Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday Hair Tutorial: Victory Roll/s

Well, hello there Beauts! It's been forever since I posted my last hair tutorial, but I worked up another, finally. I'm going to show you how I achieve a look which I wear frequently. So frequently the hairstyle probably deserves it's own remix post :) It is so simple and easy to do that I find myself falling back on it in a pinch and it always comes out a bit different. I have very long hair, but I'm sure this would work with shorter hair as well, it just might look a bit different.

Start with your hair parted on the side. I have done this style with both curly and straight hair. If your hair is curly it will just be more voluminous!
You will need hairspray and bobby pins, that is all!

With your hair parted on the side, separate the front section of your hair, this is the first piece that you will be working with.

If needed, spray your hair with hairspray or rat it a bit if you hair is very thin. I usually sleep with my hair up to give it volume otherwise it is limp  as anything.

Starting at the bottom of your strand, begin rolling the hair up towards your scalp, as if you are rolling a curler or curling iron. I usually roll upward because it's a bit easier for me, but rolling downward gives it a very lovely look as well. I just find it to be more difficult. Try both and see which you like better!
You will have to use your fingers to keep the roll nice and tight by pushing wayward strands back towards the middle. This will keep the roll from looking messy as well as help the roll to stay secure while pinning.

*Edit: I do not use a curler or netting when rolling my hair. If it is acting particularly thin that day I will rat it a bit to give it volume. However if it is easier for you or ratting/hair spray doesn't work feel free to go to your beauty supply store and get some small foam rollers or hairnets in your hair color to supplement for volume.
I know this way won't work for all, and I've seen many other victory roll tutorials out there. This is just what works easiest for me :) !

Continue rolling until you reach your scalp and position the roll where you'd like it.

Begin pinning using your bobby pins. I start at the back of the roll grabbing some of your other hair and then securing it all the way through the roll. Then put a pin in the front as well. I usually put about 3-4 pins in the back and 3 in the front until it feels secure.

Next, I take the right section of my hair and pull it back into a faux victory roll/poof  by bringing the section of hair upward and twisting slightly. Do this with both sides and pin securely at the back.
You can roll these sections of hair the same way you did the first, I just find it to be more difficult and tedious, so I rarely do that. It creates a completely different and amazing look though!

Pin down any wayward strands and secure the whole look with hairspray! Now you have a fun look to wear out for any occasion.

Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to share pictures if you try this one!

God Bless,

Acts 20:24
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.


Tahnee Reynolds-Hopkins said...

How cool are you!! You make that look so easy??? Very jealous!! Great post


Kristina @ Eccentric Owl said...

Love this! With shorter or layered hair (like mine) it's easier to wind hair around your fingers at the base of your scalp rather than start at the bottom, but it still achieves the same result! Your hair is always so, so pretty.

Ali Hval said...

Ooooh, I love this! I feel like victory rolls are your signature hair style, Katie. :) Hehehe, you always work them so very well! I can only wish my hair was as long as yours in the back (and thicker). I know it'd work decently with shorter hair but ah, I would feel much more confident sporting it with more hair! I'm trying my best to grow it... ;)

Have a wonderful rest of your week, my sweet lady!!

Keit said...

You are a genius! O_O How can you make it look so easy!

Kezzie said...

Your hair is amazing!! I have a question though: that first roll-is there something inside it, e.g a curling roll or is that purely hair? X

Alice in vintageland said...

You have to be the cutest girl I have ever lied my eyes on, I love your style, you are so beautiful and original and this is one amazing tutorial, I will try this tomorrow, I hope it works with my hair too!

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