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Tutorial: Betty Grable Rolls

Sunday, February 5, 2012




By popular request, here's my how-to for Betty Grable inspired rolls, as seen in my Christmas outfit posts.



 These rolls are parted to the side with one rolled up and the other rolled to the side. This style uses the same methods as shown in my basic victory roll video. This is a great example of how a small variation can completely change the look of a basic victory roll.

 I began this tutorial with hair curled using Conair Hot Sticks but you can use any curling method you like.


 If you have any questions or need extra help with this style, just ask!

18 Responses to “Tutorial: Betty Grable Rolls”

  1. As I wear a bang I never make victory rolls, moreover it's often not easy to wear a hat with this hair style... except perhaps some 0's ones... But it's a nice tutorial, I must try one day...

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  2. Brilliant tutorial! I love it! Thanks for making!!

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  3. Wow!I mus try it *____*
    Thank you for making and sharing with us!

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  4. what's the lovely music? Is it Betty herself? Will have to give this ago.... right now!!

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  5. Miss Simmonds- it is Betty! :)
    Laurence, I rarely wear hats with my v-rolls either. I do have a really cute 40's hat, it's a high-brimmed headband type that looks super cute with v-rolls. I must do a tutorial for making that type of hat!

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  6. I love how quick and precise your tutorials are :) I need to practice your nifty thumb move!

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  7. Jep, that's just stunning! xxx

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  8. Beautiful hair and great tutorial - I can never get my rolls to look neat - think I need for practice!

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  9. Do you think this would work at all with long hair? Mine comes down to my waist. I have a vintage prom dress, so I am looking for period hair styles.

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  10. It might work, depending on how thick your hair is if its very thick, the rolls will be too big. Since your hair is so long, you might want to try a very very thin rat to help roll it up. Im sure that much hair is hard to work with good luck!

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  11. Thanks for answering about the long hair. I was wondering the same thing. Mine is thin but goes down to my waist. I guess I could always cut it! ;)


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  12. Thanks for sharing. I have such thick hair and teasing help a lot to keep it held up along with bobbie pins. It took me a while, like 5 tries, but finally I managed to get this look. I'm all fingers lol, but managed eventually to get my thumbs working to hold the hair till I could pin it.

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  14. Amazing! I think this is the one look that I'll die and never get close to it a bit :'(

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  15. This is so helpful thanks! Oh and if you've never seen the dance to go with that song you've got to!:)

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  16. Oops!:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGgzmLmjwZk

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  17. exlt trying this nice easy style many thx

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