Crimped Hair is Back -- Will You Wear It?

08/13/2008 at 09:12 AM ET

Cousart/Ramirez/Rios/JFX; RD/Leon/Retna

When we first spotted Christina Aguilera on a photoshoot with wild hair, we chalked it up to an over-the-top editorial look. But when Tyra Banks hit the streets of N.Y.C. to tape her show with a bevy of gorgeous models in perfectly crimped hair, our worst suspicions were confirmed — along with pegged jeans and neon colors, the ’80s revival is bringing back crimped hair. We retired our crimping irons with our scunchies and fingerless lace gloves a long time ago, but considering that we’ve even seen this trend on the haute couture runways of Paris, we might not have a choice! Tell us: Will you crimp your hair? Do you like the look?

Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 60 comments

Rosie on

No, I will never sport crimped hair. It just screams “bad hair day” to me.

Jules on

Heck, no!

Crimp it? - Mallvibes Shopping Forums on

[…] Crimp it? Crimped Hair is Back Will You Wear It? […]

Kaitlin on

I honestly would never wear crimped hair it looks so unnatural like you put a dead animal on your head…I dont think it looks flattering on either one of these girls or anybody for that matter.

Dani on

I’d probably only crimp one or two strands of my hair.

paris on

christinas is out there, and although its good to be edgy that looks scary, as for tyra her hair is okay but i dont like those bobby pins attached to her look, shes not ten years of age

Heather Smith on

No! What is the point of intentionally making your hair look dry and frizzy?!

catherine on

ooh i love it. i used to crimp my hair years ago in 8th grade

Rita on

I think crimped hair only suits certain women, Tyra’s looks good. I have quite long dark hair and am keen to try this look again, loved it when I was a kid in the 80’s, so would like to dare to do it again. Aching arms and ednlessness! I don’t think it looks that bad – come on it cannot be as bad as the mullit!! :-/

I also used to put lots of platts into my hair after washing it, take them all out the next day with a similar effect – better for your hair and cheaper!! (especially for little girls)

Just DO NOT bring back the big shoulder pads – or the mullits!

Happy crimping!

Crimping Iron — get that new again ’80’s look for your hair @ Beauty Minder on

[…] I just read a great beauty bit about keeping your hair up to date as well — with a trusty crimping iron. The “new ’80’s” look apparently is to crimp and tease your hair in a Madonna-esque manner (think Lucky Star) and then modernize it for today by pulling back a few pieces from the face and fastening with a very small clip or bobby-pin. The return of the 80’s […]

Next | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Show All

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,514 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters