This vintage hair tutorial is one from the archives but as it’s such a fab look I thought it deserved another outing. I orginally did this look for Vintage Life magazine and it featured in their March 2014 issue. It combines some great vintage staples victory rolls and vintage curls!
This look works well on mid-length to long hair and uses hot-sticks but you could use hot rollers or curling tongs instead. Vintage looks work best on day old hair, as it is less slippery and easier to work with so you might want to add a little dry shampoo into the hair to help create a little bit more texture. Also make sure to prepare your hair with some heat protector and ‘curl hold’ spray before you start. Heat the hot-sticks/rollers up according to their instructions, making sure to be careful when using heated equipmet! Now you are ready to follow the steps below ot beautiful vintage hair:
Step 1: Separate the hair into sections, a middle and 2 side sections. Use the back of the ear as a guide as tt how far to take the section back.
Step 2: Heat up your sticks or rollers. Start putting them carfeully into the hair in small strands and fix them tightly.
Step 3: Roll the hair in the middle section in a backwards direction.
Step 4: Make sure you make the sections are small and even.
Step 5: Work all the way around your head. Once completed spray with hairspray.
Step 6: Leave the hot sticks/rollers to cool down, time to make a cuppa!
Step 7: Take all the hot sticks out and re-part the middle and side sections.
Step 8: Run your fingers through the curls to break them up a little.
Step 9: Taking one of the side section backcomb into the roots to create structure for the victory rolls.
Step 10: Roll the section up into a tight victory roll.
Step 11: Pin the roll in place and smooth down the fly-aways with hairspray or pomade.
Step 12: Comb into the middle section to create some height.
Step 13: Pin the middles section into place.
Step 14: Use a little pomade to bring out the curls. Place the curls in a pretty arrangement framing the face and pin in place.
Step 15: Now backcomb the last section and start the matching victory roll.
Step 16: Finally brush out the rest of the hair with a soft bristled brush into soft, fluffy curls. Fix the style with hairspray.
Once the hair is fixed in place and you are happy with the style you can accessorize it with vintage style hats or flowers or just leave the style as it is. This is still one of my favourite styles to do and if you’d like me to re-create it for you, you can book an appointment with me via email@example.com or to learn how to do your own hair see my 1940s Boutique workshop dates here.