|Crimping wasn't just for the 80's! It's for NOW.|
If you're one of those girls that perks up when they remember crimping their hair in the 80's they are still available - and if you buy one, I promise you won't regret it! I have a Bedhead but there are plenty of models to choose from. They're always IN.
I wasn't allowed to crimp in the 80's. I wanted to. It made your hair so fluffy and puffy and in some cases you could iron in stars (stars!) and hearts (hearts!) and that sounds like awesome to me!
|Stacey Q - Better Than Heaven was my first cassette and this cover made me fall in love with chunky crimps!|
When I went to college in '94 there was a salon having a sidewalk sale and there was a crimper. I bought it and crimped my entire dorm's hair that night! It was amazing! Nearly two decades later I still haven't put the crimper down.
How to Crimp Your Hair
There is an art to it - sure, you can crimp your whole head, but that's a lot of puff and not the best for everyday wear. What you want to do is pick around 5-10 sections (depending on thickness and length) and just crimp there. I like to do my bangs, the chunk under my bangs so you can see it when I twist them back. The other side for symmetry, my bleached streak, a couple in the back, and then I do some of the underside for volume. I don't always crimp all the way, too. Scattered crimps add fun texture and volume galore! JUST GO CRAZY! Figure out your kink.
I only wash my hair once a week so I'll wear it straight for a couple of days, crimp it, then do bigger messier twists and buns the rest of the week.
Embrace it, girls. You don't have to get misty over the past - rock the future! Join me in crimping!
|Betsey Johnson, my crimped-out fashion muse.|
Check out The Greyest Ghost for some exceptional backstage photographs on chunky crimping done on Betsey's models at her recent runway show.
I'm telling you: always IN.