If you flip through issue 82 of frankie, you might spy our epic history of women’s hairstyles article, which naturally mentions Victory Rolls. Apparently, this iconic post-war look was named after the loops fighter pilots would do in the sky following victory in battle! Should you wish to have a go at turning your follicles into a salute to the sky, have a squiz at our step-by-step tutorial below.
texture dust (optional)
1. Section your hair. We chose to do a side part to have one small and one large roll. You could also part it down the middle for symmetrical rolls.
2. Tease your first section of hair; this is done to create a solid foundation for the roll (so there are no gaps) and to create more volume. Tip: use texture dust for a bit of extra grit.
3. Wrap the ends of the hair around two fingers; this will form the base of your roll.
4. Continue to wrap the rest of the hair around your fingers until you form a spiral loop.
5. Maintaining tension, gently pull the spiral loop down toward the scalp. Position as desired.
6. Secure with bobby pins.
7. Repeat steps 3 to 6. Note: This roll hasn’t been teased (showing you can still achieve rolls without teasing your hair).
8. Smooth any flyaways with a comb and finish the style off with some hairspray. The remaining hair at the back can be curled, or put up into a bun, French roll, or even a ponytail for a more modern look.