I grew up watching more old films than modern TV shows or cartoons, so it’s no surprise that now some of my favorite daily outfits look like Halloween pinup costumes!
Still, I haven’t tried doing Victory Rolls in a while (a style that became popular in the 1940s), and I’m happy to say this style can be pulled off with all lengths of hair. Perfect if you’re planning a retro look for any theme parties this month, or you just want to add some retro flair to your beauty routine.
Step One: Section off a large chunk of hair on either side of your head and tie the rest of your hair back.
Step Two: Pull one side of your hair up (you can brush it upwards to keep it smooth) and form a small loop at the end.
Step Three: Roll the section of hair down towards your head following the loop and pin in place. Place pins at the front and the back of your roll to keep it in place.
Step Four: Repeat on the other side of your head.
Step Five: Clean it up! Pin up any loose hair (or runaway bangs!) and style the remaining section of hair from the back however you want. Spritz some hairspray to keep it all in place. When my hair was longer, I would wear the back section down and curl it slightly. Now that it is quite short, I rolled it into a tiny bun.
That’s it! Victory rolls are really easy once you get the hang of them. Like a lot of retro hairstyles, it just takes a bit of practice.
If this look is too much, you can always just try one roll or use it as an accent with a high ponytail. Some of my favorite looks combine the retro and the modern—like red lipstick and victory rolls but a more casual outfit of tee shirt and jeans!
But if you’re looking to channel a retro pinup look this Halloween, then definitely try this style out. Playing with this hair style again makes me want to watch all of the vintage films! Maybe a Betty Grable marathon is in order. Cheers, Rebecca.
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Credits//Author and Photography: Rebecca Stice.
Yes, where is the dress from!!!
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Where is this dress from???
This type of tutorials should show the back of the hairstyle.
I m loving your vintage look,its really adorable.
Such a cool hairstyle!
So obsessed with anything retro and vintage. And I love your hair so much!
I love your hair tuts but also look forward to your posts because of the cute clothes you wear! I love your unique vintage flair.
So cute! Just in time for any period themed halloween costumes!
It looks awesome! I’m always up to trying new hairstyles and even though this one seems a bit complicated I think I’m still gonna try it out one day! Maybe for a halloween party soon.
So fun, especially with your happy hair color.
You look like you should sing backup for Janelle Monáe (who is awesome, btw).
You are darling! Great tutorial, thanks!
Love this retro look!