Turn up the heat as we have some fab flat iron hairstyles coming your way!
While we all know flat irons can be used to style sleek and straight strands to die for, did you know that they can also be used to create waves and even curls? Yes, it’s true! And after you’ve seen all the amazing flat iron hairstyles we’ve found, you and your flat iron will be inseparable.
So, whether you’re after an everyday ‘do for the office or a party-chic style for a night out, we have 7 super sweet looks (including some natural flat iron hairstyles) to see you through the week with ease.
Cute flat iron hairstyles to brighten your week
Day 1. Kat Graham’s razor sharp bob
When you need a look that means business, start the week off right with this razor sharp bob. An ultra smooth style that will command all the attention in your morning meeting, take your Monday inspiration from the lovely Kat Graham.
Get the look: To get that perfectly straight finish, we suggest prepping your hair with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Marula Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. This powerful duo will gently cleanse your strands, create a smooth, frizz-free base and also give your hair a dazzling sheen – bonus!
Then working in small to medium sections, brush through each section while using your flat iron to get that straight finish. Brushing through the hair at the same time means you catch each strand, so you won’t be left with any kinky sections.
Day 2. Bella Hadid’s curled under finish
By day 2, you may have lost that poker straight style (sigh!). But all is not lost, because you can update your look with this retro number, as seen on Bella Hadid.
Channelling major Pulp Fiction vibes, Bella proves that bobs and bangs are a match made in hair heaven.
Get the look: Remember to always apply a heat protectant when using your flat irons, as it will help reduce frizz and safeguard your tresses from the high temperatures. Our current favourite? The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray.
Once you’ve prepped your strands, section the hair and begin to straighten starting from the top. When you reach the ends, curl the flat iron under. Repeat this process all around for a flawless, uniform finish.
Day 3. Ciara’s half wave
We love how easy yet effective flat iron hairstyles are. So if you’re in a mad rush and need a carefree hairstyle to last the day, you should try Ciara’s half wave hairstyle.
Get the look: To create natural flat iron hairstyles like Ciara’s, start by straightening the top quarter of your tresses. From there, curl your flat iron outwards (just a little) and then continue straightening to the tips. This will create a soft wave that frames your face and add more body to the mid section of your hair.
Day 4. Ashley Benson’s beach waves
Come on, who doesn’t love beachy waves in their hair? Having rocked the look for quite some time now, Ashley Benson has become the poster girl for the carefree style, giving her look a rocker-chick vibe.
Get the look: Starting a few inches from the top of your head, place a small section of hair between your flat iron and, while moving the flat iron down your tresses, rotate the styling tool away from your face, until your reach the tips of your hair.
If you want a more dishevelled finish, allow your waves to cool and gently use your fingers to separate the waves.
Day 5. Rita Ora’s S-shape waves
It’s Friday and you need a hairstyle to take you from office hour to happy hour, right? Then look no further than this fun-loving wavy style, as seen on Rita Ora.
These S-shape waves are a cross between a modern mermaid and 1920s finger waves, and yep you guessed it: you can create this look using your flat iron!
Get the look: Start by taking a section of hair and place your flat iron close to the root. Begin pulling it down the hair shaft (as you would if you were straightening your hair), then alternately rotate your wrist 45 degrees away and towards your face, as you work your way down.
Pause for a few seconds with every turn, as this will create the soft kinks you need. Continue the process all the way down the piece of hair, leaving a couple of inches free at the tips to create a modern finish.
Day 6. Lauren Conrad’s Hollywood waves
Ah, old-school Hollywood waves are the perfect look for any fancy occasion, as they simply ooze retro glamour. And whether you’re hitting the dance floor or having casual drinks at the bar, this ‘do will certainly make your Saturday night that extra bit special!
Get the look: Get red carpet ready by straightening your hair in 3-inch wide sections, until you reach around ear height.
From there, begin rotating your flat iron away from your face (you can also do this curling forwards, just keep it consistent throughout) until you reach the ends.
Continue this process all around your head until you have a head full of tight curls. Allow them to cool and gently brush through, and flip your strands to create a side parting.
Then all you need to do is seal your Hollywood waves in place with a spritz of the VO5 Wave Creation Hairspray, which has been created especially with curly hairstyles in mind!
Day 7. Charli XCX curls
It’s time for Sunday brunch and you want to look your best, so make it look like you’ve pulled out all the stops by creating an ultra voluminous curly ‘do. And while many would use a curling wand to create these hairstyles, flat iron tools can give you just the same results!
Get the look: Our top trick to creating curls like Charli XCX, is by braiding your hair in small sections – the smaller the sections, the more braids you will have, and thus smaller curls. So, we suggest aiming for approximately 10 sections all over.
Secure each of your braids using a hair slide as you go along, before running your flat iron over each braid a few times. Once finished, simply unravel your braids to reveal a stunning set of curls.
Loved all these cute flat iron hairstyles and now lusting after even more DIY looks? Then head on over to our dedicated Straightener page, where you can discover all the incredible ways to use this versatile styling tool!