Barefoot Blonde

BLOUSE: Equipment // LIPSTICK: MAC ‘Candy Yum Yum’

I have talked a lot about Sally Beauty here on the blog since I am always frequenting them for hair tools and and accessories. They are always my go to especially since there are more than 2,800 stores nationwide, I always have one near me so its always super convenient for me to just pop in. Sally Beauty is having a huge sale on styling tools right now and when you buy a styling tool online or in the store from now through the month of October you are automatically entered in a drawing to win a gift card to purchase a styling tool of your choice. 100 winners will be randomly selected so make sure you check out some of the styling tools!

I am showing you how to do some of my favorite curls today using styling tools from Sally Beauty! I am using the Plugged In Professional Turbo Dryer (on sale) and the Plugged In Pink Gem Flat Iron (also on sale) – if you are looking to get a lot of bang for your buck, these are your hot tools. Here are the steps on how I used these tools to get my curls..

1. Start with clean, blow dried hair. If your hair is frizzy, run the straightener through large chunks just to smooth it a bit before curling.

2. Take 1 inch sections and clamp the straightener on the hair and turn it to the right as you run it down the length of the hair. If your hair is long you may need to hold onto the ends of the hair to prevent them from slipping out. The more you turn the straightener, the tighter the curl will be. If your hair does slip out half way through the curl, pick up where the curl left off but you do not need to recurl the entire strand again, that will just cause further and unnecessary damage.

3. Do that to your entire head and then take large sections and lightly run the straightener over large chunks of just the ends to give it a beachy look.

4. Finish with hairspray and you are done!


*Thank you to Sally Beauty for sponsoring this post

Photos from The Straightener Curl


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  1. Hi,I log on to your blog named “The Straightener Curl – Barefoot Blonde by Amber Fillerup Clark” like every week.Your story-telling style is awesome, keep up the good work! And you can look our website about proxy free list.

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  3. Love this look. You should post a video tutorial, and do you have to use a certain type of straightener?

  4. A friend of mine just curled her hair with a straightener for a wedding this weekend and it looked amazing! I’m worried it’ll cause too much damage to my hair, but my hair will not stay curled with a curling or wand, it just falls straight after an hour- so I’m definitely going to try this!

  5. It looks great! I feel like curling your hair with a straightener is definitely a skill, it usually takes a few tries before you actually get the knack of it. Definitely useful for traveling since it’s essentially a 2-in-1 now (: 

  6. Amazing tutorial! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I use The Proffesional HSI Flat Iron for straightening my hair. I bought it recently from here at an affordable price ($37.99) however its quality is better than my previous hair straightener that was quite expensive. Happy to own it 🙂

  7. I wish I could go for this pretty beachy look, but my hair is so darn straight! any tips for us girls with uncurlable tresses?

    xoxo hails.

  8. Amber, what is the best straightener you can recommend for getting thick, wavy hair straight?