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Can Crimping Ever Be Cool Again?

Can Crimped Hair Ever Look Cool and Modern?

I remember loving to crimp my hair when I was tiny, around 3 or 4. It was the late '80s, and crimped hair was still very much in style. In the '90s, though, crimping went out of fashion, and became a hallmark of jokes about '80s hair. Recently, the look has experienced a resurgence in the world of fashion, and crimping was all over the 2011 runways. I decided to try the runway look in real life using a small Remington Rocker Mini Crimper ($15) to create more modern, piece-y texture instead of larger, all over frizz. What do you think of the results? Would you crimp your hair for something beside a hair metal party?

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awesomepants awesomepants 4 years
Did you airbrush your skin? It's frickin perfect!
GummiBears GummiBears 4 years
Ehhh...I crimped my hair once and it was pointless on me. Certain areas of my hair looked crimped so all I needed was some mousse and I was good to go. It makes your hair look "fairy" like Miriam.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 4 years
Actually, that sounds like a cool hairstyle. Textured buns are really fun.
KeLynns KeLynns 4 years
I hope it comes back in style. Secretly I still "crimp" my hair by making lots of tiny braids when my hair is wet, but it's usually just to admire myself in the mirror. As soon as I have to go out in public, I put it up in a bun or something. I love how it looks but I realize lots of other people think it looks ridiculous.
pss pss 4 years
You look adorable but I don't think that would work for me.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 4 years
I haven't touched a crimper since 1990, but I still remember mine: a pink Wahl crimping iron. I used to keep it on my hair so long that it got singed. Those were the days.
fuzzles fuzzles 4 years
Somewhere out there is a photograph of me in the 1980's with crimped hair that has, ever since, dashed any and all political aspirations.
Pistil Pistil 4 years
I still think it's a neat way to add texture to your hair. I've crimped the underside of my hair a couple times, subtle... but I lost my crimping tool.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 4 years
Yes, I also remember crimping still being all over teen girls in the 90s and early 2000s. I remember one girl tried a Lizzie Maguire type of look and came to school with one half of her hair curled and the other half crimped. It was terrible. I admit, I have always really liked crimping when it is done in a cool way like it's done here! Sometimes I think it gets a worse reputation than it deserves.
Rouge14 Rouge14 4 years
It looks really cute on you, kind of discreet actually :) BUT...I think I'd have to disagree with you about crimped hair being out of fashion in the 90's because I remember very well how it was back in fashion for teenagers like me at the time in the late 90's, early 2000's and how me and my friends used to try copying the look from Mary-Kate, Ashley and Hilary Duff (who used to wear crimped hair A LOT as Lizzie McGuire). Aaaah, good times! :)
Susan-Yara Susan-Yara 4 years
I think it looks adorable!
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