There's a heat-styling tool for every curl pattern we could dream up. However, lucky for those of us with storage space as limited as our budgets, we really only need one: our trusty flat iron.
We were recently converted to this school of thought on the set of a makeup photo shoot,
where hairstylist Austin Call from Aveda created crazy-gorgeous zigzag curls with some strategic clamps of his straightener. Watching him do it, we had a feeling that a whole world was about to open up.
So, we tapped Call to teach us the ways of the flat iron — beyond just straightening. He blew our minds by coming up with five
different ways to create super-different styles. From bedhead waves to dread-lock-inspired spirals, we're officially convinced that there's nothing a curling iron can do that a flat iron can't do, too.
Click through to learn the secrets behind the looks.
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Photographed by Winnie Au; Modeled by Ling / Muse Models; Hair by Austin Call; Makeup by Clarissa Luna; Styled by Jen Steele