Victory Roll tutorial

22 August 2012


 


I've decided to start a series of 40s and 50s hair how-tos and this is my first one!
These vintage type styles are definitely my favourite to do and also my favourite to wear.

There are many, many different ways of doing Victory Rolls but as my first vintage hair tutorial I thought i'd do the simplest version!
All you will need: 
- a few bobby-pins 
- a comb for teasing
- some hair spray
- pomade if desired


1. Firstly, part your hair to the side. The side which has the most hair on will be the bigger roll.
2. Lift that section of hair up and comb from the outside. Grabbing the hair, tease from the root to the middle. (never back-comb the ends as that's what causes the damage).
3. Taking the recently teased section, while holding the middle of the hair, flip it round into an upsidedown U shape, this is where you'll begin your victory roll!
4. This bit can be a little tricky, so don't feel disheartened if you're trying to do it for ages and your arms feel like they're going to fall off. (that's what happened to me more than once..!) Holding the hair make a circle. While making the circle work the hair inside the roll. Think of it like you're winding a bit of rope from the outside in.
5. Position it to where you want it. Here you can choose whether you want it small, big, neat, loose. It's entirely up to you!
6. Holding it with your finger in the spot you want it, grab a few bobby-pins and begin neatening it up and securing it in place.
7. Add a few more pins until you're satisfied and give it a little hair spray action.
8,9,10,11,12. Do exactly the same as you did on the first section and then you're done! Woohoo!


The rest is up to you, you can wave the left over hair, you can pin it all up, add some flowers, do a chignon. There's so many 
possibilities haha.


I hope you like the sound of the 40s and 50s hair tutorial series. I'm always looking for ideas so please let me know if you want me to do a certain hair style! Also if you try it, show me a picture of it, that would be ace!

P.s You can do this hair-do with mostly any length hair.




Love from Grace

70 comments

  1. OMG you look amazing pin-up girl eat your heart out!

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    xx

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  2. oh gawd you're my fave, i'm so excited about this series!! you look amazing you B A B E. when (IF, sob sob) i get the time i'll be trying this heheee xxx

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  3. You make it look so easy! But I'm sure I'd still mess it up :( x

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    1. Absolutely, this quite tough to do though it seems easy, but its a adorable hairstyle have antique look, I think you anyone can do this hairstyles , specially don't need hair extensions or great hair volume. It loo pretty and suits all face shape also suitable for all age. What do you think?

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  4. That's an amazing hair style :) xo

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  5. Why do you always just look so beautiful? Grace maaaan. You're such a beauty! xo P.S this sounds incredible!

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  6. I love your tutorials, you make things look so simple.

    Ria x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  7. This looks great on you! It never looks quite as amazing on my hair as its much shorter than yours but I can dream

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  8. ughhh grace, you're such a hottie!

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  9. you're absolutely gorgeous! i like your top as well :D xx

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  10. You make it look so easy!
    I'm still growing out a full fringe so I don't know if it will work but I'm definately going to give it a go!
    I love your moving images :)
    x

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  11. i absolutely LOVE this, and i think your tutorial has been the easiest one i've found. i love that you put .GIFs with hair tutorials. i saw the one you made for that puffy bun updo a while back on your tumblr...really made me want to do it even more!

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  12. Could you be anymore ridiculously beautiful? I have to try this style out, you suit it so well!xo

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  13. I have to try this but I know I will fail as my bangs is short :(
    Can you move to Paris and become my hairdresser please ? I will feed you candy.
    <3

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    1. YES! I'm coming, definitely won't say no to some candy! xo

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  14. Your blog is amazing, I'm so addicted to hair and I think you're doing it great!!

    With love,

    Sanne
    Confessions of a blonde

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  15. victory rolls are my favourite in the whole world but i have two semi-outgrown undercuts to deal with :( you do such a good job though! x

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  16. i'm book marking this page, gonna have to attempt it at some point!

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  17. Errr hello beautiful lady! Your hair looks so pretty, I am in awe.

    Maybe one day when my hair grows (most of mine are extensions!) I will have attempt this - I love the step-by-step gif too! x

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  18. So much love for your blog,your tutorials are great! :) xx

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  19. this is gorgeous! i'm going to try this tomorrow, i don't think i can concentrate enough to give is a go right now beccause i'm super sleepy. it really suits you! i don'y know how on this earth you managed to teach yourself that! its insane!
    laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. i wish my hair was longer so i cold try this..
    you/your hair look stunning in this post! x

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  21. Love this tutorial! :)

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    xo

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  22. I totally want to try this! it kind of reminds me of Gwen Stefani too. Great post Grace :)

    -Ezi

    ikintoo.blogspot.com

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  23. You're gorgeous! You make victory rolls look so easy, gotta give it a go now, got no excuse!
    xo

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  24. Amazing! Defo going to give this a go ^_^

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  25. What an amazing tutorial!

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    xxx

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  26. Sorry to comment twice, what gif maker do you use to make these?
    xxx

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    1. I make them on photoshop girly! xo

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  27. I love this, I find it so hard to do this. Would you say it's hard to do? x
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    1. No not at all lovely! I'm not exactly the worlds greatest at hair haha, so if I can do it you DEFINITELY can! xo

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  28. also i've just noticed how strangely different you do it to me, do you find it easier to tuck your hair under first or have you ever tried rolling down from the top? i'm just wondering because that's the way i find easiest! x

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    1. ah yeah! i do, do that sometimes but for me this is the quickest and easiest way as my hairs too long :( but that's defo a good way to do it too :) xo

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  29. This style is so cute! Don't think I'd ever have the confidence to wear it out though xx

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  30. Wow your hair looks amazing, I love your style,

    xoxo

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  31. Just stumbled across your blog and it's fab! :) Love your hair tutorials, I'm definitely going to try this one. Check my blog out if you'd like :) x

    http://sleeplesswithsienna.blogspot.com

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  32. wow such a great idea!
    love your hairstyle!

    follow you now... like your blog!

    xoxo milla
    http://blondhairpinkheart.blogspot.co.at/

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  33. I love this kind of hair do, i love anything 50s! xxx

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  34. I just found your blog and LOVE it! Very neat tutorial!
    Definitely following!
    I'd love if you came and checked out my blog and let me know what you think :)
    -Amber
    http://beautyguide101.blogspot.com/

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  35. woww, i LOVE this! i'd never ever be able to do it, but i'm definitely gonna give it a try! :)xo

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  36. I might actually give this a go, I can't do much with my length hair so I get a bit bored of it but this would shake things up! Love your blog :)

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  37. Wow you're so stunning! Love the tutorial, you make it look so easy. Also your hair is amazing :) x

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  38. You have the most amazing hair ever! Am going to keep this bookmarked for when my fringe grows out!!

    xx

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  39. gorgeous hair tutorial. love it.
    thanks for sharing!

    Can I invite you to my GIVEAWAY ???:

    *dogeared heart necklace*

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  40. oh wow thanks for this tutorial! i cant wait to try this when my fringe grows out x

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  41. They look fab! Where is your top from lovely?:)xx

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    1. It's an old pj top from m&s in the 80s haha xo

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  42. i need to try this but i envy how much you can pull it off..amazing x

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  43. Ahhh i used to do Victory rolls alllllllll the time! This has so got me wanting to do it again! You look lovely :) I've just come across your blog too and i love it! xo

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  44. I absolutely love love love your blog


    SO MUCH

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  45. Just found your blog, it's brilliant and this tutorial is fab and so easy to follow!! I'm now a follower and will be a regular reader :)


    Tia

    xxx

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  46. pretty cool, lots of work though x

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  47. Thank you so much for posting this! I've been after this do for ages. I'll be testing it asap. x

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  48. I love how you've done this as mini videos, makes it so much easier to understand. I'm not sure I can pull this off, but I'm definitely going to give it a go, even if it's just to waltz around my living room in!xx

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  49. Iv always wanted to try this hair style :3 its so cute! x

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  50. This is stunning, i love the 50's look! and i envy your looks so much xxx

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  51. I'm so glad you did this tutorial Grace! I've been looking for a good one so i can try it myself. I love the step by step. Really helpful!
    Massive thumbs up girl!
    xo

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  52. ooohhhhh!!! I love your hair soo much ♥

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  53. Well done!! I love the style and the way you presented it!!

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  54. This is just what I need for the weekend! Thanks you for making it seem so easy!!! xx

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