The Secret to Pamela Anderson’s Prolific Updo Is a G-String — Watch Video

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Pamela Anderson is an icon for many reasons, but one of the most instantly recognizable aspects of her look is her hair. It’s big, blonde, and perfectly tousled, especially when she’s wearing it in her signature messy updo. The Pam updo is so popular that it spawned countless TikTok tutorials, but according to the star, all you need to get that glamorous bombshell twist is a G-string. Yes, you read that right: a G-string.

Anderson recently let British Vogue take a peek into her bag, revealing the essentials she always has on hand. Anderson keeps a fan for hot flashes, CBD oil for arthritis, and snacks in her bag, but she’s also got a pair of panties stashed away just in case, though she’s not entirely sure how they got there. “Don’t tell me that you don’t have a scrunchie. This is a trick of the trade,” she explains, as she pulls up her blown-out blonde hair and secures it into an updo with pale peach undies. “We’re really flashing back to the ’90s. The tousled updo? Always had a pair of panties in them.” And voilà! With just a few quick turns of the wrist, Anderson is rocking a high bun version of her beloved, much-duplicated, messy twist, complete with a few bangs pulled out for an effortlessly sexy, done-but-not-done style.

Wait, what? The Pamela Anderson updo is held in place by a G-string? But this trick isn’t exclusive to Anderson. People have used thongs and other undies in place of hair ties and scrunchies in a pinch, though it’s fun to see Anderson admitting that sometimes the secret to her hairstyle is in her underwear drawer. (Or, in Anderson’s case, her purse.)

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