In the ’80s, hair was loose and wild, fashion was bold, and we were free to express our individuality without input from social media. And while we love high-waisted jeans, glam rock, and partying like it’s 1999, some trends from the decade are so cringy that we die of second-hand embarrassment just thinking about them. Case in point: crimped hair. But just like all the biggest styles of the past, crimped locks are back for another run.
This time around, the razor-sharp zig-zagged grooves that adorned hair in the ’80s have transformed into a more elegant, loose, and bendy wave that feels a little more beach babe, and a little less Cyndi Lauper. Now, this is a trend we can get behind. With that in mind, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about hair crimpers and how to achieve today’s easier, more modern iteration of the infamous ’80s beauty trend.