• social media link icon
  • social media link icon
  • social media link icon
  • social media link icon
  • social media link icon

GLAMOUR, delivered

Welcome to the GirlGetGlamorous blog!
Subscribe for once weekly emails of the latest
blog posts and videos, sent right to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing!
post featured image
/ July 16, 2015

Styling The Lob | Straight

It was so interesting to me how cutting just five inches off my hair made such a big difference when it came to styling it!  I’m not gonna lie, I feel like it took me a month of trial and error just to get a few looks I was okay with.

Then something clicked and I realized that styling shorter hair really depended on me getting a ton of volume at the roots.  It made all the difference!

The key move with the flat iron is to bring it through your hair in a letter “C” shape.  This will give your hair extra volume at the roots, which balances out the bottom, so you get even straight hair and not bottom heavy hair.

I always prep my hair before I heat style with a heat protectant spray.  My favorite that I’ve found is the ghd Heat Protect.  I’m also using a ghd flat iron because I’m a ghd addict.  Their products do less damage and protect my hair better than any others that I’ve tried.

How I Flat Iron My Hair

1 |  Put a small piece of hair no larger than the width of the iron (1″ etc) between the iron plates.  Pull the hair straight up, then around in a round “C” shape.

2 | Run the flat iron over the ends again, if needed, to make them super smooth.  Put a little bend in them with that “C” shape.  It will look too curved at first, then fall to straight.

3 | Repeat all over until you get to the front of your hair.  I make sure I pull those pieces straight up and forward, almost like you are curling an 80’s tube bang.  This will set the front of your hair up to frame your face nicely.

4 |  When I’m all finished, I part my hair in the middle and run the iron over the ends one more time, to get them extra smooth and all flowing together.

5 |   I finish my hair with a little bit of hair spray, sprayed in horizontal layers throughout my hair, to set the style and give it extra lift.  Then I add a drop of oil to the ends to add moisture and rub whatever is left over the top and front pieces of my hair to smooth.




Similar Posts |


Social Links: Facebook (I use this a lot for flash sale links) | Instagram @girlgetglamorous | Instagram hair extensions@girlgetglamorousHAIR | Pinterest (join over 1.1 million other monthly viewers) | Subscribe (free!) for the latest posts straight to your inbox

Thank you for reading and being a part of the blog!

beauty blog blogger los angeles best of reviews tutorials hair makeup



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. Hi Molly and thank you so much for your amazing tips! I just discovered your blog 2 weeks ago and it already helped me so much. 🙂 Loving this tip, I have very wavey fizzy strawberry hair and flat iron makes it so well… flat haha. With this tutorial my hair look a lot better and plump! Thanks a lot <3

    • Thank you, I’m so happy to hear all that!! So glad you found the blog and that this tutorial helped you. It totally changed how my hair looks too 🙂

  2. I have naturally curly hair and I also try to style them with iron into this C shape – absolutely straight and flat hair look strange and unnatural with my face shape. Good video, not too much babble. I love this hair length – not too long and difficult to style and care, but easy to find some various updo`s, style loose curls ect.