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Winona Ryder refers to career 'comeback' in dramatic new shampoo commercial

Winona Ryder became the newest brand ambassador for L'Oreal' Paris hair products in an attention-grabbing new ad.
by Chrissy Callahan / / Source: TODAY

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Winona Ryder and L'Oréal Paris love a good comeback story. The “Stranger Things” actress joined forces with the beauty brand for a new ad that puts a spotlight on reviving damaged hair.

Ryder launched the campaign during Sunday night’s Golden Globes with a commercial for the brand's Elvive hair care line. In it, Ryder runs her hands through her shiny hair, and preps for what looks like a big moment on stage. “Everyone loves a comeback,” the she says in the narration. “Damaged hair deserves one, too.”

The actress knows a thing or two about comebacks. Ryder made her film debut in "Lucas" in 1986 and reached stardom in her teens thanks to roles in hit films such as "Heathers," "Beetlejuice" and "Edward Scissorhands."

Winona Ryder in Heathers movie photo
Ryder starred in the cult film "Heathers" in 1988.Everett
Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice photo
The actress starred in 1988's hit film "Beetlejuice."Everett

Ryder quickly became a household name, and even took home the best supporting actress Golden Globe award in 1994 for her work in "The Age of Innocence."

Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands photo
She starred alongside Johnny Depp in "Edward Scissorhands," 1990.Everett

After being convicted for shoplifting in 2002, though, Ryder took a break from acting, and only slowly started to trickle back onto the scene a few years later. When she was cast as Joyce Byers in the now hugely popular Netflix show "Stranger Things," Ryder's gradual comeback was officially complete.

She's kept it interesting along the way, too. At last year's SAG Awards, Ryder caused a funny stir with the hilarious facial expressions she made during a speech by "Stranger Things" co-star David Harbour. The actress has also spoken out about aging in Hollywood, saying, "I love getting older."

Now as a spokeswoman for the hair line, Ryder is talking about a different kind of comeback — specifically, solutions for reviving damaged hair due to heat tools, coloring or dryness.

L'Oréal Paris spokeswomen Aja Naomi King and Camila Cabello will also join Ryder over the next few months in ads of their own.

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