Emmy Rossum Medium Wavy Half Up Hairstyle

Added: 28 Apr 2015
Hairstyle Suitability Rating: ★★★★★
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

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This dainty 'do is blow-waved beautifully to add movement through the mid-lengths to ends while smoothing down the sides. The top is teased and pinned back to give the over-all look height. This is a great hairstyle to complement a round face and needs a little product for hold and shine.

Emmy Rossum is the perfect candidate for this hairstyle with her combination of a square and a heart-shaped face. The lift at the roots throughout her ‘do distracts from her angular jaw, and the mini-bouffant at the crown balances her face shape out nicely. Both square and heart shaped faces need to counteract a prominent jawline, and this Sixties-inspired hairstyle will do the trick.

Emmy’s colour is another standout feature of this hairstyle. Her dark chocolate base colour is highlighted with a warm caramel shade throughout. This warms up her complexion and brings out those brown eyes. This hair colour will suit ladies with a neutral or warm complexion. To get a subtly highlighted look like Emmy, ask your stylist for “babylights” that will give you a naturally sun-kissed look.

Emmy Rossum is an American actress and singer-songwriter, currently starring in the Showtime drama series Shameless.

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Haircut Technique



Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, and 31 - 40

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Spray a small amount of hairspray at the roots and ends to keep this style full and shaped for longer.
Mousse, Wax, and Hair Spray
Blow Dryer

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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

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Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

2. Use a Medium Radial Brush

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A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

3. Blow-dry the Back Under

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To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

4. Blow-dry the Sides Under

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To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

5. Tease Hair

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Pick up a small selection of hair from your mid section no bigger than your tail comb. Place your comb at the roots and then comb up and down until the hair is standing up by itself. Continue to the crown and finish at the sides. Repeat this step if you require more volume.

6. Pin Hair

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Once your hairstyle is complete, hold your hair into place and then pin your hair into your desired direction.

7. Piece the Ends Using Wax

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Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

8. Apply Hairspray

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To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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