You don't always need a curling iron to get wonderful curls! Next time you are looking for a new, fun hairstyle, pull out your flat iron and get these amazing results!
Hair style was done by Sharelle Loudd at Beautique Salon in San Jose, CA. She was awesome enough to demonstrate this technique while we documented the process. Any mistakes are ours.
Beautiful photography by audreyobscura!
Step 1: What you'll need
Step 2: Comb Out and Pin Up Hair
Take half inch section from the nape of her neck, spray with oil sheen. Oil sheen helps with glide of the flat iron over the hair. Go ahead and smooth the oil sheen through the body of the hair.
Tips for Curling Hair:
- Wrap as if you were using a curling iron (don't close the flatiron completely).
- Use less heat for blonde hair and scale up as hair darkens.
The way you can tell if you're putting enough heat in with the flatiron,
feel your hair. It should feel warm, which lets you know that the heat is reaching all of the hair.
- Can't put too much hair in at once, or it'll be too tough to
- Don't do the tips of your hair until the end, as they require the least amount of heat to retain the curl.
Here is just the motion you will be using as you twirl you wrist to turn the flat. Check your pulse, twist, look at your watch, twist, repeat:
Step 3: The Basics of the Curl
Take flatiron and use it underneath your hair. You will be twirling your wrist around while holding the hair with your other hand when making the turn. So you are turning the flat iron, not the hair around the flat iron.
As you can see in these gifs, you aren't wrapping all of your hair around the flat iron like you would with a curling iron. Instead you wrap just part of the hair and slowly and carefully pull it down the length of the hair.