How to Do Victory Rolls | 1940’s Pin up Hairstyles

How to do Victory Rolls in minutes. Easy to follow tutorial to help you create one of the iconic 1940’s hairstyles worn by American women in WW2

How to do easy Victory Rolls - Tia Semer
Tia Semer’s Easy Victory Rolls

How to do Victory Rolls Video

During WW2, the popular victory roll pin up hairstyle was playfully adopted by many women. The term victory hair was coined by actress Lana Turner. She named her pin curl hairstyle after the aerobatic victory rolls made by some dare devil pilots. She wore it in the film Somewhere I’ll find you in 1942.

Soon Betty Grable adopted them and made them famous. Bobby pin brands brought out Victory hair pin sets galore. Here Tia Semer shows you how to do an easy victory rolls hairstyle in just a few minutes. All you need is a mirror, a brush, a comb and some trusty bobby pins.
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How to easy Victory Rolls – Step by Step

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to do easy Victory Rolls

  1. Begin by parting your hair on one side

    Begin-by-parting-your-hair-on-one-side

  2. Next, make a part on one side that ends just above your ear

    Next, make a part on one side that ends just above your ear

  3. Brush this section through and then back comb

    Brush this section through and then back comb

  4. Loop the ends around your thumb to form a roll to scalp

    Carefully slip your thumb out of the loop and begin winding the roll towards the scalp

  5. With bobby pins, pin the roll to base of scalp until secure

    Insert pins through both ends of roll

  6. On opposite side, make a similar part above ear.

    end parting just above your ear

  7. Brush through and back-comb as before

    Brush through and back-comb as before

  8. Again, loop ends around your thumb to begin your roll

    Again, loop ends around your thumb to begin your roll

  9. Wind roll up to your scalp.

    Wind roll up to the point of hair part

  10. Pin securely again

    pin rolls securely with bobby pins

  11. Check and pin loose areas before finishing

    Check and pin loose areas before finishing

  12. Carefully smooth rolls with fine tooth comb

    Carefully smooth rolls with a fine tooth comb

  13. To finish, brush out the rest of your hair or apply pin curls

    Easy Victory rolls

That’s all ! © Glamour Daze

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