ghd platinum: One Styler, Two Hairstyles

July 29, 2016

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Cheers to us making it through the week!! Today’s an exciting post for me. Since the very start of my blog, I’ve received a ton of questions and inquiries regarding my hair…the tools I use, products I love, and how I go about styling it. Today I get to show you two of the ways I do my hair on a regular basis.

I’d like to point out that my hair is far from pretty. The only time I have actually loved my mane was when I was pregnant with Harley. It was long, thick, and the perfect amount of shiny. As you’ll see in today’s post, it looks nothing like I just described. I’m way overdue for a haircut. The ends are dry and look ratty. I’ve been away from my hairstylist [who conveniently happens to be my sister] for weeks now, so hopefully you can give me a free pass!

All I can say is, I am so thankful to have been born in the generation of hot tools and hair stylers because I’m pretty certain I’d be the ugliest human being if I didn’t have access to them! Today I’m showing you how to use the ghd platinum styler to get your hair looking sleek and straight as well as achieve that natural wavy hair.

The ghd platinum styler comes in four colors: black, white, hot pink, and a limited edition color called serene pearl that is featured in today’s post. It comes with a matching heat-resistant bag and silicone cover, which is awesome for traveling! There’s only one button on the entire tool that is used for turning on and off. I was a bit concerned that I couldn’t control the temperature, but it’s totally fine. Within seconds, the styler heats up to 365F degrees and I can’t imagine needing it to be any hotter or cooler than that.

ghd platinum styler heat resistant case

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ghd platinum styler

So this is what my hair looks like mostly air-dried. I blowdried the very top to smooth the area near my part. Yes, I know I look like a lion…

ghd platinum styler straight hair tutorial

Sleek & Straight

To get started, you’ll need a few things:




Heat Protective Spray

Finishing Spray or Serum [should you choose]

Step 1: Divide your hair into two sections, separating the top part from the bottom.

Step 2: Spray your hair with thermal protective spray.

ghd platinum styler straight hair tutorial

Step 3: Take small pieces [1-2 inches] and comb your hair from root to ends. Gently glide the styler right behind the comb.

ghd platinum styler straight hair tutorial

Step 4: After straightening the entire bottom section, release the top part from the clip. Feel free to re-section off your hair with a clip to help give you access to all layers. Repeat Step 3 throughout the rest of your hair.

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Step 5: Once all pieces have been straightened, brush your hair out and set it with a light finishing spray or smoothening serum. If using a serum, stay away from the top of your hair and focus more on the very ends.

ghd platinum styler review

Top c/o Goodnight Macaroon  //  Necklace c/o Abercrombie  //  Essie Nailpolish


How To Get Sleek Straight Hair

next up…

Everyday Loose Waves

ghd platinum styler beach waves tutorial

Step 1: Divide your hair into two sections, separating the top part from the bottom.

Step 2: Spray your hair with thermal protective spray.

Step 3: Starting a few inches down from your scalp, clamp the styler on a 1 inch section of hair and smoothly flip it back 180 degrees. Once rotated, glide the styler slowly down the rest of the hair.

  • I also flip the styler forward versus backward on some pieces to make the hair curl in a different direction. Play around with both ways to see how you like it best! Or, do it both ways like me!

ghd platinum styler for curling hair

ghd platinum styler beach waves tutorial

Step 4: When finished with the bottom layer, unclip the top section and repeat Step 3.

Step 5: Set your hair with a light setting spray or flexible hold hairspray.

ghd platinum styler beach waves tutorial

ghd platinum styler beach waves tutorial

ghd platinum styler beach waves tutorial


How To Get Everyday Loose Waves


Tips: The slower you move the iron, the tighter the curl will be. [I did it rather quickly for a very gentle wave.] If you want more of a curl than a wave, rotate the iron more than 180 degrees, but not exceeding 360 degrees.

I hope you liked these easy tutorials! Have you ever used a styler that you can straighten and curl your hair with? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Love, Jaime signature

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by ghd. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  • Keala July 29, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Great tutorials. Your waves look so pretty! And hey as a mom I totally get the over due for a haircut. I think my last one was 5 months ago! Like you said thank goodness for hairstyling tools and serums!

    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Story of my life! Glad you understand! Did you ever think that getting a haircut would be a luxury?! #MomLife LOL!!!

  • Emily July 29, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I love those loose waves on you!! Sounds like a really great product, and it definitely looks to make your hair shiny! Also, great tutorials here. Easy to follow along. Pinning!

    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Aw thanks Emily!! Glad you like it!

  • Kristin July 29, 2016 at 10:39 am

    This is AMAZING!! I am obsessed with you hair and am missing long locks now because of this. Such a great styling too and so perfect that it can be used to straighten & curl! So fabulous! Happy Friday!


    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks so much Kristin, you’re too sweet!

  • Amanda July 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Ugh, this makes me want that SO bad! The convenience of having a curling iron and straightener in one is such a good idea..and would save so much room when I travel with curling irons and a straightener. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Amanda |

    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      No prob!!! Yes, it’s perfect for traveling! BUT with that being said, I’m guilty of overpacking and bringing multiple tools! LOL.

  • Jessica July 29, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I love this step by step guide on the loose waves! I have been trying to do that with my hair for years!
    xo Jessica

    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks Jessica! I think having the right tool helps, but then it’s practice, practice, practice!!

  • Samantha July 29, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Nice tutorial!! It’s good to know I’m not the only one that goes through the whole straightening hair “process” lol. Especially with thick curly hair like mine..these tools are a must.. You look beautiful!

    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      Yes, thanks Samantha!! It sure is quite the process to look like a normal person for me, haha!!! XO

  • Stephanie July 29, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Love your waves!! This hair styling tool looks amazing!

    Happy Friday!

    xO – Steph

    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! It’s a great tool!

  • Ruthie July 29, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    WHOA!!! This was an awesome tutorial! Looks like a FANTASTIC iron. I love all the tips and the two looks you did. I could use this for my girls when they want their hair straightened! It has been a struggle!! lol

    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      I can imagine!! Tell them to embrace those gorgeous curls!! I wish I had naturally pretty curly hair!

  • Jana July 29, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Wow! It looks gorgeous! I love the everyday loose waves! That’s my favorite way to wear my hair too! xo Jana

    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks Jana! If only it was as effortless as the finished product looks haha!

  • megan July 29, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Great tutorial! I love my GHD, I switched from my Chi 2 years ago and it was the best decision ever!!

  • sarah lindner July 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I would have never thought your hair air dried like that! It always looks like perfect beach curls! Which I totally need to learn to do myself 🙂

    Sarah Lindner

  • Jess July 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Such a great post. I have the hugest fro so I totally understand the need to use hot tools! I have yet to try using one tool to both straighten and curl my hair, I need to give it a go!


    • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one with a fro, haha!! Having one tool makes it super convenient! I kind of go back and forth on the ones I like to use!

  • Nicole Leffew July 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    What a great post babe! Both looks look great on you! #hotmom! Xo

  • Hales July 30, 2016 at 3:15 am

    This is so cool! I have been wanting to try out this brand!

    Xo, Hales |

  • jaime_cittadino July 30, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks so much Kait! Appreciate that!!!

  • Kate July 31, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Love this, girl! And your hair is beautiful…what are you talking about?! 🙂
    -Kate //

  • rachel moore August 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    i love the curls this does!!! i want to try it.
    and your before pic is cracking me up!!!! you hide that lion hair well.
    i also spy open wine bottles in the background 🙂