Retro Looking Curls In Minutes With Lee Stafford's Chopstick Styler

As I've mentioned before on my blog I really like the beachy waves hair kind of look and that's how I've been wearing my hair a lot over the past few months when I wear it down. I was recently sent the Lee Stafford Chopstick Styler* and I really excited to try it out and see if the smaller, corkscrew kind of curls would suit me. My hair is quite thin and flat naturally so I do tend to go for curls more. I do like to change the way how I wear my hair a little each season, so I don't get bored. I might get it cut in a different way or just style it differently and so on.

The wand of the styler is kind of strange looking, it's a rectangular wand and super thin. Weird, right? Then the rest of the styler is a hot pink with and on/off button with an LED light indicator and a safety stand underneath, so it's pretty simple and super easy to use. It also have a swivel cord which is really handy because it drives me crazy when some electrical appliances don't come with a swivel cord, it just makes everything more awkward. It also heats up really fast to a maximum temperature of 200c. 

They are described to give you Beyonce kind of looking curls but I think it depends on the amount of hair per section you curl. I've personally been sectioning off my hair in quite thick sections to give me more of a retro 80s kind of look. I tend to section my hair off in 3 parts and work through each section then at the end I carefully run my fingers through my hair just to loosen up the curls a little so they don't make me look poodle-like (lol). I then pop in some of the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Hair Oil RRP £7.99* to give my hair some shine and definition and also to make it smell lovely (believe me, if there was a CoCo LoCo perfume, I would buy it in a heartbeat). I do think the curls are little bit on the crazy side for me on their own and they kind of emphasise my round face more so I've been wearing my hair in the hairstyle I've been wearing most during the Summer - "The Hun" which is basically half of my hair is up in a messy kind of bun and the rest of it down. I think the curls being a little bigger and voluminous rather than the beachy waves I tend to go for makes the hairstyle look different and kind of more fun. I also think the curls look cute in a high ponytail with some of my hair pulled from the ponytail to frame my face a little.

Overall the Chopstick Styler is a great way to create smaller curls for your hair, it literally takes me around 10-15 minutes to do my whole head of hair. So I guess you could say it does make it look like you've put more effort into your hair than you really have (lazy girl hack!). Plus the curls last for a couple of days and can easily be refreshed and touched up with some dry shampoo at the roots. They are super affordable at £19.99 and you can get them in Argos, Superdrug and more. 

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  1. This looks really interesting! I prefer loose curls, but I think this would be fun to try :)

    xo, Elisabeth

  2. I've seen these curlers around, personally I have this type of tightly curled hair naturally so I'm fairly lucky, I do like their straighteners though!.
    Charlie |

    1. Ah you're lucky! and yeah I own some Lee Stafford straighteners too and they're great. Love that they have a long guarantee too x