On January 29, Tessa Thompson attended the Black Panther movie premiere wearing her hair in a sculpted updo that was part pompadour, part 1940s-style roll. The 1940s were a time of highly inventive curled and waved hairstyles, with elaborate pin-curled rolls and “Victory rolls” framing the face. Some of these styles appear timelessly elegant and flattering, while others simply look bizarre by today’s standards.

Click here to see our curated gallery of 1940s style rolled hair.