Hair tutorial: victory roll basics

Just in time for the opening of Burlesque Assassins here in Calgary ( ,today’s blog is one for the ladies with a simple video tutorial on victory rolls.

I would suggest this video for anyone starting out with vintage hair as it covers some real basics.

I chose this particular tutorial for a couple of reasons (apart from the music).

The first one is that it shows you a good basic roller set – which will give you a much more authentic curl than with a curling iron. She has used hot rollers to do this style, but I personally prefer a wet set – which is when you use basic rollers (not hot) in wet hair. I find that with my longer hair the curl holds much longer. Note that with the rollers she has sectioned off the front of her hair to get a little volume in there. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, pause the video and take a good look at how she’s set the rollers. This can make a big difference!

Secondly, I like that she’s created a more natural vintage hairstyle and not an over-the-top victory roll – which seem to be quite popular with rockabilly girls these days.

Thirdly, her approach to ‘rolling’ up the hair on two fingers is quite standard and a technique that is good to master.

Ultimately, the best advice I can give you is to keep practising. What may look easy in the video may actually take a bit of practise to get right in your own hair.


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