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A flat iron is an extremely versatile piece of hair-styling equipment that every modern woman should have stored in her bathroom. While you might automatically associate a flat iron with smooth, sleek, straight hair, you can actually use yours to do so much more. Whether you want to create flips, waves or ringlets, you can teach yourself to do it using just your flat iron and your imagination. Use yours to create tousled ringlets perfect for a party, dinner or night out with the girls.
Pin up the top half of your hair with a banana clip so you can concentrate on the bottom half. Grab a 1-inch section of dry hair and spritz it with a small amount of hairspray. Clamp the flat iron onto the section of hair, starting with it close to your head. Be careful not to burn yourself -- ouch!
Turn the flat iron about one-and-a-half turns in the direction you want to create ringlets. Keep this angle and run the flat iron slowly through the section of hair. Release the section once you get to the end and check out your newly curled locks.
Repeat in small sections until the entire underside of your hair is curled. Let down the top half of your hair and repeat the process in small sections. This can be tedious, especially the first few times you do it, but as you get used to styling your hair like this you'll feel like a pro.
Separate your hair with your fingers to create a tousled look. Run a small amount of pomade through your curls to create a separated, texturized look. Spray your hair all over with hairspray to hold the style.
Practice curling your hair with your flat iron before trying the hairstyle out for a big night. Practice makes perfect, and this will help you avoid overcurling your hair and looking like an '80s poodle perm model.