4 Summer hairstyles with a flat iron
1. SOFT WAVES : Curling irons tend to create ringlets and bouncier curls. If you want soft waves, try using your flatiron to give you a more muted version of the classic curly style.
Use your flatiron exactly as you would a curling iron: clamp the end of a section of hair between the plates of the iron, and roll the iron up the hair toward the scalp. The hair will wrap around the outside of the flatiron. Release for soft waves that you can let hang loose or style into an updo.
2. FLIPPED ENDS : A timeless hairstyle is straight tresses with the ends flipped up. This look can be done in a retro style, with a bigger flip on the ends, or a modern look, with a softer, less bouncy flip.
On one section of hair, run the flatiron over the bottom 1/3 of the hair shaft. At the end, while the hair is still clamped in the flatiron, roll the flatiron upward, just as you would do with a curling iron when curling hair. Stop when about two to three inches of hair are rolled around the iron. Release and repeat on all hair until you have a flip on the ends. This works best on hair that is at least chin-length or longer.
3. POKER (STRAIGHT) PONYTAIL : For an easy look that takes less than 5 minutes to create, opt for a straight, sleek ponytail.
Pull all hair back and secure in a ponytail with a hair elastic. Divide hair into three sections (more if you have thick or a lot of hair) and run the flatiron from the base of the ponytail to the ends. You’ll have a straight, smooth ponytail that goes from day to evening with minimal effort.
4. STRAIGHT FAKE BANGS : Those with exceptionally curly or wavy hair will enjoy this twist to their everyday look.
Separate a section of your hair at the crown with a comb. Straighten out this section quickly with your flat iron. Tie this section of hair back with a hair band or bobby pins. Drape hair forward, so that the ends of this section of hair hit your forehead at the desired length of your bangs. The length of your hair will determine how far back this hair will need to be arranged. If you need to, flat iron the ends of the hair section that you have tied and pinned so that it hangs flatly over your forehead.
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