I made a little “Get ready with me” video to show you how I do my make-up and hair when I get ready to go out.
When you first look at your iron, you’ll notice two brown lines on the beveled side of the iron. These brown lines are your guidelines!
When you put the iron down, we recommend putting the guidelines on the countertop, that way when you pick it up your thumb will be behind the blue light.
This is how you always want to hold your iron when you curl or flat iron on yourself! 🙂 When you hold the iron up to your head, you want to put the guidelines up against your head. You’ll know you are holding it correctly if you can see the word TYME on the iron in the mirror!
On the right side, you enter the iron from underneath the hair strand like a traditional iron, and on the left side you want to enter the hair strand from above, with your elbow up, and you can still see “TYME” in the mirror, both sides you are always putting the guidelines against your head, and the word “TYME” will be bellow the hair strand 🙂
Left side, the end with the cord is up, right side the end with the cord is down. Once you close the iron on the hair strand, you want to rotate the iron back, so the word “TYME” on the iron is facing the ceiling, and the brown guidelines are facing the mirror. Similar to the motion of revving the throttle on a motorcycle! From there all you need to do is pull the iron forward, very slightly leading with the side of the iron that is up (left side lead with the end with the cord, right side lead with the tip of the iron) maybe holding the hair in the iron with your left hand in front of your body to make sure the hair stays in the hot plates! From there, you can adjust how your curl comes out depending on the angle you hold you iron, and how much you rotate!
Here are a few videos that I love!
A basic iron usage instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=HTjOeCScHN8
A demonstration showing how to make sure your curls will look the same on both sides: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=0L2VPBxjVLw&t=1s
A demonstration on how to change up the type of curl you achieve! (This is a good one to watch once you are familiar with the basics of the iron) 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=aRE7dlmoVIQ