Hello ladies! I am very happy to present to you all my latest hair tutorial–Victory Rolls! You may remember my sporting this rather perky hairstyle in this C.O.S., and back then, I made a promise to share how I achieved it. Though I really liked wearing my hair like this (it definitely adds a new dimension to my face!) it is not the greatest “everyday” hairstyle. Yes, I might be implying that it takes a little bit of practice, or I might just simply be saying that it would look pretty funny to be doing household chores in this statement worthy style. 🙂 Whatever you think I am trying to say, just know that this will take little patience in the beginning.
So! Let’s get started, shall we?
What You Will Need
- Hand held mirror
- Hair spray (for fly-aways)
- Styling comb
- Bobby pins
Before you attempt this tutorial, make sure to curl your hair (you will thank yourself later).
- Using your fingers, section off your hair starting from the back of your ear up to your center part. Brush it out smooth.
- Taking the section with one hand place your first two fingers of the other on top.
- With the section rap both fingers once, then finish the roll by wrapping only your index finger.*
*Consider your fingers to be the “forms” for the rolls. Eventually you won’t need them any more, but that is after you have followed through with the step below.
- Hold the ends in place between your two fingers, and get a bobby pin ready to slip into your hair.
- Starting in the back, push the bobby pin into place, making sure to catch the loose ends of the section. Use as many bobby pins you need to secure the back part of the roll. It should feel nice and stable before you move to the front. Keep your fingers in!
- From the front, pin the roll in place, making sure that you keep the pins as hidden as possible, but also making sure that the roll is completely secure.
- Once secure, oh so carefully slide out your first two fingers using your other hand’s first two fingers as a “squeegee”.*
*Your other fingers are to help keep all the hair inside the roll from sliding out with your fingers. If your fingers are just slightly damp, this step will be crucial to keeping your roll looking neat.
- Using your hand, hold the roll in place until you have fully pinned it (i.e. you can take your hand away and it won’t fall out).
- At this point, if your roll is nice and voluminous in front, but looks too tight in the back, carefully tease (pull out slightly) the hair in the back until the volume is even.*
- Sculpt any stray loops or ends down into the roll if necessary, and pin.
* You do want your rolls to be nice a pooffy, but you also don’t want to end up with “Micky Mouse ears”, so make sure that the roll gradates down in volume the further back it goes. This makes for a very “tame” victory roll.
- Spray all fly-aways.
- Using styling comb, gently stroke the flyways up and over the roll, creating a smooth motion, and thus creating a smooth, well-defined victory roll.
- Following all the steps above, do the exact same for the other side.
Ladies, doing your hair can be a lot of fun, but if you get to the point when a hairstyle (like victory rolls) just isn’t working out for you, then “listen to your hair” and create a simpler style for the day. This saves time, and frustration. There have been countless times when I have had to take my hair out due to the fact that it wasn’t properly curled the night before, or it just looked goofy. Take these moments as opportunities to figure out what you did wrong, pinpointing the problem step(s), that way the next time you are ready to do the hairstyle, you will know how to move your hands, pin a section, or how much teasing is required to make your hair look lovely. And remember…
Practice makes perfect.
Patience never ruined anything.
Cheers to your hairstyling ventures!
Jessica, the eldest sister & singer