Friday, July 12, 2013

Hair Tutorial: All Rolled Up

Hello, Beauties! Today I'm going to show you how to do the vintage updo I sported in yesterday's post! It was extremely easy to put up and was one of my most fun styles to wear. I basically just did a spin on victory rolls, that ended up looking particularly Anne of Green Gables. Um, yes please!

I only used a few items for this style! A brush, pins, and hairspray. Super easy peasy. 

What I need for this style is to give my hair some body and curl. I sleep with curlers in my hair and then wait a couple of days until my hair has let some of the curl out. After that it's just about perfect.You need a bit of frizz and body to give this style height and depth. It also means that it will never turn out the same way if you do it again, which I think is fun!

I take a soft boar bristle brush and part my hair to the side to pull out some tangles. 

I then begin to section off my hair into four parts. The first part is the front section of hair, or bangs if you have them. The section I take is about two inches wide. 

Begin at the very bottom of the section of hair, and start rolling the hair up around your thumbs, like you would a roller/curler. Use your thumbs in place of a roller and your fingers to smooth the curl as you roll up. 

Position the roll on your head wherever you desire-to the side, at the top, etc. Begin pinning by placing pins through both the front and back of the roll, using enough pins to make it secure.  I use about 4-5 per roll.

The second section of hair is directly behind the first. You may want to use about three inches of hair with this section so you get enough volume. 

Use the same rolling technique as with the first section and position the roll directly behind the first, pinning it into place. 

The third section of hair is off to the other side of your head. Again, take a good sized piece of hair-about two to three inches wide. 

Roll this section following the same method and position it where you'd like it on your head. Try out some different placements to see what you think looks best!

Make sure to pin it securely!

Alright you vintage cutie, you're just about done! All you should have left is the very back section of your hair. You can choose to leave this down and it will look darling as well, but I like to put it up on these hot summer days!

This is a tricky part for those of us ladies with longer hair, but you will use the same technique to roll the hair, you'll just have to put your arms above your head and practice a few times. Roll it so that it sits nearly on top of your head. You don't want the roll down near your neck or anything like that, it won't stay as well. Once you have the roll placed, start pinning on either side of ti, even connecting it to the other pieces to help make it more secure. Again, move your head around pinning any wayward strands that may fall out. 

And of course, the finishing touch is hairspray! I use any kind of Dove I can find :) It smells super good!

Now sit back with a glass of lemonade and admire your gorgeous self while you ponder what shoes to wear with a 'do this grand!

Thanks for reading, friends! I hope you can figure this one out because it is seriously a happy hairdo :)
Speaking of hair tutorials, I'd like to ask your opinion! I've done a couple of video tutorials as well as photo tutorials on the blog. Do any of you have a preference as to what type you prefer? Some people can see things more easily on video, but others don't like to sit and watch them. I'll take any feedback I can get! :D

Have a glorious day!
God Bless, 

1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.


Jacqueline said...

SO cute! wish my hair was long enough to try this. you're such a doll! xx

Katta said...

Wow, you really inspire me. I just can't get enough of you and your blog. It's pretty amazing here, my dear! :) <3

Best wishes,

Halie said...

So cute.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this fun hair tutorial! You totally rock this hairstyle and are absolutely beautiful! I cannot wait to follow your blog :)

Xo, Hannah

Jessi said...

Oh Katie! You're the cutest vintage babe! Your hair tutorials are the best and you always look gorgeous wearing them!
I prefer photo tutorials but I guess it does depend on the person.

Alyssa said...

This looks so good on you. I think you're kind of like a hair genius.

Kristian said...

Wow! Looks so great. I was totally wondering if there would be victory rolls somewhere and then it is all victory rolls. So pretty!

Personally, I prefer the photos, because I can get an overview and go back to any parts I want as I go etc. which can be harder to do with a video.

Pooja Mittal said...

Nice post..
Would you like to follow each other..!!
Keep in touch,

Janice Thi Tran said...

you look so gorgeous and I love your hair like this. My hair is pretty short now but once it grows out I'm definitely going to try this. Loving your blog and you're so pretty!

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Wow! This is genius!