curl hair

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curl (one's) hair

To shock or terrify someone. That horror movie sure curled my hair—I could not sleep for a week! Geez, don't sneak up on me like that, you're gonna curl my hair!
See also: curl, hair
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

curl someone's hair

 and make someone's hair curl
Fig. to frighten or alarm someone; to shock someone with sight, sound, or taste. Don't ever sneak up on me like that again. You really curled my hair. The horror film made my hair curl.
See also: curl, hair
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The new law keeps in place existing training requirements for those who want more than hair styling ability, and licensing remains mandatory for those who apply chemicals to straighten or curl hair.
The Dyson Airwrap can not only curl hair, but is also claimed to add volume to dull, frizzy hair.
For natural waves, use the largest barrel attachment to curl hair in sections.
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Because of the pure titanium design, the Revlon Titanium needs just one pass to straighten or curl hair, and leaves hair healthier and shinier because it also emits negative ions.
Lee: "To add a little looser movement and give a bit of just-got-out-of-bed appeal, curl hair around some big fat tongs.
This method is an accurate predictor of a new formula's ability to curl hair.
Walk, take Rusty to the vet, pack, curl hair. Continue to clean up office.
Curl hair around the barrel to create messy waves just like Jen's.
Wash and dry using a blow-dry lotion for texture, then curl hair all over and roll into a horizontal French twist, pinning underneath.
"Most people use their straighteners to curl hair, but the effect you get with the curlers should change all that.
Blow-dry hair smooth and curl hair using heated rollers.
He then set about curling my hair into lovely, soft waves with tongs (you can also use straighteners to curl hair too).
Use an iron to curl hair in sections, starting with the bottom.
Curl hair with a medium-barrel iron (hold perpendicular to make spirals).