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How to Do Victory Rolls and Bumper Bangs
I thought I'd start with a classic- victory rolls and bumper bangs. It's good for the cheesecake pin up photo shoot or 1940s movie starlet.
You will need a teasing brush ( I use this one) and a hair rat. There's a tutorial for making your own hair rat here. Use the tail of the comb to separate the top section of your hair, including bangs, if you have them. The part should be circular.
Section off the hair from the top of the bangs section, in front of your ear. This will be your first roll.
Most of the time, my snoods stay put without pins but when there's not a lot of head to grip on to due to all of these rolls, I'll stick a pin in at the top and maybe one on each side. If it feels like its slipping, an extra pin never hurts. See my tutorial for how to put on a snood for my easy, quick trick.
Rolls and a Scarf or When My Rolls Don't Match and I Can't Keep my Arms Above my Head for Another Second
After 6 years of practicing victory rolls, there are still days when my hair won't do anything and my patience is thin. Mostly, this happens when I have somewhere important to go and my hair has to look good and vintagey so here's a quick solution.
Oh, my arms hurt so bad from trying to roll, they feel like they're going to fall off! I'm giving up on trying anymore and I just shove all of that hair for my non-matching roll into the snood. Yay! Next, grab a small vintage handkerchief and a hat pin. If you don't have these, an oversized hair flower would be very pretty
A Quartet of Rolls
This style is one of my favorites because it looks so elaborate but it's pretty easy to do, especially on second day hair. It's a great style for the holidays. Once you master a basic victory roll, this style comes together really quickly.
Part hair to one side. On the side with less hair, section off the hair from the part to in front of your ear. Add your dry shampoo and back comb before rolling the ends around your fingers. Roll the section down to the scalp and pin in place.
On the other side, section off the bangs and keep them separate from the other section. Take this section and split it into two pieces, a top and bottom.
Dry shampoo, back comb and roll the bottom section up, towards the part. Pin these two rolls so they meet right next to each other. Prep your bangs for rolling with more dry shampoo and back combing.
Roll your bangs into a small stand-up pin curl. If your bangs are very long, they can be rolled into another large roll. If you have very short bangs that will not be rolled into submission, you can leave them down. I keep mine at nose length to chin-length. Next, add your pretty snood! See the tutorial for how to put on a snood.
If it feels like it may slip, add a pin at the top and possibly one on each side
Snoods with Hats
I love to wear hats but I don't always have time to mess with the back of my hair and on some days, it won't take a curl so I pull it up in a snood and style the front however I like and put a hat on it. You can wear lots of different hat styles with snoods. Here, I picked three.
This little clam shell type is my favorite to wear with rolls because it really accentuates the height
Big straw hats are a favorite too because there's so many ways to wear them. You can put them right on top, at dramatic angle to one side or tilted back to add height to your hair
This small flat felt hat has a big feather that sticks out and a veil. It looks like it should be worn close to the forehead but feel free to break rules and wear it how you like. I don't usually wear veils over my face so I tilted it back so the feather sticks up and the veil drapes over my rolls.
I hope that you all enjoyed these tutorials! Tomorrow, I'll share a quick and easy way to make a snood with a vintage scarf. Check out my shop for my handmade 1940s snoods, on sale this week!