Welcome to 1982. The story follows the dysfunctional family of the Dicksons. They're new in town, and apparently, curly hair is the biggest thing around here. Aurelie, one of the kids, really want to look cool and begs her mom and dad to let her do something weird with her hair. They say yes, and the result turns out to be a disaster. The local girls start to pick up on her, forcing the girl to push herself to the limit. Together with another outsider, a black girl, she decides to prove to these bullies that you don't mess with the Dicksons. High school is tough, but it also teaches kids how to stand up for themselves and be strong. Aurelie is going to learn that first-hand.