-parted beach waves on her LLL, joined here with an eye-catching lavender and lilac gown.

Could we be seeing more of this look on red carpets to come? Who can say. But one thing is for certain: LLL says, “I’m easygoing and chill but I know my way around a curling iron,” and we’re pleased to see its return.

What do you think of LLL’s return? Do you really hate our coinage? Tell all @britandco!

(Photos via David Becker/Getty)