Rumer Willis Medium Curly Dark Red Half Up Hairstyle

Added: 20 Oct 2011
Hairstyle Suitability Rating: ★★★★★
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★


Rumer Willis has been experimenting with a lot of looks, and for now has settled on a curly fiery auburn 'do. Rumer has an angular face so her tight cork screw curls add softness to her face without adding more width like larger waves do. Her face is rectangular, which can end up looking very boxy with certain hairstyles. However, Rumer's side hair part and curled tendrils that frame her face create a softer oval face shape.

Curls can be unruly, but Rumer has tamed hers by pinning them back at the nape of the neck. This gives the hairstyle a loose, natural feel that looks elegant and classy.

This is a casual curly do perfect for those with a natural curl or kink in their locks. The long layers cut through the back and sides help enhance the bounce for the curls for body and fullness. This hairstyle is easy to re-create with the right tools and will need product for hold and shine.

If you have curly or wavy hair and want to copy Rumer's look, start by using a half barrelled curling iron to curl 1" sections of hair from root to tip (of course, if your hair is naturally tightly curled, skip this step!). Then use hairspray all over to hold your curls in place. Next, take a panel from each side of the head and twist it towards the nape of the neck. Fasten it with hair pins and make sure that a few face-framing tendrils have been left out around the face and voila! You now have a Rumer Willis-inspired hairstyle.

Finally, let's talk about the hair color. Rumer has medium-light cool skin with light brown eyes. Her natural hair color is a cool brown, but this dark copper color harmonizes well with her skin tone. If you want to copy her color, try a dark auburn shade that will match your skin tone and not look too light or brassy.

Hairstyle Type

Updo Medium

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Run smoothing shine through your hair with your fingers to create a soft finish.
Mousse, Wax, Smoothing Shine, and Hair Spray
Hot Rollers

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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 Small Hot Rollers

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A small hot roller is used to give your hair tighter curls.

3. Apply Hot Rollers Through the Back

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Take the entire back section of your hair, and then starting from the crown, take a smaller section of hair no wider than the diameter of the hot roller and comb it through to ensure there are no knots. Place the roller at the ends of the section of hair, being sure to smooth the ends under, and then twist the roller down the hair shaft until it meets your head and then secure it in place with a pin or clip. Repeat this step until you have reached the nape of your neck and the entire back section of your hair is completed. Keep the rollers in your hair until they cool.

4. Apply Hot Rollers Vertically to the Side

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Take a section of hair no wider than the diameter of the hot roller and comb it through to ensure there are no knots. Place the roller at the ends of the section of hair, being sure to smooth the ends under, and then twist the roller vertically, making sure to roll it backwards, along the hair shaft to the roots and secure it with a pin or clip. Keep the rollers in your hair until they cool.

5. 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.

6. Apply Smoothing Shine

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Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

7. 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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