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August 31, 2022

4 Styling Hacks For Flat Iron Waves

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @kristen_o_beauty

Flat Iron Tricks To Step Up Your Wave Game

Nothing is worse than limp curls that fall flat. The effortless waves that have been all over our IG feeds may be seemingly simple to recreate; but, not easy to master! That’s why we’re here to give you all of the flat iron tips and tricks you need to give your clients that perfect finished look. Keep scrolling to learn how to create texture on bobbed clients, freshen up extensions and how to set up your styles for success.

 

1. Keep it simple! Here’s how…

One of your client’s favorite parts about going to the salon for a fresh cut and color is leaving with the perfect blowout or flat iron waves—something they may not be able to recreate at home! Give that extra 10 percent to your clients by finishing their look with undone flat iron waves like Kristen O’Donnell (@kristen_o_beauty)

 

“Don’t overcomplicate it,” Kristen says. She starts creating the curl at the roots, turning the flat iron one full time as she pulls it through the ends of the hair. Kristen uses the Hot Tools™ Professional Black Gold Dual Plate Flat Iron which features rounded edges that provide better grip and control for easier curling. Allow the curls to cool before brushing them out with your hands or a comb. 

 

Watch exactly how Kristen creates flat iron waves on her IG!

 
 
 
 
 
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2. How to create wavy texture on bobs

Chic, effortless styles have been the cool-girl go-to this year, so don’t be surprised if your clients want to leave your chair with this undone look. We’re sure you wave your long-haired clients like it’s nothing, but what if your bob/lob clients request them, too? Have no fear: Keep reading to learn how to create wavy texture on bobs! 

 

  • Kristen starts at the roots and creates a “C”-shaped bend in the hair with her flat iron.
  • She slowly pulls the flat iron toward the ends, while creating slight tension by holding the ends of the hair. As she moves through the mids, she alternates the direction she turns the iron.
  • Kristen finishes by pulling the flat iron through the ends. 

 

Check out this technique in action:

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Extensions feeling frizzy? Here’s a quick fix! 

Extra long lengths definitely require some extra special care. To refresh her extensions on day two, Alisha Jared (@alishajaredhairartistry) uses oil with a heat protectant on her ends. Then, she sets her Hot Tools™ Professional Black Gold Dual Plate Flat Iron to 240 degrees and turns it inward while quickly passing over the ends. This will not only seal the cuticle but also reduce potential heat damage to your extensions. Score! 

 

Watch how Alisha freshens up her extensions below!

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Set up your styles for success by doing this!

We absolutely love a chic updo, but prepping the hair to be styled is just as important as actually styling it. An easy way to do this is to use your flat iron to add a slight bend to the hair before upstyling.

 

PRO TIP: Since Alisha is pinning the majority of her hair into an upstyle, she only passes the flat iron on the face frame saving the rest of her hair from extra heat exposure. Start at the roots, turn your flat iron one full time and pull it through the ends. 

 

Check out how Alisha preps & styles her hair: 

 
 
 
 
 
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