One of my utmost - can't live with out - beauty product is my curling iron. Nope - not my clairisonic, not my moisturizer, and not my mascara. However all of those are close alternatives. I am a bit obsessive with my hair. I was one of those girls at a young age who dreamed and wished for curly hair. And to my dismay, I have the thickest, straightest hair that has little to no character. So I am obsessed with curling my hair daily and maintaining some character to my 'do. (I'll save my horrid 90's perm stories for a separate post)
Since chopping off my hair to a long bob, I have been very limited to certain styles. It's too short to throw in a bun, and I can only do so many braids. So my go-to style lately is beachy, messy waves. Here is a quick and basic tutorial on how to create them, even for the thickest most stubborn straight hair.