Sponsored: Get Red Carpet Ready with ghd's Ruby Sunset

How gorgeous is this ghd flat iron? From the leather case to the heat protector that saves your countertops, this iron is made to love.  With heat one setting and a safety shut off after thirty minutes, it's goof-proof!

Remember when flat irons were used to straighten hair that was curly, wavy or even just coarse? Me too! So I decided to smooth out my very blonde hair to create a summery style that would keep me cool, while looking red carpet (or fancy evening out) ready. The best part? It's nowhere near as complicated as it looks, which is great as I'm not the world's greatest stylist. To create my simply luxe Red Carpet style, you'll need a limited edition ghd gold ruby sunset flat iron, some bobby pins, a few hair clips and a comb.

Style 1: Asymmetrical Braided Bob

I started by creating a deep part in my hair. Because I wanted some volume and texture in the braid, I did not flat iron this section of hair.

Next, I added part of my bangs to the side and began a dutch braid that ran from my temple to the middle section of the back of my hair. Clip the braid securely so it doesn't come undone.

Now section the remaining hair into two sections - the top and the bottom. Pull about 1/3 of the remaining hair into the top section and clip out of the way.

Now begin adding volume to the bottom section of hair by using the iron to create waves. With the iron pointing down, vroom your hands to create a motorcycle-like action. Vroom once and pull the iron through the hair. That smooth edge means a perfect wave! Do this until you've created volume and body throughout the lower section of hair.

Unclip the remaining section of hair and flat iron the hair smooth. If you have bangs, be sure to smooth the bangs in the direction you want them to go.

Grasp all of your loose hair, twisting it towards your face. Gently tuck the ends under and pin, forming a faux bob on one side. Make sure to tuck your braid under the bob and secure it in place as well.

Smooth, braid and go - polished, pretty and easy for summer events!

Don't be afraid to play with your part, especially if you are hiding a sneaky cowlick!

Don't strive for perfection. Slightly out of place is better!
Gently smooth out the hair with a comb and add your favorite shine spray to really play up the smooth side of your hair. Pretty and perfect for warm summer nights!

Style 2: Romantic Roll

Ready to try something a little more romantic? You'll still need a flat iron, bobby pins and a little hair spray. And you may need some extra hands to help you pin hair into place. I most definitely did!

Start by sectioning off the front and the back of the hair.

Twist the back half into a loose roll, pinning as you twist.

Begin creating waves and curls the front section of your hair with the ghd gold ruby sunset flat iron.

Loosely pin back the curls so the face is delicately framed. Leave out small pieces or pull it all back, it's up to you.

Which is your favorite style? Pro tip! If you have hair that is coarse, make sure you use an oil or shine spray to help the iron glide through the hair with ease.

Try it yourself with the ghd Limited Edition Gold Ruby Sunset 1" flat iron. You'll get a beautiful matching bag to store the iron, as well as a heat plate protective "sleeve". This flat iron even comes with an extra long, non-tangling cord and requires universal voltage, so you can take your iron anywhere you go. If you order now, you'll even get FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING.

What is your favorite flat iron? Have you tried ghd before? Let's discuss in the comments!

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  1. OMG! The second to the last photo is gorgeous. It's like you're going to the beach. You've made nice curls from that iron.


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