how to curl hair with a flatiron

May 11th, 2011

I’m always psyched for ways to make a single tool take on multiple functions — in the kitchen and when I’m getting dressed.  My flatiron is seriously the workhorse of my beauty routine — it’s my go-to tool for an easy, polished hairstyle, and I use it almost every time I do my hair.

But a flatiron can do more than just smooth, straight locks — it can also give you tight, adorable ringlet girls.  Don’t believe me?  Watch the video, and then try it for yourself!

Tags: beauty · hair

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kristyn // May 11, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Hey!  I was just wondering if you could tell us what hair type you have (fine, normal,…?) Thanks!

  • 2 elle marie // May 11, 2011 at 6:43 am

    My flat iron by Panasonic has a barrel as well as a flat part to it.. the barrel is huge… have you seen them in NYC?

  • 3 Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen // May 11, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I’m obsessed with my flat iron, too. I love that we can also use them for curling. Who knew! Thanks for the video!

  • 4 Katy // May 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Kristyn — Mine is normal to thick!  If you had really fine hair, this would take about 1/3 the time.  But I think the thicker hair you have, the more effective a flatiron will be, as opposed to a curling iron!

    Elle Marie — Oooh, interesting — I don’t think so!

  • 5 Carolyn // May 11, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Awesome!!! Thanks for the tip! I had no idea! Does the size of the flat iron matter? I think mine is a little bigger than yours… it would probably just make bigger curls, right? Oh! And love the feline lipstick! It looks great on you! =)

  • 6 Katy // May 11, 2011 at 11:03 am

    It shouldn’t matter — the angle you’re holding the flatiron at is going to determine how tight the curls are, not the size of the panel!  Let me know how it goes!

  • 7 Carolyn // May 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    You’re right! It’s the angle! =)

  • 8 Sarah Helfgott // May 11, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Katy! I actually have a blog post qued up in wordpress to go out next week that is on this very topic haha. I guess great minds think alike πŸ˜‰

    I usually opt for a flat iron to curl my hair over a curling iron because I think it lasts a lot longer.

  • 9 Closet Fashionista // May 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Oooh so pretty! If only I wasn’t terrified of flat irons….haha…always afraid I’ll burn myself

  • 10 Katy // May 11, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    It’s a fair concern — I have gotten a few really yucky burns from mine!  Between that and our oven, it’s always something…

  • 11 Ayshu // May 12, 2011 at 7:44 am

    This is Awesome!

  • 12 Belly B // May 12, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Ooohhhh I definitely need to practice this a little more. I am terrible at using flat irons!

    <3 Belly B

  • 13 Ayshu // May 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    That’s awesome! Cant wait to try it out.

  • 14 Shasie // May 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I always use my flatiron for curling. It’s great!

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  • 15 beetred // May 16, 2011 at 1:29 am

    this is awesome, i can’t wait to try it! i’m really hoping it’s as easy as you make it look πŸ™‚

  • 16 hair flatirons // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    watched the video and WOW!!!!!…now i have to try this myself…thanks…

  • 17 direct links // Jul 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Que palabras adecuadas… La idea fenomenal, magn?Β­fica

  • 18 Rachel // Apr 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    This is the best tutorial I’ve seen! I think it’s because your hair is almost exactly like mine, except that mine is red and a bit thinner. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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