José Eber Straight to Curly Hair Tutorial

June 29, 2012

As promised, here’s my curly hair tutorial! Using my little miracle worker aka my new José Eber clipless curling iron (which comes with three wand sizes), I’m able to achieve a head of curls in under five minutes. Literally. It’s pretty crazy. I honestly turn on the power button and watch the heat climb to 180 degrees within 25 seconds (though it can go up to 200 for thicker tresses), then I spend about 7 seconds per curl. I do have exceptionally fine hair (proof: one bobby pin can hold up a whole top knot), but still, that’s pretty damn fast.

I used to never bother with styling my hair, mostly because my hair wouldn’t hold a curl and I didn’t have the energy or desire to spend the requisite 30 minutes with a dangerously hot iron right next to my face (i.e. my meal ticket!!! …yeah, that hasn’t worked out for me yet) only to achieve a semi-curl. I’m notoriously lazy when it comes to hair/makeup so anything that makes the process fun rather than tedious is definitely up my alley.

Read on to see how I speed through to my beachy curls, and if you want one of these little styling wonders for yourself, mosey on over to José Eber – the lovely people there are giving you 15% off your purchase if you use the code VOUGUE15 at the online shop!

Done! One thing I wanted to note that I didn’t mention in the step-by-step is that when you move on over to the other side of your head, slip the glove on to the other hand in work in the exact same way, with the iron in the opposite hand, pointing down and angled towards your back.

Hope you all liked the tutorial! And now I’m off to work, one more day before Canada Day long weekend, eek can’t wait! Especially because I’m finally feeling better today…praise the heavens above!!!

Oh and PS the lovely ladies at The Backseat Stylers featured me in their Canadian street style lookbook today – check it out here!

Happy weekend everyone 🙂

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  • Reply Tinacious Me June 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    lovely! and congrats on the feature!
    ~ http://www.Tinacious.Me ~

  • Reply Lyndzie June 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    wow – I just bought a hot toolz ceramic curling iron and it sucks, I think I will return it and get one of these!!

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  • Reply helen at thelovecatsINC June 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    looks amazing!!

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  • Reply Michaella June 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Lovely curls! I wish my hair would hold the curls when I use a curling iron…

    Quite A Looker

  • Reply Petite Adventures June 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Great tutorial – I'm totally going to give this a try!!

  • Reply JennaStevie June 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I love your hair like this!!! It looks so wonderful all curly, it's awesome that this curling iron works so quickly. I hate spending more than 10 minutes on my hair so I am all for fast working hair styles

  • Reply Heather June 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    God I love your hair!!! I need to get a curling wand…and a glove lol. I have a regular curling iron. Also I need to spray the crap out of my hair bc curls DO NOT hold in my hair. I also love using the Arrojo Set & Style while styling my hair bc it helps hold whatever style i do. Also patience is key…which i barely have lol Can you come over and do mine for me??? lol

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her June 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    So jealous! That would never work for my hair. The lowest I let me curling iron go is 335 F! I have crazy thick hair. Your hair looks beautiful either way, and I know it's nice to have options!

  • Reply June 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    love it! perfect curls!

  • Reply Judy June 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    My friend has an curling wand iron like this and it's sooo good! Great tutorial, your hair looks awesome.


  • Reply Cee June 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I cannot get over how amazing your hair looks, pally! Sadly, a wand that only goes up to 200 degrees wouldn't do much more than warm up my ridiculously thick hair (my top knot? Needs about 26 bobby pins, thank-you very much.) but it is working wonders for you. Hope you'll be sporting these gorgeous curls for some much deserved long weekend fun. Miss you!
    PS: I think it would tough to hold the Vancouver Blogger Sale in Toronto… Maybe you could come visit for the weekend, instead? 😉

  • Reply jules June 29, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    great tutorial alex! i have had the most success using a flat iron to create curls but have heard wonderful things about the clamp-less iron!


  • Reply Ida June 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Do you have a makeup tutorial or a post on your favorite makeup products? Every time I see your pictures I can't help but admire how fresh, clean, and natural your makeup looks! You have the best sun kissed skin! Would love to see a post about this. 🙂


  • Reply sharon lei June 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Alex, I Love love love your hair with curls!! Pretty lady, have a great weekend. 🙂

    xx Love & Aloha

  • Reply sbl June 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    looks gorg!!! amaze tutorial. xx

  • Reply June 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    It looks really good!! I love your hair wavy.

  • Reply theM.A.D.creationist June 30, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Great hair!

    i'm a new follower now! 😉



  • Reply aphrodite_shei June 30, 2012 at 5:55 am

    oh you are making me miss my long would probably take ages to grow out my

    ps. you are my definition of beauty. cheesy noh?

    new reader:)

  • Reply Suzi Maynard June 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Great tutorial! Haven't heard from you on my blog for a while! Feel free to pop in soon. x
    Suzi x
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  • Reply Sam June 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Hi dear, how have you been? Sorry for not visiting sooner but I was away on vacation for the month. It so good to get back to my fav blogs. Love the curly effect you've created, thanks for the tutorial, I hope I have enough patience to be able to create such a pretty look.

  • Reply Manda June 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Gorgeous. Easy & Chic, thanks for sharing!
    Eat Cake

  • Reply Marisa June 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Wow! I can't believe you can curl your whole head in under 5 minutes! That iron is amazing and the curls are gorgeous. For the record, I don't think your regular hair is boring at all. You've got great hair, curly or straight!


  • Reply Veronica P. July 1, 2012 at 12:40 am

    wonderful tutorial !

  • Reply Jessica @ Here(and)Now July 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    um, beyond gorgeous! I love the first side-by-side photo

  • Reply gillybeancandyjar July 2, 2012 at 5:14 am

    love the hair! you make it look so easy peasy lemon squeezy haha. By the way, what blush are you wearing? Is it the same one you featured in your daily makeup…? I think it was cactus flower or something..

  • Reply Annie July 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I WISH I could do this with my hair – yours looks gorgeous!

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  • Reply Leonie July 4, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Great tutorial and those curls look awesome on you, Alex! Might have to give it a second chance again 😉

    xo Leonie

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  • Reply Jessica Lassiter January 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Karmin makes the best in my opinion

  • Reply Ana Rodriguez February 8, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Karmin for sure! ♥

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