2.23.2012

How To: Blake Lively-Inspired Bouncy Curls

Blake's "twin," aka ElleSees

On last week's outfit post, several of you said you wanted to see a tutorial on my hair. To get this look, I used velcro rollers (check out another velcro roller tutorial here). Use these pictures of Blake Lively for inspiration.

 


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T O O L S
  • velcro rollers (I used jumbo, but would suggest large)
  • curling iron (1 in)
  • volumizing powder (I used got2b powderful)
  • duck clips to hold velcro rollers (optional)
  • hairspray, texturizing mousse, or volumizing mousse (optional)

M E T H O D
  • If needed, apply texturizing or volumizing mousse to hair while dry. Brush through.
  • Divide hair into 2 big sections, one for each side.
  • Choose a side to start on. Take a 2-3 inch section from your starting side and curl hair with curling iron, from end to root. You can roll vertically or horizontally. I curled vertically, as pictured below.
  • As you release your hair from the curling iron, catch the section in your hand so the curl doesn't have a chance to fall out.
  • Wrap curled hair around velcro roller, roll to your roots, and secure with clip.
  • Repeat on the next section of hair, but stop rolling the roller around your ear.
  • Each roller should be a little lower than the first--this gives the effect of layers and makes hair appear bigger. Repeat until all hair is rolled. See pic below.
  • Spray hair with hairspray if desired. I don't use hairspray unless it's alcohol-free, otherwise my hair will turn frizzy.
  • Leave for 10 minutes+, until hair is cooled. Use this time to do you makeup, make a sandwich, or visit my blog ;)
  • Remove hair from rollers and don't touch the curls yet.
  • Pour a little of the volumizing powder on your fingers, rub together, and start massaging your roots for instant volume. Need more volume? Apply the powder directly to your roots and rub in.
  • Use your fingers to gently fluff the curls. That's it!

5 hours later...still bouncy and curly!

59 comments:

  1. TOTALLY trying this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. That looks great on you--I love your fun and adventurous beauty how-tos.

    xo Mary Jo

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  3. You have beautiful hair! Love the curls :)

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  4. If only I had hair like that... but then again I know if I grow it long I will end up putting it in a ponytail... you look amazing:)

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  5. OK, I need that curling iron stat. It's amazing and so is your hair!

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  6. Your hair looks amazing! Love it :)

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  7. When I get longer hair, I'm going to be trying all of your tutorials! Beautiful as always <3

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  8. You have gorgeous hair, Elle, and that style is perfect for you. Mine is wash and go short. Just a touch of product and style with my fingers and I'm ready for the day.

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  9. I love your tutorials, darling! Love them.

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  10. dang girl, your hair is looooong!! Looks very cute. I just got mine chopped, so won't be trying this for a while! :)

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  11. Very lovely! I can't believe how the curl stays, too. That's great!

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  12. I must say you have some gorgeous locks!! Blake Lively's got nothing on you. my dear!

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  13. You have great hair Elle!
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  14. great post! I am definitely giving this a try! xo

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  15. I'm so jealous of your hair girl! :)

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  16. I need to invest in curlers. You hair came out AMAZING. :)

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  17. I have always wanted to try the velcro rollers in my hair...now you've given me an excuse to do so! :) You are so pretty!!

    SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

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  18. i loved that picture of you with all the rollers in your hair...you were adorable with that huge smile!


    made me giggle.

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  19. They have come out so well.

    I have chopped my tresses so will have to wait for a long time to try this! :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  20. Great job!!! Gosh you have amazing hair.

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  21. Looks wonderful! Gonna try it. Thanks for sharing xo

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  22. I really need to buy some velcro rollers. Your hair looks amazing!

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  23. I love Blake's hair - and yours looks just like hers!

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  24. Dayyyummmm! Lookin' good! I might need to try this out next time I want to curl my hair with big waves.

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  25. You look fabulous! I love your tutorials. I know I've mentioned that I'm slightly challenged when it comes to curling my hair but I am definitely giving this a shot :) xoxo

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  26. Very fun! I may have to try a version of this :)

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  27. Enter the giveaway anyway! Just join the Sadee Says newsletter and that'll work for me! :)

    Your hair looks so awesome in those curlers...I love it.

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  28. Marvelous curls!!!!!!!! U did great job!;)
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  29. Now I just need long hair and I'll be set! =)

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  30. Your hair looks beautiful. I love soft curls.

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  31. Pretty! You got some great volume!

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  32. I may have to try this once my hair grows out!

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  33. I need to invest in some velcro rollers, stat. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  34. Cute. xoxo
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  35. Your hair truly looks amazing hun. I've been waiting for someone to do a Blake-hair-inspired post so thankfully you have! the volume is fabulous!

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  36. Ok honey...you look GORGEOUS! I am hoping you'll be going out the next night you do your hair like this because WOW! I love it, and I've never seen volumizing powder!

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  37. Elle, if I had your hair, I wouldn't have shaved it off:P Really love this look on you, and the pic of you with rollers is too cute:)

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  38. Looks super fab! I wish my hair was long enough to get the glamness of it all. I used to use Velcro rollers all the time and my husband always laughed when I had them in!

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  39. Blake's hair is always so gorgeous! Great tutorial :)

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  40. I love Blake's hair and I am definitely going to have to try this!! Your hair looks amazing- esp since the pics were taken half a day later :)

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  41. I love Blake Lively's big bouncy curls! I've been trying to do them for ages. I definitely need to get a set of velcro curlers to help me out.

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  42. Love this! I've been meaning to try putting my hair in curlers immediately after curling. Glad it worked so well for you!

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  43. i always put curlers when i blow dry my hair and get a very similar look... hope you're having a great weekend!

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  44. this is such a great hair style. so flirty and full of body.

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  45. it looks GORGEOUS!! love the bounciness and volume!! oh WHY did i chop my hair off this week?!! ;)

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