Richard Kavanagh, ghd Australia and New Zealand creative director, agrees. “It might not be something you initially think of using a crimper for but it’s so easy to create volume and bounce.”
While we’ll admit we were shocked when the new ghd Contour™ – a bona fide crimping tool – landed on our desks, it didn’t take us long to get on board. Kavanagh suggests crimping the under-layers of your hair to boost volume without the need for teasing or an overload of product.
“Wherever you need extra volume or bounce, simply take a narrow section (about two centimetres thick by five or six centimetres wide) and add texture near the roots with the ghd Contour™. Apply the contour for a few seconds and release,” he guides. “Do three or four sections like this at the crown area, and brush the un-crimped hair over the top to hide the texture.”
If you’re prepared to try your hand at visible crimping, the trick is all in the technique. “It’s now a lot softer and more subtle,” says Reed. “Bring the trend up to date by avoiding crimping all of your hair and experiment with different sections for a dual texture effect.”
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.