For a traditional curl: Hold iron vertically and clamp hair high on the barrel midway up the strands. Use thumb and forefinger to rotate the clamp away from face. When curl is finished, it will slip out of the clamp. For a wave or bend: Hold iron horizontally and wrap a section of hair over the clamp away from face. Leaves ends out 1''. Hold for 3-5 seconds and release the clamp. Tug slightly on the ends while hair is still warm.