Let's be real: the '80s brought us some questionable 'dos. Think the whale-spout ponytail, hairspray explosions galore and OTT perms.  Some should just know their place and stay in the past.

However, crimping is now being reintroduced as a form of 'hair contouring'.

Yes, Lizzie, it's back, but with some je ne sais quoi.

If you don't know what we're on about, crimping is basically a method of styling usually straight, long hair in a way that it produces a sawtooth, zig-zag look.

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Britney, Christina and Tyra all had their own level of love affairs with the crimper, going with either partial or full-blown crimping.

And these younger celebs have clearly been drawing inspiration from this retro hairstyle.


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Rock the crimp with a bold floral crown...

Or add a few metallic pins to the mix...

Or simply rock it in a high ponytail, as a disheveled glammed-up look or go for the subtle crimp.

ghd is big on texture this season, with '80s-inspired looks taking centre stage on the catwalk. In response, they've brought out a much-needed ghd contour™ professional crimper. Yaaas!

“Crimping is a session stylist’s secret to creating incredible volume and big hair. We all carry a crimper in our kit as they’re incredible for adding volume and texture, so I’m thrilled to be involved in creating this new super tool for ghd!” says ghd's brand ambassador, Adam Reed.

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The product is exclusively available for SS'17, while stocks last.

Although today's styling irons are gentler on hair than the ones of the '80s, still remember to use it in combination with a lightweight heat protection spray:

Try the TRESemme Heat Defense Styling Spray Protect, R59,95 at Clicks.

We also love the L'Oreal Paris Studio Heat Protection Styling Spray, R79 at Takealot.

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