Spring 2013 hair alert: Television actresses resurrect crimping irons

When it comes to hair trends for spring 2013, everything old is new again.

Blame Jessa (Jemima Kirke) from HBO’s “Girls” and “90210” star Jennie Garth for helping to further resurrect the crimped hair craze that took over fashion runways for the spring 2013 shows.

Betsey Johnson featured this for her 2013 runway show during New York Fashion Week:


Back in 1972, a stylist named Geri Cusenza – who worked for Jon Peters  – labored over Barbra Streisand’s hair for a Francesco Scavullo photoshoot for an album cover, and subsequently she created the first modern crimping iron.

Babs and JP

Babs and JP


The new style became an instant fashion hit, worn by celebrities and normal women. Use a crimping iron to add a unique wave to any type of hair. Crimping long hair get the wavy, messy look of women with thick, curly hair or controlled crimping can evoke the look of a glamour goddess from the 20s and 30s.

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth


Crimped hairstyles changed over the years with fashion trends. Though crimped hair is pegged to some wild looks from the 1980s, the hair style is super hot today if you know how to properly use a crimper. The crimpers today are used to create a more relaxed wavy look.

Mix crimped hair with flat-ironed hair for a new fun take on this hairstyle. Watch Jessa on “Girls” below, as her hair has texture and smoothness in this awkward “meet the in-laws” scene.


We recommend Revlon’s The Style Experts one of a kind Twist-to-Crimp Iron. to create texture, volume and, most importantly, height.

You can experiment and leave hair loose to its own devices or slightly tame it into a crazy voluminous ponytail. The sky is the limit with this tool, as the built in dial guides the iron down the hair strand. This iron comes equipped with professional high heat. The easy to use crimping feature lets you simply unwind for instant crimped strands. Bonus features include a revolving barrel, swivel cord, ceramic plates, tourmaline coated barrels.


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