hair tutorial:: loose waves

A lot of people have asked me to do a video tutorial on how I curl my hair. Goodness knows I've tried multiple times to film my awkward self, but they just didn't turn out great. So, I did the next best thing in my mind: I made a photo tutorial!

Let me talk a bit about my flat iron. I've raved about this Hana flat iron when I first received it from Misikko a few months ago, and truthfully, to this day, I still love it. I'm a very thrifty gal who rarely spends money on beauty supplies, much less hair styling implements, but after working with this high quality iron, I can't ever go back to the curlers and straighteners that I find in drugstores.And trust me, I've tried a lot.

The plates on my Hana iron are so smooth, my hair never gets snagged or fried, even when I curl or straighten my hair multiple times a week. I can't say the same for other the other styling tools I've used before. I've also noticed that I don't need to put any shiny hair serums after I work with my iron, nor do I have to put on a lot of hairspray to get the amount of hold I need to get my curls to last the whole day. I was lucky enough to receive this complimentary flat iron, but when I do need to get a new one, I am not going to bat an eyelash at forking over that kind of money for a quality tool. In summary, make sure you use a quality iron if you plan on using it a lot on your hair to keep it shiny and healthy!

Ooh! What a bulky paragraph! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. And let me know what other tutorials you'd like to see! Have a beautiful weekend♥

36 comments:

  1. I love the photo tutorial. Your hair looks great as always.

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  2. This is great! I've normally tried wrapping huge amounts of hair around the straighteners which is probably why it hasn't really worked, or when it has it didn't have much staying power. I'll have to give it a try this way!

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  3. I'm am at a complete loss on how to manage my hair. I have a flat iron I may try this. But I have one of those cheapy ones so I may need to upgrade. Very pretty. If you had a pin it button I would save it so I remember.

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  4. This a really helpful tutorial, I'm a bit rubbish at curling my hair with my irons but will keep trying, practice makes perfect!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  5. wow nice tutorial:) i AM GOING OUT TOMORROW:p will try and do that hehe

    Enjoy your weekend dear.
    xoxo
    www.fashionmemos.blogspot.com

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  6. You look great in these pictures. So pretty.

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  7. Well now you're just making me miss my long hair - not that it ever looked as good as yours!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  8. I would love to see a vlog of your cute self. But this was great too. It worked really well, I think. Great tips.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  9. Are you wearing a mint green eyeshadow? It looks fab!

    And your hair. Your hair is also fab. But I'm a beauty blogger, the eye shadow caught my eye! ;)

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  10. your hair is so thick and shiny ^_^ nice tutorial :3

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  11. And I am glad you found my blog because this lead me to your lovely blog. I absolutely adores your tutorial. High five to thrifty gals! I am your newest follower, stay in touch <3

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  12. Your hair looks so pretty! I love this step-by-step pictures too, really helpful!

    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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  13. I miss being able to have long flowing waves! The tutorial makes me so jealous of your long hair!!

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  14. your hair looks fabulous, girl! i've always wanted to try this trick of curling with a straighter. you are just too adorable!
    xo TJ

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  15. Your hair always looks so Beautiful. I am Loving those nails too!

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  16. Good job. My hair didn't turn out so well with a straighter, but yours looks lovely.
    Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

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  17. So pretty!!
    Great blog you have, check mine if you like.

    http://justdailythings.blogspot.com

    xx

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  18. turned out really well! i'm sure you looked fine on camera :P but you did a good job with the photo tutorial!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  19. FINALLY! A tutorial on how to use the Hana 1.5" to create waves! I am still in the dark on how to use this beyond straightening! hope all is well!!!

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  20. Very nice and easy! I'll try that tomorrow.

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  21. YIPPEEE! A Laura tutorial! I love it! And wonderfully easy to follow! Now, can I do that without burning the &*$% out of my hands -- yet to be seen, but I'm going to try! You should definitely do a make-up tutorial too (if you feel like it ;) because your make-up always looks gorgeous, but wonderfully subtle (something I have yet to master).
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, lady!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  22. Really cool!

    x
    http://brightandbrunette.blogspot.be/

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Laura! The end result is absolutely lovely <3

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  24. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog. Would you like to follow each other?

    xo Andrea
    http://uskar-vor-inspire.blogspot.ca/

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  25. very cute!
    love how you shaped your bang. ;)

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  26. I curl my hair with my flat iron too! Your hair is always so pretty mine will only hold a curl if I let it air dry first it's very strange. Having the right tool really does help make the difference the nicer ones last forever too I think I've had my Chi for about 2 yrs now, so worth it.

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  27. Awesome tutorial, thank you for providing it! Your hair always looks beautiful so I'm excited to see the process behind the end product. I've been thinking of upgrading to a Hana for awhile, perhaps I'll save my pennies :)

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  28. Hi Laura!

    Gorgeous as ever! beautiful tutorial - this flat iron looks fantastic, i think my daughter Izzy received something similar some time ago, she said she liked it as well - I will keep an eye to see if we can get them in Canada!

    take care lovely

    Ariane xxxx

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  29. Awesome! I have that same flat iron from Misikko and love it! I'll have to give this a try!!

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  30. I love this, I have pin straight hair and have been procrastinating on buying a straightener to curl my hair (because I really stink at using a curling iron) for a long time now. I wish these straighteners were a little cheaper though.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  31. aww you did a great job! I haven't used tongs in years since I learned this technique :D

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  32. This is how I do my hair too. It's great how you have put this together to share the great secret of the wave. I always say to peeps 'this is what you do' but I think it's always good to have a visual

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  34. So many site provide the video tutorial for making hair style but you are all best.You choose the different way for hair style tutorial.
    Best Flat Iron For Hair

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