Don't look now but crimped hair is back

Don't look now but crimped hair is making a comeback

Every celeb is wearing your fave nostalgic noughties hair trend

Beauty Crew / March 09 2020

Back in the 2000s, the easiest way to score maximum cool-girl points at the school disco was to leave your hair in tight plaits overnight and let them out the next morning to find gloriously-crimped hair. Glitzy butterfly clips were all that was needed to provide the finishing touches to the look.

What a time!

Now, in news sure to excite your inner noughties child, crimped hair is finally making its comeback.

Almost a decade after the '80s trend was first adopted by the next generation, celebrities everywhere have been busy introducing the trend to the social media age - with a twist. Instead of tight zig-zag tresses, the celebrity set is living for looser crimps.

And, before you say: "But, that's a beach wave," let us elaborate... The 2020 crimp is much more considered than undone waves but a bit looser than the noughties' crimp. In other words - hair that pays homage to our childhoods whilst still earning Instagram points.

Check out the look on your favourite celebs below.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner was one of the first A-listers to style her hair in a nod to the millennial crimp at Justin and Hailey Bieber's wedding in October 2019. As demonstrated by the supermodel, the look is best when crimping begins a good inch or two down from your parting - a trick Kim Kardashian later took on board.

Kim Kardashian

Just months after younger sibling Kendall trialled the trend, Kim Kardashian showed off loose crimps on Instagram. Kimmy K went for sleek waves worn an inch or two from the roots (as demonstrated by Kendall above) and we couldn't be more on board with her glam new look.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner is one of New York-based hair guru Christian Wood's top clients and together the two have experimented with everything from sleek hair ponytail to polished Hollywood waves. But, it's Sophie's latest tousled look which has really caught our eye. We've already pinned this one to our Pinterest boards for future salon chair reference.

Joan Smalls

Renowned hairstylist Kayla MiChele created Joan Smalls' iconic 2019 Met Gala hair look which featured a combination of cornrow braids, larger plaits and loosely crimped sections. Stunning.

Kylie Jenner

While holidaying with a professional photographer in tow (as you do), Kylie Jenner had herself snapped with her freshly done honey-tinged in crimpy waves. And, we can't help but wonder whether she achieved the look by sleeping in the Rapunzel-worthy plait she was wearing days before.

Gigi Hadid

While taking to the runway for Off White, Gigi Hadid wore the brushed-out crimped waves of our absolute dreams. If you'd like to try Gigi's look, we recommend finishing with an anti-frizz serum to tame any flyaways like John Frieda's Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum.

Amanda Seyfried

American actress Amanda Seyfried is yet another celeb to jump on board the crimped hair trend. To complete the look, she borrowed another key beauty trend from the noughties: matte nude lips. Gorgeous!

Curious to know what other hair looks will be big this year? These are 2020's biggest haircut trends.