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How to use your straighteners like a pro

Despite commonly being referred to as ‘hair straighteners’, this holy grail hair tool has so many more uses and can help you create countless styles. Let me talk you through 3 of my favourites.


Beach Waves 

Step 1: Prep your hair using L’Oreal Professional Pli, which will work alongside your straighteners to help give your style longevity.

Step 2: Starting at the nape of the head, take a small horizontal section and place your straighteners facing downwards at the root.

Step 3: Close the plates and rotate half a turn towards the back of the head and run the straightener through the hair.

Step 4: Repeat the technique through the head, alternating the direction of the curl by rotating the straighteners in the opposite direction each time for a more "un-done" effect.

Step 5: Once all the hair is styled, dress the hair by gently running your fingers through the waves.

Glam Curls

Step 1: Starting at the back of the head, take an angled section from the top of the ear to the nape. Place your straightener at the root following the angle of the section, close the plates and rotate half a turn towards the head.

Step 2: Glide the straighteners towards the ends, keeping them angled downwards.

Step 3: Repeat steps to complete back section working upwards to the crown - make sure that when styling both sides, the angle is in towards the nape.

Step 4: Repeat the same technique on the sides, keeping the same angle as the back.

moil-glimmer-shine-spray-10Step 5: When you have reached the top, comb back your hair to reveal your natural parting and repeat the technique. Dress using a dressing brush and a shine spray, such as MoroccanOil Glimmer Shine Spray.

Loose Waves

Step 1: Take a small section at the front of the hair, mist with Redken Iron Shape to protect the hair and hold the curl.

Step 2: Bend the hair to form an S shape. Place the hair between the plates and lightly clamp the hair to set the wave.

Step 3: Continue feeding the hair through the straighteners, bending the hair into S shapes. Leave the ends out to give the look a more casual finish.

Step 4: To dress the hair, tilt the head back and lightly massage at the roots with the pads of your fingers to break up the waves and create a boho finish. Finish with Catwalk Work It Hairspray.

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