How To Use Straighteners

Beauty Oct 4

When arriving for castings or fashion parties, models always need to look their best. Straighteners are an essential tool for achieving an on trend hair style, or simply adding a little polish to your look. In the next of our series on model secrets to style, we share how to get the most out of your straightener.

Before you start

If you have sensitive hair, start by applying a heat protector or a silicone-based thermal protect product to damp hair. Using your Rowenta for Elite Model Look hair dryer in one hand and a paddle brush in the other, dry controlled sections of the hair.

Flat out

By using a hairdryer to help the straightening process before you start, it keeps volume in the root. If the roots are nice and smooth from blow drying, you can concentrate on straightening the ends.

Working in sections

Section the hair at the top of your head to create a half-ponytail or bun, and secure with a pin or clip. Start by working at the base of the scalp first. Follow the straightening iron from roots to ends of each section, gliding the straightener downwards in smooth, controlled movements.

Pro tip: Get straight hair in one

As you straighten the hair, run a fine comb through each section of hair at the same time. This will make sure that all the hair is in line as it passes through the straightener. 


Once you have taken your hair sections down, go back over any visible bumps or waves with the straightener. Finish with a polishing control crème on top, and a light spray with hairspray.

New for 2016

This season, the straightened look was seen on the catwalks. A dramatic, poker straight look was seen at H&M. The wet look was also spotted at Diesel, Carven and Louis Vuitton - apply a little high shine product like hairspray or gel to the root, and comb back. Alternatively, at Givenchy and Chloé, straightened hair was a little messy, so don’t worry about little kinks or waves.

Frizz control

If your hair is naturally wavy, mastering your straightener is a great way to control frizz and flyaways.

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