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Sarah’s Request: Kate Beckinsale’s “Emma”

Hi everybody!

Today’s post is from a request from Sarah.

I wonder if you can figure out a way to do this style. I can only find one image of it, so it may be hard! I am filming a regency movie and am also the director, hair dresser, etc. So, I need some regency hair styles!! Can you help?? Thanks so much!

Here is the image.

Sarah was even so good as to reply to herself with a possible solution.  🙂

As I was thinking this over on my request. Do you think it would be possible to do this style like this:

Curl your hair, either in rollers or rags (for a curlier affect), or do pin curls. Then, do an upside down flip through, and maybe pin hair up slightly (so the hair falls down from a higher height on head.)

As I see it, there are about 3 different ways to do this style depending on how long your hair is.  All these start with pre-curled hair, so if you have naturally curly hair, you have it made in the shade!

Option 1. What Sarah came up with would work on shorter hair.  You could also do a regular flip through and then bobby pin the curls up. I’m pretty sure that is what is what the hairdresser for the movie did.

Option 2. Start with curly hair and make a faux-short ponytail.  I did that a while back for a different tutorial.  Here’s how it turned out.

Option 3. Start with curly hair again.  Make a bun and pin it so that the ends stick out the top and pin the curls over the bun. That would kind of look like the beginning of my Romola Garai Emma style.

I hope that helps!

I know it has been forever since I posted.  I’ll spare you the obligatory sob story, but real life has been very busy in both good and not-so-good ways.  Hopefully, things should get back to normal in a few weeks.


Emma: Romola Garai Version

Jeremiah 31:3

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying,
“Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love;
therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

In today’s tutorial, I am wearing a locket that my grandmother gave to me a few years before she passed away. The front is engraved with the words “I love you” and a rose, delicately colored. I wish I could get a picture of it to turn out! This verse is on the inside.

And now, drum roll, please!

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Emma: Archery Style

Emma: The most incomprehensible thing in the world to a man is a woman who rejects his offer of marriage!
Mr. Knightly: I do not comprehend it because it is madness!

Today is the last tutorial for Emma Week. I would say that when most people think of “Emma,” this is the scene that comes to mind. With such a beautiful setting and witty dialog, the archery scene is the definition of a tempest in a teacup.

Emma’s iconic style is pretty easy. You only need to know how to do a basic bun and a shell bun.

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Emma: Triple Twist Bun

Harriet: Oh, I do not know Miss Fairfax!
Emma: There is not much to be said for her. When pressed, I say she is elegant.
*Parasol pop*

A comparatively minor style, this bun of Emma’s is one of my favorite styles from the movie. I will definitely being wearing this style for Christmas events this year. While it looks complicated, it really isn’t difficult.

You will need to know how to do either a folded twist or rope braid for this style. Don’t know which one to pick? You can read this comparison.

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Emma: Knot Bun with Curls

I hope all you ladies are having a wonderful week!

Today’s tutorial is for the most common style for Emma through out the movie. You can see it in a gazillion scenes, including the ball, the Coles’ party, the picnic, and the “I love John! I hate John!” scene.

I don’t have naturally curly hair. When I set my curls, I used the smallest rollers I have, and this is the tightest curl my hair will do. Gwyneth Paltrow’s hair is straighter than mine so I have a suspicion that her teeny curls are a hair piece. If you have any curling ideas, please leave a comment.

For today’s style, you only need to know how to do a basic bun.

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Emma: Frank Engaged

Towards the end of the movie, *don’t read the following if you haven’t seen the movie* Mrs. Weston tells Emma that Frank is engaged to Jane Fairfax. Later that day, Emma’s heart is broken broken by some “tragic” news about her dear Mr. Knightly.

You will need to know how to rope braid for this style. The Pirates of the Caribbean tutorial would be helpful, too.

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Emma: Puppies Style

Ok, that is a goofy name, but I didn’t know what else to call this style. I’m open to suggestions!

This easy style is from the scene when Emma is consoling Harriet about her “loss” of Mr. Elton; this scene also features one of my favorite extras from the movie, an adorable spaniel puppy. How could a girl’s spirits not be lifted?

But I digress . . .

You will need to know how to do a shell bun for this style. If your hair is thicker or shorter than mine, you could substitute a regular bun.
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Emma: Proposal Hairstyle

Marvelous Monday, Ladies!

Today is the first post of a special series about Miramax’s “Emma” with Gwyneth Paltrow. During this week I will doing tutorials for six different styles form the movie. Today we will be doing the proposal style. This basic style is repeated several times in “Emma,” including the painting scene below.

While not necessarily historically accurate, the lovely updos from this movie would be very nice for special occasions and Christmas events. You ladies who have been following my blog for the last couple months will already have all the skills you need to do the styles for Emma Week. If you are new, don’t worry! I’ll be including some links to previous tutorials each day to help you get up to speed. You will need to know how to do pin rolls and flip a ponytail for the proposal style.

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Announcement: Emma Week!

My favorite “hair” movie, Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow version) is a lovely film featuring some beautiful hair styles. This December, I will be doing a week of tutorials for styles from the movie. You can read about the movie here and see screen captures here.

I am really excited! The official dates will be Monday December 7th-Saturday the 12th. In the meantime, please leave a comment with your favorite styles from the movie. And they doesn’t have to be one of Emma’s. To do all the styles would be overwhelming (I’ve counted at least 20!) so I’d like to know which ones would interest you. I have already received one vote for the “I love John! I hate John!” style.

Here are some blog images if you would like to link to this event. I look forward to reading your votes!


The Flip and Twist

2 Peter 1:3-4

3According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be
partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

This passage is from my devotions last week. I really wanted to post the whole chapter! One thing that jumped out to me was that little word “all.” God has given us all we need for life and godliness. I may know that in my head, but my question for myself is, by my actions, what is not part of that all? (I hope that makes sense). As christians we may say that we’re trusting Christ for the big things like forgiveness for sin, finances, or a future spouse, but what about the little things like how to respond to the people and situations? And to what am I looking to fill that gap in my faith?

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding” Proverbs 3:5.

This is not the tutorial I had planned for today. 😦 I’ve been watching the new Emma so I was going to do that style, but it was not to be. I’ll try again later! These pictures are from before I cut my hair, by the way.

This is my never-fail, I-forgot-I-had-to-leave-5-minutes-ago-and-my-hair’s-still-in-a-yucky-thing-held-up-with-a-giant-clip ‘do. Yes, even hair fairies have days like that. You only need one hair tie, ribbon optional. And it’s really fast! I can do this style in the car without a mirror. Even if you’re driving, it only takes two or three red lights. Continue reading