Day 25- Straightener Curls

Today’s I’m featuring Micah Folsom Photography!  Do you not love these pictures or what?  Remember the photo shoot you guys helped me win?  Yeah, these are some of those!  I’m totally in love with her style of photography every image is so bright and crisp.  She’s a magician with light.  Go check her stuff out here.

These are what my curls look like when I curl with a straightener.  It took me my entire college career to figure out how to do this but I was just challenged back then.  It’s actually really simple you’ve just got to know the technique.  It’s all in your wrist!  After you’re done curling make sure to run through the curls to separate them.

So this video- PAIN IN MY BUTT!!!  It was really long.  And boring.  So I edited it a bit and put some music to it.  Then youtube said the music was copy-written.  BLAH.  So I had to start over.  You guys better enjoy this!  I’ve shortened it a lot, but the original video was 15 minutes.  Not bad huh?!

A few things to keep in mind:
1.  It’s all in the wrist
2.  Don’t be perfect with it.  It looks better messy and tangled
3.  Hairspray and rat.  That’s the key to the volume people
5.  Curl your hair AWAY from your face.  You want to switch the direction every now and again so that the curls don’t stick together.  But around the face- curl it AWAY.


In order to view this video you must have the password which can be found right before the table of contents in the Ultimate Hairstyle Handbook.  The video tutorials that accompany this series of styles are a bonus for those who purchase my hairstyle book.  To find loads of free videos make sure to checkout my YouTube channel!

Abby Smith

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14 thoughts on “Day 25- Straightener Curls

  1. I just found your blog and I have started following it from my twitter account I believe! however, I can’t get the video tutorials to work! Love love love all you’re hairstyles. I can’t wait to try some out.

  2. Abby, i love all of your inventive hairstyles and creative do’s! i really like to do my hair in a billion diffrent ways, straigt, wavy, curly, scrunch, up, down, all around really 🙂 my hair is really long too. with all of these things my long blonde locks are getting pretty frazled! do you use any shampoo or protective sprays that could prevent split ends or at least help my hair recoop?
    i love your blogs, thanks so much!

  3. Sarah, that’s how my curls were forever. It takes a lot of practice. But if you notice, my hair really isn’t super curly until the ends either. But if you straighten the ends it sort of pushes the curls up… ??? Maybe?! Keep practicing though because mine didn’t become perfect over night! And Samantha, I have no idea!!!! Have you ever tried rags? I know that’s probably really time consuming but if you wanted your hair curly…?? I just haven’t had a problem with mine not curling… I’m so sorry!! If I learn of anything I’ll be sure to let you know!

  4. My hair never holds a curl, whether I use and iron, hot rollers, product and dirty hair whatever. I can never get it hold for more than 20 mins. I have thick straight hair, any suggestions?

  5. I tried this yesterday, and I don’t know what I did wrong, but only the ends of my hair was curled. I started from the top of my chunk of hair, twisted the flat iron, and kept it twisted as I went down my chunk of hair. My hair looked great, but it was only curled at the bottomm. Any suggestions?

  6. You are so simple and bautiful. I love your post’s! Thank you for all these pictures and ideas for hair! And sorry for my bad english!
    Bye, Rea!

  7. i just found your blog – and LOVE it! my hair needs to be just a TAD longer to do most of these but that doesn’t mean i’m not trying! 🙂 thanks for all the tutorials!

  8. So love that I found your site!! Your hairstyle a day is wonderful!!

    I have a very fashionable giveaway coming up on the 1st! You won’t want to miss it!

    Art by Karena

  9. ahhh i just found your blog! this is amazing! i’m seriously regretting cutting all my hair off right now! i’m going to do a post linking back to you today (i hope that’s okay..) this gives me the PERFECT idea of what to blog about. thanks xox