Corkscrew Curls Is The Hairstyle To Have RN

An 80s trend we can finally get onboard with


Corkscrew curls have a habit of conjuring two images.

Numero uno: That bad perm our mum got in the 80s.

Numero dos: The iconic Princess Diaries scene where she exclaims "I look like a poodle".

All in all, we've never really drifted off to a corkscrew curls fantasy, preferring instead to frazzle the living daylights out of them with a set of GHDs.

So, you can imagine our surprise when we slowly, but surely started to see the return of tight corkscrew curls, and the even greater surprise when we didn't hate it.


It all started during the SS17 show season, when fashion houses like Gucci and Altuzarra started showcasing all kinds of curly, crispy, ringletty goodness.

Gucci SS17

But we also have the Hadid sisters to thank for this, as they are all over this hairstyle and naturally, made it look incredible.

still goin🖤

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About a week ago, Bella uploaded a saucy snap of her dark black locks looking very curly whirly, wearing a tight black body and matching black boots. Fair to say, it looked FIERCE (and all kinds of Sandy from Grease cool).

sundays ... 🌹☕️🍳🥓

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A few days later Gigi seemingly copied her little sis, giving off major 80s Madonna vibes with her hair tied up in a bow.

Serious trend alert status. We quickly delved into more research, (*cough* Instagram stalking) and after a few scrolls we were thoroughly obsessed.

Not only do the wild tresses give you 'I woke up like this' vibes that even Beyoncé would be proud of. The retro curls finally give us a 80s look we can actually werk this season.

It looks sexy, playful, effortless and even magical if you have pastel coloured hair. So, letting your hair run wild seems like a no brainer right now. Volume? Check. Wow-factor? Check. No bad hair days ever again? Check.

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