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Pamela Anderson’s Iconic ‘Pammy Updo’ is Back – Here’s How to Get the Look

Pamela Anderson with her hair in an updo in the 1990s
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Whether it’s due to her upcoming Netflix documentary, her HGTV Canada dream home or the Hulu series Pam & Tommy, Pamela Anderson is on many of our minds right now. Case in point? Anderson’s iconic throwback hair look (AKA, as Glamour UK calls it, the “Pammy Updo”) is the latest 2022 hair trend to take off in our hearts, and on TikTok.

The signature updo — a messy bun stacked up high on the head with long pieces of curled, face-framing hair hanging down blending in with bangs — gives the perfect amount of classy and carefree, and looks even more iconic with Anderson’s bleach blonde locks. The modern resurgence of the look likely has a lot to do with the show Pam & Tommy, where actress Lily James rocked a perfect recreation of the look in many episodes —and we’re here for it.

Related: Throwback style? Our favourite trending hairstyles of 2022 are a nod to the past.

How to recreate the iconic Pamela Anderson updo

Most tutorials for the look follow a similar routine: beginning with messy curls in your hair (this part is the key), pulling those curls into a high ponytail, leaving out those face-framing pieces and bangs if you have them. 

Once your hair is secured in that ponytail, loop it into a bun and pin selected pieces in place — the messier the better. Re-curl any pieces that may not look up to par, then tug out and loosen pieces to give it the full messy look. 

Finish it off with hairspray, and the star’s iconic thin brow to add even more of that signature Pam look that we know and love.

Related: The worst celebrity couples we’re still trying to forget.

Fans have been recreating the ‘90s Baywatch star’s look recently, with tutorials flooding TikTok with the hashtag #pamelaandersonhair — and it’s safe to say today’s celebrities are fans, too. Kim Kardashian was recently seen sporting the look, and Cardi B rocked the signature Pam-inspired hair on Instagram.  


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Want to get the Pammy Updo? Grab your curling iron and clip-in extensions and get practicing — we’ve got a feeling this look isn’t going away anytime soon.


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