Today I'm sharing how to get The Bachelorette's Emily Maynard's hair. This hairstyle is a great way to get volume and loose waves. I'm using velcro rollers today for two reasons: to mix it up (most of my tutorials involve strictly a curling wand or iron) and because Emily is a big fan of velcro rollers. You can totally use hot rollers if you don't have velcro rollers. While my layers are cut different from Emily's, the curls are the same!
Here's how to:
T O O L S
Velcro rollers & clips can be purchased at any beauty supply store
- Jumbo velcro rollers & clips--if your hair is shorter than mine, use large. The amount of rollers needed depends on the amount of hair. I usually need around 7. I use duck bill clips.
- Curling iron--This will be used to heat the hair. It makes the process faster instead of starting with wet hair, using a hair dryer, etc. I used a 1in 1/2 iron but the size of the barrel isn't important. A flat iron can be used if needed.
- Other: heat protectant & hair brush--for obvious reasons; hairspray (I don't use hairspray but most of us do); and a smoothing product.
- Brush hair, apply heat protectant, and turn on curling iron.
- You're going to divide your hair into 3 sections: the middle, starting at forehead going down the back of the head; and the sides. I like to separate the side sections with clips.
duck bill clips
- Starting at the top of the middle section, take a section of hair wide enough to wrap around the roller.
- Brush the section and use the curling iron to heat it. If you're hair is hard to curl, or just to insure the curl, go ahead and wrap the iron around the hair, starting at the end and rolling toward the roots. Hold for 5 seconds.
my curling iron is from here
- Open the clamp to remove hair from the iron and then reroll hair onto the velcro roller. Secure with clip. Continue to do the same for the remaining hair in the middle section. This usually takes me about 3 rollers.
- Next, take a side section and pull about a inch section. Instead of curling & rolling horizontally, curl & roll vertically away from the face.
- Repeat on the other side.
- Allow hair to completely cool--this usually takes around 5 minutes, if that. If you're really pressed on time, use the cool-shot button on your hair dryer to cool your hair down.
I got this for $5.99 (reg $18) at TJ Maxx. So good!
- Carefully remove rollers and style with fingers. Make sure the curls framing the face are away from the face. Spray with hairspray if desired! I used a color-protecting glaze to smooth hair.