Live in Hollywood for long enough and nothing surprises you. Men dressed as Jesus walk our streets, everyone knows about the woman in the pink corvette, and running into an A-lister while walking the dog is barely even something to text home about. And the beauty secrets? They’re as inventive as it gets.

When it comes to the red carpet, a glam squad can spend hours getting a look just right for only a minute or two in front of the camera — and a whole lot of that time is spent on what many in Hollywood refer to as the “hair facelift.” Spoiler alert: It has nothing to do with plastic surgery.

A “hair facelift” is a unique, multi-step process that can do one (or all) of the following: tighten the skin on the face, make hair appear thicker and fuller, and fill in an uneven hairline. Basically, all the things that cosmetic plastic surgeons can do to create the illusion of perfection.