How To: Inspired by The Bachelorette's Emily's Hair & Necklace

Happy Monday, loves! How was your weekend? I had a weekend of thrift store & Ikea adventures as well as brunch with a friend. I thought I'd kick off the week with a hair tutorial. Enjoy!

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:


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.

This John Freida Frizz-Free Heat Protectant keeps frizz & heat damage away
  • 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.

The Finley necklace I'm wearing is just like the one Emily wore in The Bachelorette (episode 1)! Isn't it super cute and dainty? It was given to me from Towne & Reese! You can get your own, or any of their beautiful pieces, by clicking here. Go now!

And ElleSees readers get a 10% discount now until August 14th with the code ELLE10.

  • Check out more velcro tutorials from me here and here.


  1. You look stunning! I love that necklace, going to have a look at perhaps ordering myself one as well! Have a great week! xoxox

  2. Your posts make me miss my long hair! Gorgeous!

  3. I purchased some velcro rollers a while back, and they pulled my hair so much. Is there a trick to this?


  4. Awesome tutorial. I've never used velcro rollers but this looks like something that I could totally do!


  5. it didn't work for me, perhaps I should start with the heat set.

  6. Cute tutorial. I've never tried velcro rollers and I need something stronger to hold my curls

  7. Love the romantic look of loose waves, you've recreate the hairstyle so prettily!

  8. Great tutorial and your hair looks great!

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  9. I found my velcro rollers last night and I was thinking how in the world am I going to use these? But I'm glad I found this since I'm trying to do the no heat thing for a while. You da best! :)

  10. Pretty necklace! I have used velcro rollers, but because my hair is so fine, I have found that hot rollers work better. Your hair turned out great!

  11. Your hair looks great and I love that necklace! I really want to try this look now - I have been trying for awhile to figure out how I can get a loose curl like this!

  12. Wauw you look gorgeous!! I have curly hair from myself (as yours in the last picture) so this tutorial doesn't really apply for me :p tough I enjoyed reading it and who knows maybe I'll try it on my sister :)



  13. Another fabulous tutorial! And you look gorgeous, as always. What I'd do for your hair. Oh and awesome score getting that Fekkai product for so cheap! I love it but pay full price. Would love to get such a deal on it :)

    Happy Monday, sweetie! xoxo

  14. Love that we get to see more pictures of your pretty face now, lady! Awesome tutorial and OMG that necklace, I die! :)

  15. So pretty! I love those curls.

  16. I wished I was close tnough to Ikea to have a weekend adventure there. haha! My closest one is in Denver which is still 6 hours away so it has to be a planned event.

    The curls look great. :)


  17. I never thought to curl my hair before putting in my velcro rollers but that makes a lot of sense. I'll have to try this one out for shizzle

  18. definitely see the inspiration! well done!


  19. great tutorial, elle! your hair is better than emily's. :)
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  20. Your hair looks so pretty!! I suddenly have the urge to grow mine out again!

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  21. your hair looks good. i really like loose, casual curls.

  22. nice. As i am growing out my hair more, I will be using the curling iron more too.

  23. amazing elle! it looks good :D

  24. So pretty! Thanks for the tutorial, I'm always trying to get curls like that!

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  25. You are so cute! Your hair looks fabulous!

  26. I love the hair and you look great in yellow!!


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