Hot Hair: Crimped Tresses

Leggings, neon nails, booties, Transformers...what hasn't been recycled from the Eighties? Two words: crimped hair. This crinkly, curly 'do is suddenly, shockingly all the rage (think Jody Watley is somewhere smiling)! From tight Beyonce crimps to looser waves a'la Rihanna, these twenty celebs are styling their strands like its 1987!
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 05, 2011

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Tyra Banks took her tresses all the way back to the mid-Eighties with this amber-hued crimped coiffure.

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Garcelle Beauvais is oh-so-retro with these tight spirals.

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Janet Jackson added a few crimps to her wash-and-go curls for a cute retro effect.

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Beyonce’s wild, bleach-blonde crimped ’do adds major oomph to her already fierce onstage persona.

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Toccara’s loose, 80s-style crimped waves are wildly sexy!

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Elise Neal’s wide, crimped waves look like the epitome of the ’80s “body wave” perm!

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TV personality Teri Seymour goes for an ultra-literal interpretation of the Eighties look.

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Jill Scott sported lush, crimped ringlets in her “Shame” video.

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Sanaa Lathan’s ’do has it all: volume, body, and major glossiness.

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Holly Robinson Peete looks red carpet-sexy with these deeply crimped waves and wispy bangs.

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Rihanna’s waves are super-loose, but it’s a crimped effect nonetheless. So lovely!

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Nia Long pins the top half of her wavy ’do back in a sleek half-up/half-down ’do.

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Kelly Rowland rocked this pre-‘Motivation’ curly/crimp-y wig — so Diana Ross!

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In her latest concert, Janet Jackson rocked another super-sexy, voluminous crimped ‘do. If it ain’t broke…

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Iman’s blonde-streaked waves could easily have been achieved by using a crimping iron!

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Jada Pinkett Smith rocks an au naturale look with these soft, center-parted waves.

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Gabrielle Union pins her deep waves back on both sides for a super-flirty, ultra-feminine look.

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Ciara slicked the front of her tresses back for a dual-textured ‘do that’s ultra-modern.

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