Monday, March 10, 2014

makeup monday: flat iron waves

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it's no secret that i curl my hair but the secret is i don't know how to use an actual curling iron.
i've been using this 1/2 inch flat iron for years.. and my favorite flat iron has been a cheap
revlon that my mom got me from target two years ago.

my hair is naturally flat as a board. i am part powhatan indian & i totally inherited the thick
straight hair. as my hair stylist says that i have "asian hair."

what i love about this look is that it looks effortless. i personally don't care for "super heavy
hair spray, put together, i took 5 hours to do this" -- hair.

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1. you need a 1/2 inch flat iron

2. straighten hair


3. start at the top and "flick" your wrist to the right to start curling

4. use hands to brush through the curls + "fluff" hair

then you're done!

super simple! i hope the pictures helped with the tutorial!
(sometimes its hard to put into words how to curl hair!)
 but the secrets out!

 i also use brocato's actives for fly aways

thanks to nate embrey for taking this photos!

 x's + o's, chelsea diane


  1. Beautiful! I really love this unique way of curling your hair. Thank you for sharing. (ps not sure if that is a typo but it says it took 5 hours?) http://www.lovelyclustersblog.com/

    1. hi rachel! thanks for your feedback!

      what chelsea meant was that its an effortless style and she doesn't like styles that look like it took 5 hours to do!

      what i love about this look is that it looks effortless. i personally don't care for "super heavy
      hair spray, put together, i took 5 hours to do this" -- hair.


  2. Yay for stick straight hair... mine is as well, and the only thing that will curl it and hold is a curling wand that gets to 400+ degrees. Insane! Glad this works for you though, I'm jealous! :)

  3. my hairdresser always makes flat iron curls look so effortless and then i try them myself and fail at it! i guess i have to keep persistent. thanks for sharing this! your curls are uber pretty.

  4. I love this post (and your blog!)! Would you ever consider making a video tutorial of it? It would really help me see the prcoess better.


  5. Outstanding post! I just love the way you used your flat iron for curling your hair! I have naturally straight hair but I like curls. Now I got the wonderful trick for curling the hair using a flat iron. Superb article!! Thanks for sharing!

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