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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?