The month of July often becomes more than just a July 4th celebration, but a celebration of what it is to be an American and all of the major events in our history that made the country what it is today. To this day, one of the most iconic moments in history that lines up with these celebrations is V-Day after World War II was won. Because of this, many an influencers feed in the month of July will turn almost into a time capsule showing off modern twists on classic and iconic hair looks.
Victory Rolls remain as one of - if not the - most iconic hair look from the 1940s. Seen on posters and all over television and film media, this was the height of fashion for almost two decades - and is still just as flattering and stylish as it was then.
Below is a list of steps to create victory rolls and how to use those rolls in a variety of different finished looks. Even for the most inexperienced hair stylist, I have found that victory rolls are some of the simplest and most effortless to try and are the perfect style for any summer soiree.
Before you start any of these looks, it is important to prep your hair the same way they would have done back then in order to achieve the same wave and texture. This retro curl tutorial helps get your hair in the right shape to make creating the victory rolls that much easier.
Though your hair may look just how you like it, if you want something a bit more elaborate, there are a few things you can do. My personal favorite is to add a scarf or handkerchief to really buy into the whole 1940s feeling. Whether that is wrapped like a headband or pulled up into a Rosie the Riveter motif, there really is no direction you can’t go with these rolls as your base style.
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