The last time crimped hair was on-trend was...a long time ago—the '80s and early 2000s, to be exact. While we do often see attempts to bring it back in style on the runway (the most recent being 3.1 Philip Lim's Fall/Winter 2019 show), we've yet to be fully convinced to wear it again.
Julia Barretto, on the other hand, seems to have hopped on the crimper train already, and she's styling it in ways that are tempting us to catch up. Take her textured strands from the Pure Magic party, for example. Notice how her curls are tighter and more evenly-spaced out? Those are, in fact, not the work of your average curling iron, but of a crimper with large barrels—a "waver," as they're generally called.
Granted that they aren't the tiny crimps people used to wear in the '80s, you must admit that these larger waves are way more wearable! Brushed out, the hairstyle paired perfectly with her sparkly jumpsuit from Mark Bumgarner! An updated '00s look, anyone?
Wearing something a little more casual? No problem. Here's a more casual yet modern way to style pressed waves, as seen on Julia:
If your ponytail's feeling a little too dull, crimping could also be the answer. This hairstyle trick gives it instant texture and some edge.
For a daintier and dressier option, wear your crimps long and part your hair in the middle. Julia gave her mid-length locks a boost here with extensions, but if you don't need the help, just press and go!
Try this look with the tools below!
BABYLISS Deep Barrel Waver Hair Curler, P6450, Department stores; WATSONS Wave Hair Styler, P1199, Watsons