Elite Master Educator and Artist for Farouk Systems, Melissa Gonzalez shared her vast styling knowledge, tips and tricks with you using the two newest innovations from CHI and Farouk Systems, the CHI Lava Curl Shot and the CHI Lava 1 ½ inch Hairstyling Iron. These tools are HOT so grab them while you can!

Side Swept Curls: 

Step One: Prep the hair with CHI 44 Iron Guard and CHI Luxury Black Seed Oil Flexible Hold Hairspray.

Step Two: Taking 1 inch subsections curl around the CHI Lava Curl Shot barrel and hold for 5-10 seconds.

Slide the hair down to the tip and press the cool shot button to set the curl. Repeat until all hair is curled.

Step Three: Gently mist the hair with CHI Luxury Black Seed Oil Flexible Hold Hairspray and Royal Treatment Rapid Shine. Comb through the curls with your fingers with a small amount of CHI Luxury Black Seed Oil Black Seed Dry Oil.

Step Four: Over direct the hair to one side and pin to create a soft side swept style.

Half Crown Braid: 

Step One: Prep the hair using CHI Silk Infusion and CHI 44 Iron Guard.

Step Two: Section hair into two workable sections and smooth all the hair using the CHI Lava 1 ½ inch Hairstyling Iron.

Step Three: Create and over exaggerated side part and section from the apex to the top of the ear.

Step Four: In front section, begin creating a French braid or any braid of your choice. Secure with a hair elastic.

Step Five: Pull and loosen braid to create volume. Pin braid under the hair in the nape area and release bottom half of braid that will be hidden under the hair. Add hair jewelry of your choice to crown braid.

Step Six: Finish the style using Royal Treatment Rapid Shine and CHI Luxury Black Seed Oil Black Seed Dry Oil.

CHI Lava Curl Shot

CHI’s exclusive, innovative cool shot button instantly sets the curls and makes the style last all day. The ergonomic design  allows you to comfortably style hair with less tension on shoulders, wrists and elbows. Creating salon-quality styles is easier than ever before with CHI Lava Curl Shot.


  • 1” Volcanic Lava Ceramic Barrel provides less damage to the hair offering smooth, shiny results
  • Cool shot button sets curls for long-lasting results
  • LCD digital temperature display
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Quick heat up
  • Preset temperature settings
  • Temperature locking feature
  • LCD digital temperature display

CHI Lava 1 1/2″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

CHI Lava 1 ½” Volcanic Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Irons is sourced from some of the most effective heat conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic creates smooth, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. This innovative combination of elements offers an incredibly smooth styling surface for effortless glide-ability on unruly and coarse hair textures.


  • 1 ½” light weight design
  • 5”extra-long plates for larger sections and faster styling
  • Volcanic ceramic minerals conduct negative ions automatically
  • Digital and adjustable temperature display
  • Maximum temperature of up to 450°F/232°C
  • Quick heat up
  • Temperature locking feature