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By Jordan Muto

There were plenty of showstopping looks on the red carpet at the 44th annual American Music Awards, but there's one thing that left the beauty world talking.

Move over, bobs and lobs because now it's all about the longer the better, at least when it comes to hair.

Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles
Chrissy Teigen went for a long and sleek look at the 44th annual American Music Awards. DANNY MOLOSHOK / Reuters

Celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Julianne Hough, Ariana Grande and Taraji P. Henson were all spotted on the red carpet rocking ultralong tresses.

This isn't your average long hair we're talking about here, either — it's Rapunzel status.

Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough traded in her signature bob for long tresses at the 44th annual American Music Awards. Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

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And if you're thinking, how on earth did these ladies ever grow their hair this long? Well, it's not using a specific shampoo, eating special foods or getting regular trims that's getting results.

Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles
Just days before, Taraji P. Henson was spotted rocking a bob. However, the actress went for a ponytail that could rival Rapunzel's for the 44th annual American Music Awards.DANNY MOLOSHOK / Reuters

The secret is extensions, celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton, who's behind the striking manes of the Kardashian sisters, explained to Harper's Bazaar.

Why the sudden resurgence for ultralong hair?

"If you go back in time, it's kind of like Naomi (Campbell). The way she wore it, she looked so iconic. It is very dramatic," Appleton told the magazine.

Naomi Campbell hair
Naomi Campbell with her signature pin-straight long hair. Getty Images

He added, "One of the reasons why I did it was because it's such a statement. It's not overly fussy, it's simple."

And that simplicity includes an incredibly smooth and sleek texture.

Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum added some length to her mane for the 44th annual American Music Awards. PAUL BUCK / EPA

"It shouldn't take over — it should be slim and chic. The key part is to keep it really high shine, like a mirror," Appleton said. "When it's overly thick and heavy, that's when it becomes too much."

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande was right on trend with her waist-grazing ponytail at the 44th annual American Music Awards. PAUL BUCK / EPA

And while growing out waist-length hair might feel like it will take a lifetime, you can still get a similar look by grabbing your flat iron and some shine spray.

Looking for a new 'do, but don't want to loose length? These long hairstyles inspired by celebrities are a great source of inspiration.

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So, what do you think? Will you be trying at the ultralong hair trend?

This article was originally published Nov. 10, 2016 on TODAY.com.