I feel as if there have been a lot of disadvantages with this Hair Parlor series, what with the great difference in my length of hair compared to most of you. Though it has been hard, this series has been good for me personally because it definitely challenges me to think outside my own box, and into yours’! I am so thankful that none of you have given up on me yet, because today’s style is one every person can do with ease. Albeit there are many different techniques in achieving victory rolls, but I didn’t want to get too complicated yet. Thus, there might be a part II to this post later on… We’ll see. For now, I sincerely hope you enjoy this tutorial. Let’s begin.
You will start of by sectioning out the top front of one side of your hair by using your index fingers to create the separating part. I began on the greater side of my part.
Next you are going to wind that section counter clockwise around your index and middle finger, bringing it up tight against your head.
Holding the curl in the same position, gently slide off the curl onto the top of your hair.
Lastly pin it neatly in place. Make sure that you don’t twist the the curl in the wrong direction, or else it will look a little odd. If you keep it in the same position after winding it around your fingers you are sure to get the right effect. Now if you have fly-aways in front of your ear after you are all done, don’t hesitate to hair spray it in place before moving on to the next side.
Now part the other side of your hair in the same manner as you did with the first side, using your index fingers to create a separating part.
Wind the section around your fingers, this time clockwise, bringing it up tight against your head, and gently slide in place. At this point you cant determine if you want your Victory Rolls to be asymmetrical, or symmetrical to each other. Depending on the day, I could go either way, but in this tutorial I went for a symmetrical look.
And now pin it in place.
Don’t forget the hairspray if you need a little! If you are like me, and don’t like using chemicals on your hair, then I would highly suggest you take a look at this DIY for homemade natural hairspray!
And there you have a very simple, every day version of Victory Rolls.
I’ll have to tell you all that this was a bad day for doing up my hair! Charlotte and I had short spurts of sunshine in which to photograph due to a very sporadic cloud cover, and so we had to make do with what little time we had. I wish I had had more time to make my Rolls a little more lively, as they are a little too flat for my taste. Actually, my hair was flat all day! It was like the life had gone out of it. Overall, I was having a bad hair day. Me? Yes, even a “pro” can have a bad hair day. So if I had more time on my hands to do this again, what would I do to give the look some “lift”?
- Take a little extra time and curl the rest of my hair, so as to distract away from the flat Rolls.
- Prep my hair the day before using pin curls and hairspray it to add more volume, and then leave overnight before taking it out.
- Finish off the style by taking a brown, nylon knee-high and rolling the ends of my hair up over it, and pinning neatly in place. That would really earn me a V for Victory to make it look 1940’s!
If you all haven’t seen, we just put up a post yesterday to honor a few of our dear followers for leaving such cheerful, and helpful comments! I will say it again, I was thoroughly uplifted by what many of you ladies had to share on dandruff in last week’s Hair Parlor post! I have learned so much, and have changed a few things to help with my own flaky scalp, and thanks to you all, it appears to be working!
And I did try out the natural shampoo recipe–given in a comment by sweet Joanna–and I plan to do a review on its benefits as soon as I complete a more thorough trial run. So stay tuned for that!