Julianne Hough’s hair has undergone some recent transformation, but we’d be the first to admit her newest update took us by surprise. Pics of the ‘do in progress would suggest that perms — AKA that ’80s and ’90s trend we’ve spent the past two decades trying really hard to forget — are back.

Umm… What?

The Dancing With The Stars judge had us a little (okay, A LOT) skeptical when she posted a photo of herself on Instagram in curlers. If visions of your grandma’s coif started dancing around in your head, you’re not the only one. BUT — the results of Julianne’s perm are actually pretty cool.

Rather than tight, poodle-esque curls, our girl Jules left the hairstylist’s chair with sexy beach waves.

Of course, when thinking of perms, “tacky” is probably not the only word that springs to mind — “damaging” may be another. BUT, Julianne also mentioned that Olaplexthat miracle haircare product that works wonders on dyed hair — was also used by the hairstylists at the West Hollywood salon Nine Zero One to prevent the sometimes destructive chemical hair procedure from frying her locks.

So, instead of waking up to chunks of blonde hair on her pillow, Julianne now wakes up to enviable, wavy bedhead just in time for spring… blowing our minds along the way.

So, what do you think: Is a perm in your near future? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t InStyle. Photos via @juleshough, @ninezeroone and Joe Scarnici/Getty)