Perhaps the last time you used your crimping iron was when flip phones and scrunchies first became the markings of It-girl status. And with the triumphant return of both those things, it’s no surprise that crimped hair is next in line for beauty-loving, nostalgia-chasing millennials, with celebs like Sophie Turner, Kendall Jenner, and Kim Kardashian leading the charge.
It seems celebrities everywhere have been combing (hah) the archives and have started to emulate the age-old hairstyle, taking to Instagram with photos of themselves wearing their hair how we did at our secondary school dance (albeit less awkwardly).
Admittedly, twenty years on, the style has grown up with us and is slightly trickier to pull off.
The iconic ultra-compact Lizzie McGuire zigzags have loosened to more casual, tight waves, which require just a tad more effort than frying your hair under ye olde crimping iron. But before you cry, "But, that's a beach wave!" the 2020 crimp features more deliberate, tighter waves than regular wavy hairstyles.
If you’re planning to test-drive crimped hair, hairstylists recommend prepping hair with a veil of featherweight hairspray, followed by using either a crimper or a triple barrel waving tool horizontally on panels of hair, pressing down gently and not for too long.