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Are you ready to throw it back to the 80s?
Before you turn up your nose at these tools and put them in the 80s dress-up category, know this – crimped hair ALWAYS makes a comeback.
Why? Because it reminds us of the good memories (hello school disco and first kiss!), it can be worn in a variety of ways from a chunky top knot to a free flowing wild ‘do and if your hair is ever in need of volume, you can just crimp the roots to give it the extra oomph it needs.
Plus, texture always plays a big role in the fashion industry, so an old tool like your crimper has probably inspired a few looks that you see in the windows of your favourite shops. Those bell bottom jeans? Inspired by crimpers. That silk emerald green shirt? Inspired by crimpers. Hell, even those acid wash, boyfriend jeans have been inspired by crimpers.
Celebrities have helped with the hype too. Georgia May Jagger made us fall involve with the kinky ‘do all over again when she sported 70s style hair to Rimmel’s 180th birthday party; Paris’ haute couture fashion week seems to have a crimped hair revival every year and Blake Lively proved that it can work just as well for the TV as it can for the red carpet.
Are you ready to throw it back to the 80s with a crimped hairstyle? Because after seeing a slew of celebrities sport this look, we definitely are and we’ll be using the best crimpers on the market right now to get the perfect style.
Best for root lift: Babyliss PRO Spectrum Root Boost, £45
This crimper features slim ceramic micro crimp plates, allowing you to create texture in the hair as well as replicating a back combing effect without the frizz or stress on the hair. 5 temperature settings allow for use on different hair types, whilst the long swivel cord makes this great for use in the salon or at home.
Best for a full hairstyle: Toni & Guy Twist and Crimp Hair Crimper, £50
Innovative rotating plates allow effortless continuous crimping, while ceramic tourmaline plates help to protect your hair and your colour. Its unique Colour lock technology is developed to enhance shine, smooth hair follicles and lock in colour as you style.
Best for on the go: Diva Professional Mini Crimp and Lift, £29.99.
The ceramic plates are infused with argan oil to smooth your hair whilst styling and heat in just 30 seconds.