Retro hairstyle: how can I create Victory Rolls?

This season, victory rolls have won over the hearts of many fashionistas… and it’s easy to see why, as once adopted, they boost your style, giving you a retro-chic look. If you also wish to succumb to this trend, follow our expert’s advice on how to create this hairstyle with success.

Is it an easy hairstyle to create?

“Yes, everyone can achieve this hairstyle. Once you have mastered the technique, you will be able to create victory rolls in around ten minutes. You should however, still take precautions to preserve the vitality of your hair. Above all, before using your curling tongs: apply a thermo-active treatment to protect the hair fibre from high temperatures. Finally, learn how to correctly backcomb your hair to guarantee effective, aesthetic and long lasting results.”

“This hairstyle requires a minimum amount of technique as it has several distinct steps for creating it.”

Luis Faria

Why go for victory rolls?

“In 2016, retro hairstyles are highly on trend, no matter which era you prefer . Proof being, victory rolls were the stars of the Dries Van Noten Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016. Furthermore, it’s a legendary hairstyle from the 50s, which will give you an irresistible pin-up look. It will most definitely create a show-stopping effect for a special occasion when you wish to stand out, whilst still looking glamourous and elegant.”

What are the steps for creating this hairstyle?

Step 1: use curling tongs. “Choose a model with a relatively large diameter. Separate out the strands you wish to work with, mark out a clear side parting and then select a big enough section of hair at the front of your head. Finally, create large curls to add movement.”

Step 2: backcomb your curls. “Comb the underside of your curls, going the opposite way to which your hair grows. This technique will make your hair thicker and will add maximum hold. Then take hold of your hair in one hand and smooth down the top with a hog’s hair hairbrush. All you need to do now is twist your hair, forming a roll with your fingers. That’s it, you’ve created victory rolls!”

Step 3: fix it with hairspray. “Put in flat hairpins on the inside so it holds. Careful, they mustn’t be seen! Then place the rest of your hair so it falls down the length of your back. To finish, apply Fix Spray to guarantee flawless hold . “

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