Remember that moment in The Little Mermaid when Ariel uses a fork to comb her hair because that’s what Scuttle the seagull tells her it’s for? It’s hilarious (also a little gross), but also, it’s obvious that she is being misguided and could have used a more informed guide for her hair care techniques. Well, that’s what the guides on this page are here to provide. Because while you may not be using a fork to untangle your hair (let’s hope), there are some tricks of the trade that can be super helpful when it comes to styling your hair with a hair straightener.
The term “hair straightener” or even “flat iron” really belies the actual versatility of this tool. Sure, it can be used to make your hair straight and sleek, but a lot of people don’t realize it can also be used to transform your hair into a ton of fantastic looks:
- Classic, au naturel curls
- Sexy, slightly messy beach waves
- Beautiful vintage waves like in the 1930s
- Glamourous ‘80s style crimp (‘80s themed-party anyone?)
- Scandi-waves (less messy than the beach waves) to release your inner flower child
Also, for those who like to keep their hair short and simple but want to change things up once in a while, the hair straightener also works for you! One of the guides is entirely dedicated to you and includes step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial that shows how to curl short hair with a hair straightener.
In addition to demonstrating how to achieve certain looks with a flat iron, these guides also provide useful tips like whether or not you should straighten your hair before curling it, or how damp or dry your hair should be. These tips will not only make you able to style hair like a pro, but they will also help you maintain hair health. Other information in the guides will help you choose the right straightener for the look you want to achieve and provide a selection of top-picks for the various straightener types.
Using a straightener to style your hair can seem tricky at first, but don’t worry! With enough practice, you’ll master the art and have people asking you where you went to get your hair done. Our guides are here to help you progress quickly from novice to pro, so whether you just want to refine your hair styling skills or you need to figure out a specific style for an important event or party, our guides will be here every step of the way.