Health & Beauty

A Styling Iron To XO Love (Win!)

July 11, 2021

The XO Styling Iron is here, and we’ve fallen completely hair over heels!

Created by one of our favourite blogger/influencers, Cara Jourdan, with ease of use in mind, the XO Styling Iron ($170 USD) has a unique tapered end that gives total control and is great for curling or straightening hair. Also great for bangs! It has titanium plates that heat quickly and evenly and will glide through hair without tagging or snagging. Also: ceramic heaters create far-infrared heat, which is the most gentle heat to use when styling hair. It has an adjustable LCD screen that provides the exact temperate and keeps heat consistent during the styling process, and a 360-swivel cord that moves with you. It also has Cara’s favourite feature: universal voltage so you can pack it and use it anywhere!

You can SHOP the XO Styling Iron now, and head over to on Instagram to enter to win one of your own! Also, check out Cara’s step-by-step styling guide below, to create her summer-and-IG-worthy beach waves. —Noa Nichol

Beach Waves How To With The XO Styling Iron

  1. Grab your XO Styling Iron.
  2. Take the first piece of hair and place it in the flat iron.
  3. Pull straightener toward you, giving it a half-turn, and glide it down until you reach the end of your hair, then release. (Hold the straightener horizontally to get more of beachy wave, vertically to get curls.)
  4. Repeat through the rest of your hair (I sometimes clip up layers to make it easier to work through, then let them down as I finish each section).
  5. When finished curling all of your hair, take a small amount of anti-frizz product and work it through your hair. I prefer not using hairspray, but if you want your hair to set for a long day or night out, you can spray through a bit of hairspray, too. And you’re done!

Win! A Cara Jourdan XO Styling Iron!

Congrats Helen M. @helenfthenos of Kitchener, ON, who will receive a Cara Jourdan XO Styling Iron! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. H. Lyn Cichon

    July 12th, 2021 at 9:13 am

    I love love love the natural beach wave look.

  2. Melissa

    July 12th, 2021 at 9:53 am

    My hairs always wavy, so I love switching it up and straightening it!!


  3. Amber olak

    July 12th, 2021 at 9:54 am

    I like to style my hair straightened.


  4. Kiera

    July 12th, 2021 at 10:28 am

    I style my hair straight because I can’t do much else! Never been able to accomplish curls or waves.


  5. Rachel C.

    July 12th, 2021 at 10:48 am

    I’d love some beachy waves, but don’t have the tools to achieve that… yet!

    @seafoodmwg on ig

  6. Laurel

    July 12th, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Love those soft waves!

  7. Pat B

    July 12th, 2021 at 11:34 am

    My hair is straight, but I sure would love to have this for soft waves. @bcgirll2 on instagram

  8. roseg

    July 12th, 2021 at 11:40 am

    My fine straight hair has turned curly and frizzy in the last few years so I have been trying to sleek it out with an OLD straightener that is doing a terrible job. Would love to have straight shiny hair. Thanks for the chance! @rosegrissom

  9. Alina Spantulescu

    July 12th, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    I love the effortless beach wave look.

  10. Rebecca

    July 12th, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    My hair is straight so I mostly wear it like that. But I would love some effortless beachy waves for summer! Need something easy and trusty like the xo styling iron 🙂

    I’m from Vancouver BC.

  11. Monique L.S.

    July 12th, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    My hair is extra long right now so normally is in a ponytail. I do love beach waves though.
    IG @minty_mo2020

  12. MaryM

    July 12th, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    I let my hair dry naturally but would love to trying adding some more curls. @maryandcedar

  13. Allyson

    July 12th, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Love the heavy waves xx

  14. Mahdieh

    July 12th, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    I like loose curls! But it’s in a mom bun 99.9% of the time atm.

    @meowmads on IG

  15. Mahdieh

    July 12th, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    I like loose curls!

    @meowmads on IG

  16. Brenda

    July 12th, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Would love to try the beach waves

  17. Sandra J Lebeau

    July 12th, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    As I havent been able to get it cut it’s been a pony tail, but next week it will be straight (humidity might change that idea) or wave.

  18. Caroline bilodeau

    July 12th, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Loose curl

  19. Andrea

    July 12th, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    When I go out, I love soft waves with lots of volume! @angebarrette

  20. pnina

    July 12th, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    soft waves


  21. Bryna Berman

    July 13th, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Love the beach wave look!

    Heard great reviews about this brand of hair tools

    Thank you for the opportunity


  22. Lindsay

    July 13th, 2021 at 4:54 am

    I always straighten my hair when it is short… but when I grow it long, beach waves!

  23. Lindsay

    July 13th, 2021 at 4:58 am

    (For the comment above! ☺️)

  24. Vanessa Ripley

    July 13th, 2021 at 5:54 am

    I wear my hair 3 ways .. day 1 down and curled, day 2 up in a messy bun and occasionally straight and long.

    Thank you 😊

  25. Kl

    July 13th, 2021 at 11:14 am

    I usually have my hair down and straight, but if I’m going out with the curls I like to do loose curls!


  26. Kimberley C

    July 13th, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I love beach waves or a cute curly ponytail ❤️ @kimmiecapp

  27. Leah

    July 14th, 2021 at 9:24 am

    When I get a chance I love doing fun styles like space buns or tiny braids!

    Thanks for the chance!

  28. Sherry Farion

    July 14th, 2021 at 10:09 am

    I always straighten my hair! My hair is so thick. When it dries naturally it is so fluffy and full. Kind of the cave women style! 😂


  29. Sherry Farion

    July 14th, 2021 at 10:25 am

    I always keep band aids on me in case of emergencies. When my friend and I fell off our bikes together. Me, my bike, his bike land on top of him with us tangled up within the bikes, we need a little more than band aids. 😂


  30. Pierrette Mazerolle

    July 14th, 2021 at 10:41 am

    I style mine usually straight as it helps keep the volume and weight off it. But on do up days I go with waves/curled 💗

  31. Carole D

    July 14th, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    I love the beach wave! @alwayscraftingg

  32. Silvia D

    July 16th, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    I like gentle waves

  33. Marilyn

    July 17th, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Easy waves is my style

  34. Sherri Rachelle Gelbart

    July 17th, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    My hair is naturally curly and I make it work. I would love to try straightening it again but I need a good tool to do so!


  35. Tina

    July 18th, 2021 at 1:31 am

    I like loose curls✨ because I naturally have really straight hair. I’ll also like to play with other types of styles but finding the right hair styling tool isn’t as easy… @_tinna_f

  36. Xu Liang Li

    July 18th, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Straighten it once in a while! @liangliangcanada

  37. Kelly

    July 19th, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Usually straight 😊😊😊

  38. Kiley

    July 19th, 2021 at 9:04 am

    I love beach waves @lizardssing10

  39. Natalie B

    July 19th, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I like to wear my hair loose & long, either naturally wavy or sleek and straight. 😊


  40. Tiesha Dorleans

    July 19th, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    I love big bouncy curls @SweetTD93

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