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Here's the Easiest Way to Achieve Soft Curls with an Iron

Let Aryanna show you!
Here's the Easiest Way to Achieve Soft Curls with an Iron
IMAGE Aryanna Epperson
Let Aryanna show you!

When I’m in a rush and need to look put together in under 10 minutes, this is my go-to hair hack. I swear by this curling technique because it doesn’t require any hair-curling experience or skill at all, no joke! 

Step 1: Make sure your hair is prepped and ready to go. You can use a texturizing spray, dry shampoo, or heat-protectant to ensure your hair is ready to be curled.

Step 2: When your curling iron is hot, take a one-inch section of hair and clamp the iron at the bottom of the section. 

Step 3: Twist the curling iron away from your face and hold it for about 15-25 seconds before slowly releasing it. I find this technique to be the most uncomplicated one as you avoid burning yourself and struggling with wrapping your hair around the barrel of the iron.

Step 4: Once you are done curling all your hair, take a tiny section from the top of your head and curl it by wrapping the section around the barrel. Doing this creates volume. Repeat this step until you have curled two sections on each side of your head.


Step 5: Tousle your hair and comb your fingers through it to loosen the curls. You can even use a hairbrush to soften the waves.

Step 6: Just use some hairspray to keep everything in place, et voilà! The look is complete in just a few minutes!

Aryanna Epperson is's guest editor for the month of May. The young multi-hyphenate is best known for her VJ stint on MTV, her entertaining and informative one-minute tutorials on YouTube and Instagram, and as the Creative Director of her beauty brand Always Sunday

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