This Is How to Hold Your Curling Iron for Perfect, Beachy Waves

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You know the drill. Visions of Victoria’s Secret bombshell hair pop into your head, but your curling iron skills know only one level: Shirley Temple. Before you give up on your dreams of perfectly lived-in waves (or blow your paycheck on every size curling iron), we’re about to let you in on a little secret that just might solve your wave drama.

The trick: It’s all in the angle of the curling iron. Holding it at a 45-degree angle will give you Adriana Lima-level waves, while holding it straight up (perpendicular to your head) will give you tighter spirals (hey there, Shirley).

Zap your waves with a little texturizing spray, and Angel status is yours, all yours.

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