Crimp Your Style

Rock some hot crimps--we've got 2 ways to get 'em.

BY:  | January 27, 2012

From the runway to the red carpet, eighties-style crimps are back, and Nicholas Penna, Jr., Owner and lead stylist of SalonCapri in Newton and Dedham, MA tells us how to get the edgy look in texture.

* Blow-dry hair smooth with a round brush, working on 1-inch sections, and add shine serum.

* Mist with heat defining spray, such as Shu Uemura Iron Design Protective Thermal Spray, before taking a 1/2-inch crimping iron and lightly holding it at the roots of a 1-inch section for just 2 seconds. “You don’t want your roots to be poofy, so the crimps should start subtly and gradually gain more definition as you work your way down,” says Penna.

* Continue crimping other sections to taste. For instance, if you don’t want to crimp your whole head, just add a few accent pieces. Or, for less defined texture, lower the tool’s temperature.

* No crimping iron? Penna says you can get a similar effect by creating small, tight braids after  your shower and letting them set overnight.

 

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