Black Crimp Hairstyles

Tyra Banks rocks a Bohemian crimped look.

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Most of us rocked a crimped style back in the day and we probably thought we looked super-cute. But, when you look at your childhood photos today, there's a good chance you cringed at your over-the-top crimped hair. So, don't freak out that crimps are back in style. These days they're much more modern and chic. If you've got African-American tresses, learn the best way to master a few crimped styles and bring your '80s look firmly into the present day.

Subtle Crimp

Wear a crimped look so subtle that it's downright romantic. The trick is to purchase a small crimping iron. If your hair is frizzy, flat iron it first. Then crimp hair in small sections. Make sure to skip the hair spray and the gel. You want hair to be soft, pretty and manageable. If need be, add a dollop of polishing serum to your locks.

Crimped Ponytail

Crimp your hair in a more unexpected place. Start by flat ironing tresses, then crimp only at the crown of the head. Now just pull hair into a ponytail and you're set. Your crimps add neat volume in a way that nobody will guess. You end up with a perfectly subtle but still incredibly interesting look.


If you go for an all-over crimp, keep your tresses in check by working a Bohemian look. Before you start crimping, part hair in the center. Crimp it in small sections. Then, take a section of hair along your part at the hairline and gently twist it back, securing it with a bobby pin. Repeat on the other side of the head and you're all set.


This style definitely isn't for the shy. If you've always wanted to have that creative, artistic hair you've seen on the runways, you'll be right at home with this look. You'll need fairly long hair to pull it off. Part hair in the center and then starting at the middle of the hair, crimp it. Tease your crimps to create even more volume and your fashion-forward look is ready for the catwalk.

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