Five Easy Flat Iron Hacks

Your flat iron is about to become your best friend. Here are five amazing things this magic wand can do beyond a basic straighten.

1. Pump Up the Volume

5 Easy Flat Iron Hacks

Apply heat at the roots and lift, then hold hair away from your head with a comb to cool. 

2. Make Waves

5 Easy Flat Iron Hacks

Create an 'S' shape as you move from roots to ends, repeating all the way down. Small sections work best.

3. Go Curly

5 Easy Flat Iron Hacks

Flip hair over the iron, run all the way through hair, then twirl to hold in place.

4. De-Wrinkle

5 Easy Flat Iron Hacks

Use a flatiron for ironing out wrinkled collars when you're in a pinch.

5. Streamline Your Makeup Bag

5 Easy Flat Iron Hacks

Depot makeup by placing wax paper over your flat iron. Add the compact, let it heat for one minute, then pop the makeup out. Place it onto a magnetic palette, such as the Sephora Z Palette ($18, sephora.com).

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