Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

My name is Destinee Cushing with Destined To Be Vintage and I’m a swing dancer with a passion for vintage hair. Here, I’m showing you how to do a classic vintage style on someone else. I styled two victory rolls with a cascading curl and classic vintage curls on Tori’s hair.

Vintage Hair Tutorial

Supplies:

  • 1” curling iron
  • Smoothing brush
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair spray
  • Hair wax
  • Hair clips
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Bobby pins
  • Big hair clip
  • Paddle brush

Steps:

Set the Curls

1) Brush out hair and apply heat protectant if you have it.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

2)  Section off hair. Make a section for the bangs, more than usual bang amount.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

3)  Start curling 1” sections of hair with the curls facing down.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

4)  Secure curl on head with hair clip while still hot.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

5) Repeat around whole head.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

6)  Leave curls pinned up until they are totally cool. This will maintain the curls very well.

7)  Keep the bangs sectioned off for now, not curled.

Victory Rolls

1)  Take hair pins out of curls all over head. *Don’t spray curls or brush them out at all yet.*

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

 

2)  Use a rat tail comb to section off hair on one side from end of part to ear.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

3) Use a paddle brush to brush hair into one curl.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

4) Tease hair generously in back of the section to create an anchor.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

5)  Hair spray teased hair, then gently smooth hair.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

6)  Extend curl completely and roll hair from the end to the base of the curl to form a pincurl.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

7) Secure curl with bobby pins.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

8) Smooth hair into victory roll shape. Make hair naturally flow into the circle made from the curl.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

9) Anchor with bobby pins until hair feels secure.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

10) Take some hair wax, rub between fingers and smooth over front of hair to contain any fly-aways.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

11) Spray your victory roll heavily with hair spray.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

12)  Repeat steps 1 – 9 on opposite side of head. Try to make the rolls symmetrical.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

Cascading Curl

1) Curl three sections of bangs in either direction, left or right.

Vintage Hair Tutorial

2) Lightly tease each section.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

3) Carefully smooth hair into one curl.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

4) Spray hair with curl out-stretched and draped over the end of a rat tail comb. Hold until hairspray dries to set the shape.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

5) Let the rest of the curl fall down and anchor it to the side of head with bobby pins. Make it look as natural as possible, as if it wasn’t pinned.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

Finish the Look

1)      Dampen hands slightly with water to limit static and run fingers through curls, separating curls so they aren’t in Shirley Temple barrels.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

2)      Once your curls have the appearance you like, hair spray all the curls heavily.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

3)      Spray the whole style one last time.

Vintage Hair Tutorial: Victory Rolls with Cascading Curl

Add winged eyes, blush and red lips for a truly vintage look!

About the Author

Destinee Cushing

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Destinee Cushing is a swing dancer who developed a passion for vintage hair. She specializes in styles from the 1920's - 1960's and loves teaching others how to achieve their own vintage looks.