The Hair Tutorial That Will Change the Way You Use Your Curling Iron

You'll want your hair to look like this every single day.
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You'll want your hair to look like this every single day.
Violette's "French/British" girl hair. Photo: YouTube

Violette's "French/British" girl hair. Photo: YouTube

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

You know what's better than a "French girl?" A French woman who is also a makeup artist, plus a French dude who is also a hairstylist. That's what makes this hair tutorial, which features Violette alongside famed hair pro Laurent Philippon, so wonderful. Violette has naturally excellent hair; her Jane Birkin aesthetic makes me contemplate the age-old question of "Should I Get Bangs?" roughly once a week. But with the help of her fellow French buddy Philippon, she transforms her hair to an even more enviable style, with gentle waves and bends. It's pretty much exactly what I want my hair to look like every single day. 

To create the style, Philippon walks Violette through exactly how to hold the curling iron — a primer many of us could no doubt use — in order to avoid pageant-y curls and end up with perfectly undone waves, every time.

Watch the full video below to see the technique:

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