Crimped hair was huge in the '80s, as the heat styling tool imprinted a zig zag pattern into hair. Many stylists suggest crimping hair at the roots to create the illusion of fullness, but in a twist — you actually hide your handiwork. It's about the root lift provided by the crimper, not the pattern.
Christy Stewart, stylist and owner of CRS Hair Design, uses a texture iron, telling me, "It's basically like an old-school crimping iron." She suggests sectioning off your hair at the part, clipping it out of the way, and then crimping the hair that's underneath at the root. Release the hair that's been clipped and cover up the hair you crimped. "This technique adds texture and helps give tons of volume," she said.
Sheenon Olson, celebrity stylist at ATMA Beauty in Miami, also advocates crimping for fullness. He encourages using a micro crimping iron, telling me, "You can use this iron to crimp the first two to three inches of your hair — typically in the crown area — and then hide the crimping with a thin veil of hair."
Who knew the crimping iron could be such a secret weapon?!