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Crimped hair is making a comeback: See the look then and now

A type of curling iron is bring back the zig-zag, curly hair look.
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Are you ready to throw it back to the '90s? The television show "Boy Meets World" might have ended in 2000, but nearly 16 years later, there might be a major style note to be taken from everyone's favorite girl-next-door character Topanga.

Topanga's claim to fame wasn't only that she was Cory's No. 1 girl or that she was the brainiac of the group, but we can't forget her many hairstyles — especially her often crimped 'do.

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Well crimped look is having a revival with one of the latest beauty trends: zig-zag hair.

It's got that same kinky look as traditional crimped hair just more spread out. Essentially, it's a modern twist on the '90s look.

But how do you even get this look? It's all thanks to Glampalm's zig-zag iron, which essentially works like a curling iron to create these crinkly waves.

Glampalm Zig-Zag Styling Iron, $185, Glampalm


And this isn't the first time of late that crimped hair has made a comeback. At last year's Paris' haute couture fashion week, it had a revival on the runway.

Schiaparelli : Runway - Paris Fashion Week
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Fashion house Elsa Schiaparelli accessorized their flowing gowns and intricate jackets with crimped bobs, making what once seemed like an iconic '90s hairstyle seem suddenly fresh.

Schiaparelli : Runway - Paris Fashion Week
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Schiaparelli : Runway - Paris Fashion Week
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Celebrities have also been experimenting with crimped locks for a while. Who can forget Britney Spear's crimped hairstyle that she sported at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards alongside then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake?

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In recent years, stars and fashionistas like Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson and Emmy Rossum have rocked locks accessorized by zig-zagged inspired hair.

Rihanna and Katy Perry
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Jennifer Hudson
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Emmy Rossum
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Beyonce, Tyra Banks and Nicki Minaj are also no strangers to the world of crimping as they've all tried out the look in the past.

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Tyra Banks
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Nicki Minaj
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While traditional crimped hair looks somewhat reminiscent of frizzy spiral curls, it's actually quite different. Instead, of being curled, the hair is bent into the smallest of waves using a crimping tool, which looks something like a straightener, but with ridges instead of flat panels. And thanks to modern technology, crimping has never been easier.

Bed Head Little Tease Crimper, $25, Target

Bed Head hair crimper

Gold 'N Hot Professional Crimping Iron, $35, Sally Beauty

Gold 'N Hot Professional Crimping Iron
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Should you want to jump on the crimping bandwagon without shelling out for a new tool, there's always the magic of sleeping in french braids.

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This article was originally published on Jan. 26, 2016 on