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Trend on trial: Can crimping really be cool again?

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Stylist Beauty Team
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Crimping is back and according to the aw17 runways of Alexander McQueen, and Rebekka Ruetz, it’s pretty cool the second time around.

After years in the beauty wilderness, can the 80’s trend really work now? Stylist’s beauty team finds out…

Verdict: All over crimping can still be a little fingers-in-a-plug-socket scary and starting at the root is a definite no no. Working on mid lengths and ends though it gives a surprisingly effective volume boost to fine hair and is very wearable. Still feeling scared? Try just one section for a flash of texture or pull hair into a ponytail and crimp the ends. If you want to get more value out of a crimper purchase you can also use it for hidden volume, crimp close to the roots at the crown and smooth top layers over for a bouffant effect that’ll last longer than backcombing. We used the Ghd Contour Professional Crimper,£95, and the BaByliss Pro Crimper 210, £18.