I recently saw this post on W mag’s IG account and lost my mind.
It inspired me to do some immediate online research on the micro-crimping trend that I’ve been LOVING of late — and that inspired me to comparison e-shop all the tools out there that could best give me this look.
One product kept coming up over again. A budget model, I may add.
Since I wanted the crimper ASAP, I didn’t even bother to email the brand’s PR, who had been in touch with me regarding NYFW. Instead, I ordered it straight off of Amazon.
In 2 days time (hello, PRIME!), I was the proud owner of the Hot Tools 1″ Micro Crimper. AND I was also only $27 poorer.
Now I still plan on recreating that killer inspiration pony, but here is my first attempt with the device.
I must say, I… AM… IN… LOVE.
And not that I care much about the approval of others, HOWEVER, I can say with certainty that I’m not the only one…
People I know (including a no-bullshit celebrity hairstylist and a beloved beauty/fashion magazine publisher), not to mention complete strangers, were giving me compliments, nods of approval and A-OKs.
To crimp my whole head of hair took about 20/30 mins (same as a full blowout) and in that time I went from semi-skeptical to feeling myself.
In my research, I had read that many women crimp only the roots under the crown for lift (without the damage of teasing) to create the illusion of volume (ummm, brilliant – and damn, where was this thing months ago for me??).
But I wasn’t going for a “did she or didn’t she” effect. I wanted a child-of-the-80s, full-throttle interpretation.
And here she is:
What do you guys think??
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UMMMM, wait I was honestly never a fan of this until now. You look AMAZING. I feel like these micro crimps also had major volume which is always a plus! Wonder how this would look on my hair…
YESSSS Melanie…. major volume! So you can do it at just the root underneath (so it doesn’t show) or do the whole head like I did. I personally love the visible crimp. Very boho rocker. Truly obsessed with it. TRY IT. xoLC