What Hairstyles Can I Do With a Half-Inch Curling Iron?

Whip out your half-inch iron and get to work.

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Curling irons come in all different shapes and sizes, and each one makes your curl look just a little bit different. Tiny curling irons aren't just for shorter crops. If you've got a half-inch iron, learn how to use it on your tresses to make them look fab.

Make Waves

Create gorgeous, full-bodied waves. Start by blow-drying locks with a diffuser. This will create volume. Then, wrap sections of hair around a half-inch iron. Let curls cool, and bend from the waist to flip hair upside down; give it a good shake. Finish off with a little bit of hair spray to keep your waves in place.

Go Bohemian

If you want your waves to look a little bit boho chic, make a couple of quick and simple adjustments. Part hair in the center before curling it. Once hair is curled, take a section of hair at the part along the hairline and pull it back, bobby pinning it into place. Repeat on the other side. If you want to do a bit more, braid or twist your sectioned off piece before pinning it back.

Bouncy Curls

If you'd rather rock bouncy curls over waves, add an extra step to give your hair tons of volume. Apply a smoothing balm to damp hair. Then blow dry it using a round brush. Next, take one-inch sections of hair and curl them with your half-inch iron. Once curls are cooled, gently brush them out and finish with hair spray.

Curly Updo

Take your gorgeous curls and use them for an elegant updo. Try pulling hair loosely back and twisting it into a curly chignon. Your chignon can be at the nape of the neck, worn up high or pulled to the side. Just make sure to leave a curly tendril or two loose in front of the face to frame it.

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