Emily Inspired Hair

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I’m sure you’ve seen photos of Emily Maynard around lately. Either from tabloids or the show The Bachelorette.
Her signature look these days is long with a little twist/curl toward the ends. I like how subtle it is, without being too curly.
 
See how the top sections are mostly straight?
 
 
Here is my closest look to “Emily hair”. The key is to soften the curls immediately after you take them out of the iron. 
 

*curling iron is 1 1/4 inch
emily inspired
 
about 8 hours after it was styled that morning:
 
Shirt: J. Crew
Jewelry: Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry
 
It held up pretty well, right? That’s how wonderful Kenra Volume 25 hairspray is! 

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Comments (89)

  1. Hannah says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    love this! I’ve been searching for a softer curled style!!

  2. Posted June 25, 2012

    love it! your hair always looks amazing and you make it look so easy! thanks for another great tutorial!

  3. Nat says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Love this! This is exactly what I’ve been looking and I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Chloe says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Very nice !
    Love the color of your top.

  5. Posted June 25, 2012

    I may need to grow my hair out after seeing this. Love!

  6. Daisy says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    loving this tutorial, going to try it out later!
    You make it seem so easy, hope I can make my hair look similar.

  7. Kristin says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Very pretty Kate! Styled, yet relaxed. Wow. I’m impressed with that hairspray…salon only? If your humidity has been anything like ours up here in VA, and your hair looks that good after 8 hours. Um, I need some! 🙂 Happy Monday!

  8. Tina says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I got some kenra 25 and the roost booster and still have the aquage uplifting hoping to play around while wait for ur post on thin fine hair. Ur hair looks great.

  9. Jamie says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I bought the kenra 25 hairspray a couple weeks ago and love it!!! I curled my hair yesterday and had to be exposed to the rain (thanks T.S. Debby) and my hair acutally held up well.

  10. Tina says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I got some kenra 25 and the roost booster and still have the aquage uplifting hoping to play around while wait for ur post on thin fine hair. Ur hair looks great.

  11. Tina says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I got some kenra 25 and the roost booster and still have the aquage uplifting hoping to play around while wait for ur post on thin fine hair. Ur hair looks great.

  12. Tina says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I got some kenra 25 and the roost booster and still have the aquage uplifting hoping to play around while wait for ur post on thin fine hair. Ur hair looks great.

  13. Sally says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I might have to get some of that amazing spray…

  14. Posted June 25, 2012

    Very cute!! LOVE that color shirt on you too 🙂

  15. Posted June 25, 2012

    looks just like hers. she has great hair. new episode tonight, yessss.

  16. Posted June 25, 2012

    You are just beautiful!!!! LOVE the hair! That shirt is a great color for you too!

  17. Christy says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Love this tutorial and soft curly hair. My question what inches of iron did you use for this soft curl hair? Thanks!

  18. Posted June 25, 2012

    i LOVE emily’s hair – can’t wait to try this!!

    still being [molly]

  19. Amanda says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I love this look. It reminds me of a shorter version of Gretchen Rossi’s hair. I started reading your blog on Thursday and I am addicted 🙂

  20. Amanda says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I love this look. It reminds me of a shorter version of Gretchen Rossi’s hair. I started reading your blog on Thursday and I am addicted 🙂

  21. Lindsay says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Gorgeous! I was wondering how to get those beautiful curls!

  22. Rissy says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    You may have the shiniest, softest looking hair I’ve ever seen! Have you ever explained what your hair routine is as far as heat protectants, coloring, etc is?

    Great tutorial!

    CarissaExplainsItAll

  23. Rissy says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    OOO and I think I just watched an expert tease her hair! I have things to learn

    CarissaExplainsItAll

  24. Carly says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Love this! So pretty!

    Carly
    http://www.lipglossandcrayons.com

  25. Anonymous says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Where do you get the come that you use I have a pick and dont get that volume

  26. Ellen C says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I love this style! It looks fantastic. I’m a big fan of the soft curled ends and volume. Keep up the great work! Love your hair tutorial videos 🙂

  27. Sarah says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I can never get my hair back combed like you….I have a hard time getting lift because my hair is so think! Could you show a close up picture of the tool/comb you use to back comb and give me some tips on what to look for when I buy a comb specifically for back combing? Thanks so much!!!

    • Sarah says
      Posted June 25, 2012

      Opps, I meant thick 🙂

  28. Sarah says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Also, could you please give me the name of the root lifter you put in your hair before you blow dry it? Thank you, thank you 🙂

    • Posted June 25, 2012

      It’s Aquage Uplifing Foam, it’s amazing!

    • Sarah says
      Posted June 25, 2012

      Awesome! TY 🙂

  29. Posted June 25, 2012

    OK Your hair tutorials are seriously saving my life but I need one tutorial that you may or may not be able to help with. How do you suggest blow drying naturally wavy hair so that you can have smooth FLAT hair?? Because this is the secret I have never learned.

  30. Posted June 25, 2012

    Love love love Emily’s hair so than kyou for doing this!

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

  31. Anonymous says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love your hair anyway, and this look definetly looks amazing! 🙂
    -Elisabeth

  32. Posted June 25, 2012

    My hair is so long and doesn’t hold curl very well so this is pretty much all I can accomplish! Curled ends with a straight top are my go to. Every now and then I just want more body and shape so I pull out the smaller iron and load up on hairspray.

    You are amazing though, Kate. I have honestly thought to myself, if I could get her to deal with my hair then maybe I could learn a thing or two and have it more the way I want it.

  33. Aileen says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Love your tutorials! They are straightforward and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Aja Cass says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Love that color on you, Gorgeous!!

  35. Anonymous says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Love it! awesome color too 🙂

  36. Kacie says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I love Emily’s hair! Thanks for the tutorial!

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

  37. Megan says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Where did you get that beautiful top?!

  38. Anonymous says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Beautiful hairstyle. Love the color of your shirt. Where is it from?

  39. Posted June 25, 2012

    I too am willing to try the hairspray. I have thick wavy hair that will frizz so easily in MS heat. I currently use cheap spray can hairspray but it works in this heat. I am concerned about it drying my hair out.

  40. Anonymous says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Beautiful hair. Also..what is your lipstick color?

  41. Posted June 25, 2012

    I gotta say, Kate, I think your hair looks better than Emily’s! You have more volume and her hair is looking a little brassy these days… You could teach that girl a thing or two!

  42. Anonymous says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    I love the earrings in your tutorial! Where are those from?

  43. Anonymous says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Hi, I just found your blog through pinterest. Your hair is amazing. I love the colour. I actually want that hair colour 🙂 What would/should I tell my hairdresser? Whenever I say blonde I end up with gold hair. Thanks for sharing!!

  44. Brianna says
    Posted June 25, 2012

    Love it! Also, love that shirt and what you have on your lips! Could you let us in on that? 🙂

  45. Anonymous says
    Posted June 26, 2012

    While blow drying your hair do you use a rollar brush? Or do you have you head completely upside down and just blow it dry? I just love the look after you blow dry it. I bought the products you use now I just need the info on blow drying it. Thanks so much with your videos. Love the step by step instructions!

  46. Posted June 26, 2012

    gorgeous! good job!

  47. Posted June 26, 2012

    I <3 Kenra! My mom sent me some sample sizes of their curl defining creme 5 and I was hooked. She sends me regular sized tubes every couple months. Absolutely everyone has commented on the smell when I use it on my locks and it does make me feel fabulous.

    http://www.kenra.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ID=46

  48. Anonymous says
    Posted June 26, 2012

    I see that your curling iron is from Hot Tools however it is the ceramic model. What is the different between the ceramic and the Gold curling Iron?

  49. Posted June 26, 2012

    YAY! I love it!! I was just thinking, I wish I could figure out how to style my hair like that. I think Emily uses curlers though. What kind of curlers would you suggest?

  50. Anonymous says
    Posted June 26, 2012

    Love it! My hair is naturallly curled but frizzy. I have to blow dry it staight first. But gonna try it!! Except for the teasing part…..never works for me. Think my hair is to long or I am just not good at it.

  51. Posted June 26, 2012

    Kate,

    You’re hair has a TON of shine to it and I envied you for a long time (what can I say, I’m a sinner envying others) but I began using all your products about a month ago. The results? Shine, shine, shine and NO frizzes.
    Emily’s style is cute, but I like a few f yours much better…
    Thanks bunches for this amazing site <3

  52. Annika says
    Posted June 26, 2012

    Hi Kate,

    I think your hair looks really great as straight, too. Do you ever wear it straight?

  53. Anonymous says
    Posted June 26, 2012

    I found you through Pinterest- and have been addicted ever since! You are awesome!
    I tried this look this morning and my hair looks great! I have superrrr thick hair, so soft and toned down is hard to come by for me. Thank you!

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  55. Kate says
    Posted June 26, 2012

    Happy Birthday Kate!

    Tried the “emily” tutorial last night, and had total success! Your blog has totally reinvigorated creativity with my hair! Thank you!

  56. Posted June 26, 2012

    You look like her!

  57. Emily says
    Posted June 26, 2012

    Thanks so much for sharing these hair styles. I’m a stay at home mom and am always looking for ways to make my hair have a little style wihtout spending too much time on it! Thanks again.

  58. Posted June 26, 2012

    I just came across your blog via Pinterest recently and am in lurve! I think I watched all of your video tutorials in one day and have a running list of products to buy now I am most thankful for showing me how to style my hair with a curling iron correctly, and just opening up my mind to all the little pretty things you can do with hair. I have an almost two year old boy and realize that it’s ok to curl my hair for no reason other than to just feel pretty. Thanks Kate!

    Sabina

  59. Sara says
    Posted June 27, 2012

    Love all your hair video’s! So helpful! Thanks!!!

  60. Amy W. says
    Posted June 27, 2012

    I agree with Tina down below, I’d love to see some tips for people with thin, fine hair! 🙂

  61. Posted June 27, 2012

    I did this yesterday with my hair and it turned out great!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!

  62. Tracy F says
    Posted June 27, 2012

    I just found your blog and I absolutely love it! I love all the fashion tips and how to videos!! I have very thick hair and I normally just wear it strait. I flat iron it but that is about all I can stand after 20 mins of blowdrying. My hair is just above my shoulders. I got some highlights and a hair cut last night (my step mom is my hairdresser) and I attempted this style this morning. By the time I got to work, all my curl had morphed into one. How do I prevent this from happening? I used no product on my hair except Paul Mitchell hairspray.
    Thanks!

  63. Robyn says
    Posted June 28, 2012

    I just love reading your blog everyday! I have shoulder length hair and was wondering what size curling iron you would use on that length. I have tried using a 1.5 inch iron before and end up with with big wave all around my head! Thanks for all the advice!!

  64. Sara says
    Posted June 29, 2012

    Hey Kate, what kind of straightener do you use?

  65. Hilary says
    Posted July 1, 2012

    I have naturally curly hair – I guess it’s more wavy, so when I blow dry it there are a lot of wavy sections. Should I straighten my hair before attempting to curl it?

  66. Anonymous says
    Posted July 2, 2012

    OK! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. I have been follwing for quite sometime and love telling others about you:) I really, really wish we lived closer so you could cut/style my hair. Did you know how hard it is to find a stylist who layers how you want your hair layered? I go to a hip girl with awesome style and hair and even after telling her/showing how I want layers- I still end up with them more just straight across the bottom with a few in an upper level. It is not what I am wishing for. I want Kelly Ripa/ Emily Maynard perfect long short/long layers. So, that when I curl my hair it stacks right and if I use a flat iron it doesn’t look pretty much all one length. Or I seem to get the old Rachel two level layers:( What’s a girl to do. Well, I wish I could make a road trip:) Thanks for giving me something to look forward to 1st thing in the morning with my coffee:)

  67. Posted July 2, 2012

    This is gorgeous! I love it, very modern. I live in California, and it’s a great relaxed style.

  68. Melissa Mirarchi says
    Posted July 6, 2012

    I can’t ever get curls to stay in my hair. I’ve tried all your tricks including setting the curls, spraying with hairspray and using a higher setting on the curling iron. It looks great when I do it, but falls out completely 1-2 hours later. I don’t know what else to do! 🙁

  69. Anonymous says
    Posted July 14, 2012

    Finally, I’ve been searching forever! And I’ve finally found Emily hair! 🙂 THANK YOU!

  70. Miss Heather says
    Posted July 18, 2012

    I love this style so much! I do and I can’t wait to try it this weekend, but I don’t wear my hair to the side…I have a center part so I was wondering if you could maybe do a tutorial on center parting because I am just horrible at it 🙁 I would really appreciate your expertise please!

  71. Posted July 25, 2012

    Your hair looks really pretty straight. You should wear it straight more often. Oh and I love aquage foam and kenra hairspray. Thanks for the reccommendation. I tried not wearing aquage yesterday and I could not believe the difference!

  72. Posted July 26, 2012

    You are just to darn cute!! Love your site!!

  73. Nicole says
    Posted October 28, 2012

    is there any chance you can show the answers to most of these questions? I’m assuming you replied to most of them via email, but many of us have the same questions – I would love to see the answers here.

    I for one also wanted to know about the earrings you are wearing in the video.

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  75. Posted January 11, 2013

    Love love love Emily’s hair so than kyou for doing this!
    Great work……….
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  76. Posted January 14, 2013

    she just said north carolina? i had no idea she was in NC!! awesome! I am from Raleigh-small world =)

  77. Sarah says
    Posted February 14, 2013

    Thank you for this tutorial. I did it today and it actually looks good!

  78. Posted February 19, 2013

    Lobe the look soft free flowing and easyro.do.

  79. Posted July 22, 2013

    Oh my goodness your hair looks at least as good as hers but maybe fuller and shinier! So glad I found your blog – I’m new. 🙂

  80. Josie says
    Posted May 11, 2014

    Love your tutorials! Where did you get the earrings you are wearing on this tutorial?

  81. jessi says
    Posted June 15, 2014

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