"When I was maybe 12 I really wanted hair like Nicole Kidman with really tight curls, so my mom thought it would be a great idea for me to get a perm," the Glee actress, 32, told Us Weekly at the Marni for H&M event Friday.
"Then they cut my bangs way back to here," she said, pointing to a spot on the top of her head. "I don't know what was happening in the salon that day. It was a nightmare. I was like a poodle for about a year. But it made me the person that I am today!"