How To Curl Hair with a Flat Iron

Happy New Year, everyone!

For the second week in a row, Hair Thursday has fallen on a holiday. (YAY FOR HOLIDAYS!) However, I promise to be back on schedule starting next week.

In the meantime, why don’t you resolve to try this new hairstyle in 2009? That is, if you can deal with watching me babble for 6 minutes. (Please try not to fixate on the gross oven burn on my arm – I made this video one week after a Thanksgiving Cooking Accident.)

If you have any questions about the video and/or hairstyle, please leave them in the comments and I’ll try my best to answer to the best of my knowledge.

How To Curl Hair with a Flat Iron from Hair Thursday on Vimeo.

  1. Heather B.

    January 1, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Clearly this does nothing for me but you are inspiring me to get off my butt and do my own hair video.

    P.S. Your voice does not kill squirrels.

  2. lisa

    January 1, 2009 at 8:22 am

    I love this tutorial, and I think that now I can finally attempt to do this!!!

  3. janet

    January 1, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I am so trying this out! Our hair is a similar length/cut so it just may work! thanks :)

  4. bethany

    January 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    hee, you are too cute whoorl. I have tried this, but it takes a lil while to get the feel for turning the iron. At least for me. I think the key is probably length, and wrist flexion!

  5. Miguelina

    January 1, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Loved this! Two things:

    1. I never thought I would need a flat iron, and now I need one. THANKS A LOT!

    2. I love your makeup here! You’re going to kill me, but do you mind sharing deets?

  6. admin

    January 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Of course I will share! (Although, this was filmed over a month ago, so I’m not 100% sure…)


    Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Quad in Amber Honey
    CoverGirl Outlast Eyeliner in Espresso
    CoverGirl Lash Exact Mascara in Very Black (Best mascara EVER and I’ve tried them all…I have converted many peeps, trust me)


    Chanel Blush in Tempting Beige


    NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick
    Chanel Glossimer in Pagoda

  7. Miguelina

    January 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks! I have to admit that I bought Lash Exact based on your recos and I likey.

  8. mel

    January 1, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I’m so buying lash exact if I don’t already have it…I must check…I try new mascara all the time. It’s rather annoying.

  9. metalia

    January 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    And…now I, too, need a flat iron. I cannot wait to give this a shot. :)

  10. Jen

    January 1, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Love the curls and it seems easy enough to do. Thanks!

  11. Chiada

    January 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Awesome video! Thanks so much for sharing! Now I’m going to try this at home.

  12. Sarah

    January 3, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    This video was great. Only sad thing is that I chopped off my long hair six months ago and can’t put this to use. I am experiencing severe hair envy and am contemplating growing out my hair now.

  13. Lyndsay

    January 5, 2009 at 8:55 am

    What is this BS about your voice killing squirrels? You have a fine, ahem, great voice. When I grow out my Cate Blanchett I will try this technique. I actually love the cut, but my grays are so bad right now and i dont’ have an appt. until Wed – I considered a home color job, but then thought better of it. Nothing good can come from home coloring unless your stylist picks out the color for you and you have an extra set of hands to help you get the back. Wow – verbal diarrhea. Sorry!

  14. Darcey

    January 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Love the tutorial – I’ve seen a few, but this is the first that makes it look simple!

    And yes, fab voice to go with a fab girl!

    Question: I have a 1″ curling iron right now and am thinking of getting a larger barreled one for softer curls – what size would you recommend?

  15. kat

    January 6, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    ooh. am trying this! even with my STICK straight hair.

    also i bought lash exact mascara because of you and LOVE it. no clumps!

    and your voice sounds pretty!