You know I’m a tad obsessed with creating the perfect waves, right? I mean, I’ve done the traditional curling iron wave, the clipless curling iron wave, the flat iron wave…well, it’s a new year and I’m trying a new tool for my waves, The Ion Titanium Pro Multi Styler. This year I’m obsessed with a super undone, casual wave with bangs – think a melding of Francoise Hardy and Brigitte Bardot.
The search for a new tool really stemmed from the fact that since the bangs are back, I occasionally need to use a flat iron, which wasn’t the case pre-bang. When I saw this all-in-one tool, I got really excited because my bathroom storage is practically non-existent and you know I love to simplify, and this is essentially a curling iron and flat iron in one. So! I decided to give it a whirl, and I’m really loving the messy casual waves it creates.
Take a look for yourself. (This tutorial will also work for those of you with traditional flat irons!)
The technique of curling your hair with a flat iron is really simple, once you get the hang of it. Also, if a video tutorial is your thing, check out this one I did about 5 years ago. I had to laugh a little bit at the quality of the video…what can I say, I was a newbie back then.)
Okay! So, here’s the technique. Grab a 1-inch section of hair.
Clamp your flat iron down on the hair about mid-shaft.
Rotate the iron 180 degrees and then slowly pull downwards while twisting your wrist. That’s it!
Let me show you how I do it. First, I section off the top half of my hair and begin working through the bottom layer.
Then I let down more of my hair and begin again.
After you get used to twisting the iron, you can get through your hair super fast.
Now, the VERY BEST thing about this particular iron is that you can use as a flat iron as well. Let’s say you accidentally curl a section way too tight.
No worries, my friend. You can flat iron that crazy curl right out. #thumbsup
After working though my hair, I was left with a little Hardy/Bardot hybrid style.
I can’t get enough of the messy waves and bangs for 2015. New bangs, new waves, happy girl.