Victory rolls is one of those styles that any vintage gal must have in her repertoire, however they can be tricky to achieve sometimes. There are loads of tutorials on the old YouTube that offer some great tips on achieving the look from traditional 40's style to all out Rockabilly fabulousness.
As lean more to the traditional styling of victory rolls i wear mine on the smaller side. If your feeling adventurous feel free to backcomb those bad boys haha.
Here is my step by step guide to how i do my victory rolls. You will need the following:
First things first i find that this style works best (for most people) on second day hair, however my hair is thick and will hold at any time. If you have freshly washed hair pop a bit of hairspray on and brush through it to add some substance to the hair. So to tame my curly locks i have washed, blow dried and curled my hair with a curling iron and pinned it up to cool.
An alternative would be to leave your hair overnight like i have done here:
Once completely cooled, take out the pins and shake the curls loose. I prefer to have a side parting as i find it suits me better but if you like a center parting feel free to do so.
Separate a section from the top of your head to behind your ear on both sides and clip the rest of your hair at the back. These will be the sections that we will form our rolls.
Take one side and brush through the hair and add a little pomade or styling product, i use either good old brill cream or a wax based product for a little shine and hold. Starting at the bottom take two fingers and begin to roll the ends of the hair around to form a loop.
Remove your fingers and continue to roll the hair upwards towards the scalp. Make sure you are pulling the hair taught as you roll so that the side doesn't sag down.
This tends to be the most tricky part of the style and what has taken practice to get right. Don't give up on it if your struggling, roll the hair back down and start again and you will get it!!
Once you have the roll in place as you like it pin into place with a bobby pin through the center of the roll. I try to hide the bobby pins as best as i can as i think it makes for a more polished look. I usually use a couple of bobby pins to make sure the roll is secure and i feel confident it will stay in place when i go about my day.
Give it a good old spray with hairspray and smooth any fly aways.
Now do the same on the other side. Try to make the rolls about the same size and in the same position on the top of your head.
Hopefully the end result will look something like mine.
Now comes the fun part...the accessories!!! I love hair flowers and this hairstyle is made for them. You could go for a subtle, pinup style on the side by your ear
Or if your feeling adventurous and want to make a statement (lets face it, why wouldn't you?) add a full on bouquet haha.
I would love to know how your rolls turned out.
Hugs and Kisses