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How to: Get Emma Stone’s Flicked-Out Bob

Fri, 7 December 2012 2:01PM

Everyone at PRIMPED HQ emitted a collective sigh of adoration on spotting Emma Stone at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards a few weeks back …

And so it would seem, did you, going by the rave responses we received after touting Emma as our Look of the Day.

So when Sunsilk’s Head Stylist Daren Borthwick popped in for a visit recently, we begged him for the lowdown on replicating Emma’s swingin’ ‘60s style …

  • First up, this look works best with freshly washed hair. So hit the shower and suds up.

  • While your hair is still wet, spray Sunsilk Co-creations Daring Volume Root Lifting Spray, $7.49, supermarkets, all over, concentrating on the roots to create extra volume.

  • Flip your hair over and, thoroughly blow-dry your hair, running your fingers through it until it is bone-dry. “Regardless of how thick your hair is, you’ll get great volume by blow-drying your hair upside-down, especially if you want to achieve a bouncy, flicked-out ends like this,” Daren says.

  • You are now going to blow-dry your hair, working in tiers. Using a tail comb, section your hair from ear to ear across the back of your head as seen in the picture. Clip the rest of your hair away.

  • Grab a round ceramic brush and, depending on how thick your hair is, blow-dry in two-inch wide sections. Holding your brush horizontally and on the outside of each section, curl the ends under and up around the brush, to encourage the flicked-out effect.

  • Then create the second tier, and repeat the blow-dry process.

  • Bring the third tier of the hair – the one over the crown – and, working again in two-inch sections, blow-dry the hair forward and away from you. With the brush placed on top of each section, roll hair forward towards your face.

  • Use your fingers to determine where your side part sits. If you don’t have a natural side part (I don’t have one!) you should be able to roughly work out which side it will better suit. Then, separate your fringe so that it is sweeping over the front of your face.

  • To finish, add a spritz of Sunsilk Co-creations Hold Me Forever Strong Hold Hairspray, $6.49, to ensure the style holds and voilà! Here’s the view from the back …

Side note: You could also create Emma’s ‘do using the VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler 1000, $99.95, 1800 650 263. Depending on how thick your hair is, use one of the two brush attachments and follow the steps above, replacing your hair dryer with the Big Hair Styler and rolling the brush in an anti-clockwise direction to create the flicked-out ends.

Tell me, Primpers, did you love this style on Emma?

Do you think you could create it at home?

Have you tried the Big Hair Styler?

Hayley x

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  • Posted by: lolo Master Fan // Fri, 7 December 2012 02:48pm

    Ooh looks great! I always thought this look was… Old fashioned… But Emma and this post has changed my mind! Oh and I haven’t tried the big hair styler but am hoping to soon… Cough cough! styled or its going on my late Christmas list! :)

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Fri, 7 December 2012 02:58pm

    Gorgeous. I think I’ll try this on the weekend!

  • Posted by: matty Enthusiast // Fri, 7 December 2012 02:58pm

    I think it is very pretty…I might just try it this weekend!

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Fri, 7 December 2012 03:12pm

    I love emmas hair above. The side fringe gorgeous.
    Daren did a great job of replicating it on your hair hayley. Your hair looks great.
    My hair is way to long to replicate this do unfortunately but i still love it.

  • Posted by: melg Master Fan // Fri, 7 December 2012 04:10pm

    Her hair is always lovely, I’ll be checking out the root lifting spray for sure

  • Posted by: lovefashionangel Master Fan // Fri, 7 December 2012 05:09pm

    I really love how casual but girly it looks :)

  • Posted by: bluebird Master Fan // Fri, 7 December 2012 05:15pm

    I so love this hairdo on you Hayley just as much as on Emma..really cute!
    I have used the original Big Hairstyler and loved it, but am really looking forward to trying out the newest model with the smaller brush. WIth my shorter bobbed hair I think the smaller brush would be ideal for turning my ends under while the big brush is great for volume on top and the sides.

  • Posted by: glossed Master Fan // Fri, 7 December 2012 05:50pm

    Love this look on Emma! I have this length hair and think maybe a side fringe like hers could be in the works! It’s such a sweet and easy style that nicely balances her smokey eye!

  • Posted by: MAC1 // Fri, 7 December 2012 09:45pm

    I love this! Will also try this on the weekend

  • Posted by: Tina-1291133452 Master Fan // Fri, 7 December 2012 10:48pm

    your hair looks so soft and wispy :) love it! the style is very pretty and feminine, will definitely try it out, hopefully it will look ok on longer hair!

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Sat, 8 December 2012 04:52pm

    Cute as, but my hair is far too long for this

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Sat, 8 December 2012 07:02pm

    Love the relaxed look of this style. My hair usually hangs very straight and limp though its thick so this style is perfect to give it lift. Have not tried the Big Hair Styler but looks like a very useful styling tool! And the steps are simple enough to try and my hair is the right length for this style too! The pics will really help!

  • Posted by: misschris Master Fan // Sat, 8 December 2012 11:00pm

    Such a cute look.. I think with the right tools (like a big hair styler) I could achieve this look.

  • Posted by: Coconal Master Fan // Sun, 9 December 2012 10:45pm

    Your hair looks stunning, Hayley, I would love to try something similar!

  • Posted by: Emidoherty Supporter // Mon, 10 December 2012 01:22pm

    Very cute! And very do-able. Also great to see the sweepy fringe is still stylish (its great for those with larger foreheads ie me). My hair may be a wee bit too long but I’m going to give it a shot for this Friday’s work Christams party. Yay!

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Mon, 10 December 2012 03:31pm

    I actually prefer the look on you Hayley! My hair’s too long to suit this style sadly :(

  • Posted by: beautybee1 Master Fan // Tue, 11 December 2012 07:53pm

    That’s such a cute look – my hair is bobbed right now so I could defintely try this out!

  • Posted by: Tahlz68 Enthusiast // Thu, 13 December 2012 01:57pm

    suits you!!

  • Posted by: Daria Devotee // Fri, 14 December 2012 11:31am

    Absoloutely beautiful, my sister who is a hairdresser does this style on me sometimes, it is beautiful, soft and feminine. Really elegant.

  • Posted by: wittyusername Enthusiast // Sat, 15 December 2012 03:21am

    Seriously, can Emma Stone put a foot wrong? She is diverse, she shakes up her looks, and comes out on top each time. And she is not exactly a classic beauty either. She just knows how to make it all come together and look spectacular.
    Thanks for the blow by blow (lol, literatly) account on how to achieve this look. Sometimes it can be narrated carefully, yet I still don’t get it, so the pictures of each step along with the notes really helped me out. Ta guys, again.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sun, 10 February 2013 04:47pm

    beautiful hairstyle, looks good on you Hayley

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Mon, 3 June 2013 09:00pm

    Lovely hair style, reminds me of the 60′s look with the fuller hair.
    I have not tried the Big Hair Styler.

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