The term "beachy waves" is thrown around as if the covetable hairstyle really is as easy as hitting the beach and then—voilà—you have gorgeous curls. But in reality, it takes some work to get the look just right. Lately, instead of my tried-and-true curling iron, I’ve been enlisting the help of GHD’s new Eclipse Styler to work double duty to not only create the smooth and sleek looks that I want, but also those cool, wavy styles.
One way to create waves with a flat iron is to take one-inch sections of your hair and hold your flat iron horizontally. Start from the top of the section and alternate between bending the flat iron outward and inward until you reach the bottom of your hair, giving it a subtly crimped effect. As for which iron to pick? GHD’s latest and greatest has tri-zone technology that keeps the plates at the best temperature (365 degrees) to ensure you’re not frying your hair to a crisp, but still getting the style you want as quickly as possible.
"It’s the first styler with three sensors on each plate so that it helps maintain the perfect temperature for styling at all times," says celebrity hairstylist Orlando Pita, who was the first to preview the new tool backstage on the models at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year. Not only did it give the models crazy-shiny hair, but the flat iron is obviously so versatile for creating different looks. The Eclipse just became available at GHDhair.com—and when it comes to does-it-all hair tools, this one is worth every penny.
GHD Eclipse Styler, $245, GHDhair.com