I am not really qualified to be doing a tutorial on victory rolls, but I wanted show you that they really are not that difficult.
This is my third time executing the look. Yep, third. Uno, dos, tres.
The first time I sported them on Valentine’s Day for my sweetie, the second to Organic Valley headquarters for a day full of planning meetings and the third for this tutorial.
If I can do it, you can do it. Here’s how:
Steps 1 through 11 are optional. You can begin with dry hair and no rollers, but I find that setting my hair wet in rollers really helps to get the roll rolling and hold its form once dry.
1. Begin with wet hair.
2. You will need two rollers, a rat tail comb, and bobby pins.
3. Part hair as usual and then part on either side slightly behind your ears.
4. Using a roller, wind one side of your parted hair up and around the roller until reaching your scalp.
5. Secure in place with bobby pins. You can see I have clipped my bangs separately as well.
6. Repeat on the other side. I also rolled my bangs.
7. The hair in the back just falls as it normally would.
At this point you can do your make up, answer emails, check facebook, bake cookies, whatever you like, while your hair dries. I did them all.
8. A full face, ten emails, four cookies, three status changes and 20 likes later, my hair is dry.
9. Ahh… much better with make up. Looking like a vintage vixen already.
10. Remove all the rollers.
11. Scream at what a fright!
12. Starting on one side, pull hair up and backcomb.
13. Make a circle at the end and begin to wind toward scalp.
14. Continuing to hold the circle, insert a bobby pin inside the roll from the top.
15. Don’t let go until you are sure that sucker is secure! Add more bobby pins as needed.
16. Gather parted hair on the other side and do the same – backcomb.
17. Make a circle at the end and wind towards scalp.
18. While continuing to hold the circle, insert a bobby pin inside the roll from the top.
19. Secure with additional pins as needed.
20. Check to make sure your rolls are even and redo if necessary. It may take several tries to get the placement right.
21. Don’t forget to finish your bangs! Making silly pin up faces in the mirror is a must.
22. All done! Go forth and rock your rolls!
My hair is just barely long enough to execute victory rolls.
It took a bit of finagling at first, but once it clicked they were a breeze. I don’t know why I thought victory rolls were so hard to do. Like you had to posses some mystic powers from the past to get the look. That’s not the case. You just need to set your mind to it and do it.