Victory rolls in hair were a staple in 40s fashion, in an era where you wouldn’t think style could prevail with people struggling with more important matters. As you may know, women being fashionable was even promoted by governments in order to show that ladies were staying strong while the war was going on. Victory rolls came out of those efforts.
Like a lot of 40s fashion, Victory rolls continue to inspire looks even today. So let’s take a look at how to make this fantastic look! It’s a little hard at first but if you’re willing to give it some practice, it’s going to pay off in a big way for a nice updo.
What You’ll Need:
- Bobby Pins
- Hair spray (to help hold the look)
- Dry Shampoo (to also help hold if your hair is too fine/clean for bobby pins to hold on their own).
How To Do It:
- First, get your makeup on. If you want it to be more period appropriate, a more subtle look is required. You can add lashes but you’ll want to stay away from the really long ones, because ladies weren’t really wearing falsies in the 40s. This is more about adding depth.
- Decide where your part is going to be. This is your choice so just wherever works best for you.
- Section off the top of your head as shown in the video below. Clip the bottom out of the way.
- Split your top portion in half and brush out both new sections very well.
- Before you begin styling, use the dry shampoo at this time.
- Now, starting with the hair up, begin curling it in and down toward your skull as shown in the video.