Crimped hair is the latest beauty trend to be revived from the ’70s.
There was definitely some kinky stuff happening on New York’s fall fashion runways. From the shows of Isaac Mizrahi to Calvin Klein, crimped hair ruled supreme in a variety of incarnations, from tightly curled manes to soft, sophisticated waves.
“Crimped hair is the perfect accessory for this season’s Õ70s inspired styles,” says Stephen Hoeppner, hair and makeup artist for The Artist Group in Toronto, Ontario. “It works best on fine, straight hair and looks good on both short and long styles.”
For best results, Hoeppner recommends dividing hair into sections (small for a tight kink, large for a loose wave) and lightly spraying it with hairspray before crimping. Finish the style by teasing the hair at the roots for big hair volume, or lightly finger styling it for a softer look.
As with any thermal styling technique, too much crimping can be hazardous to your hair’s health.
“Crimping, especially when done on chemically treated hair, can cause severe damage and even breakage,” Hoeppner explains. “To avoid damage, do not crimp hair too frequently, and use moisturizing conditioners and styling aids to help prevent dryness.”