Crimped hair is one of those trends that no one thinks is going to come back, and yet it always does. Lately, it's been showing up on runways, but the zigzagged look has also been known to grace the heads of Hollywood's loveliest ladies over the years. To honor crimped hair's history, take a gander at some stars who have gotten kinky.
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?
British stylist Umberto Giannini passed away nearly 10 years ago, but his namesake brand lives on. This week, at the Glam Hair Show by Umberto Giannini, models walked the runway sporting some serious avant-garde hairstyles. With dark and bold makeup to match and the lighting set to low, it was all so very dark and twisted — so very Halloween. So gather up the heavy-duty hairspray, an obscene amount of bobby pins, and a curling (or crimping) iron, and see how you might be able to incorporate these wild styles into your Halloween costume look.
Marion Cotillard is always one to wear interesting hairstyles on the red carpet, and her look at the 2010 Cesar Film Awards in Paris over the weekend was no exception. At first glance it almost looks like Marion is sporting a new textured pixie, but upon closer inspection, her locks have been crimped and pulled back into a French twist. Her stylist gets points for creativity, but does this classic updo mixed with a 1980s-era texture get your vote of approval?
It's been a long time since crimped hair was in style, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it may be time to reconsider the crimping iron. Here's why.
The centerpiece of Global Green USA's Gorgeous & Green Benefit in San Francisco was an eco-friendly fashion show. Backstage, stylists from Pureology created cool pompadour-insipred updos and chignons. By using differently sized crimping irons, they created unexpected and edgy textures that felt contemporary.
While I'm not ready to welcome traditional crimping irons into my life, the smaller textures could work for a night out. The show's lead stylist, Natasha Sunshine, used the Sam Villa Signature Series Textur Iron to create the smaller crimps. For the show, they were used all over; for real life, crimping an inch-wide strip would be enough to create interest. Would you do it, or is crimping one of those things that you can't imagine bringing back?
Or should I say wrinkle in a time machine? This 1980s hairstyle often pops up here and there, reminding us that crinkly, crimpy hair will probably never die.
Featured in several shows from Paris to London to New York, the style ranged from severe Christian Dior (upper left) to a more straight down, everyday style à la Christian Lacroix, Ruffian, and Karen Walker. For good measure, Jenny Packham added her own simple updo version, too (lower right). Maybe it's time I dig out the ol' pink crimper myself — in moderation, of course.
G'day, Fergie! The singer (and new MAC spokeswoman) is in Australia with the Black Eyed Peas. It's been a long time since we've seen crimped hair, but if anyone has the attitude to wear them with confidence, it's Fergie. What do you think of this '80s throwback? Would you ever bust out the crimping iron again?