victory rolls tutorial

It’s a Win-Win: How to Create the Victory Rolls Updo

Issa vibe: Create an awesome vintage hairstyle with victory rolls.

We are always amazed when we check out vintage hairstyles. The level of styling and detail makes us admire (and be in total awe of) how women used to style their hair. It really was a craft, especially in the ’40s, when  rolls and wraps were a signature style. In an attempt to try new looks, we’ve been eyeing retro rockabilly hairstyles, often called victory rolls. These seriously cool styles are renowned for their rolled look at the crown of your hair held together by some good old fashion bobby pins.  This hairdo is a volume-seeker’s dream and only takes a few steps to master.Read on to learn more about you can create your own victory rolls updo in minutes:

How to Create the Victory Rolls Updo


Start with clean hair.

Start with clean and washed hair. Try the Suave Professionals Natural Moisturizing Shampoo with Macadamia Oil and the Suave Professionals Natural Moisturizing Conditioner with Macadamia Oil whose formulas work to nourish and moisturize your hair. After your hair is dry, brush it and part it down the middle.


woman creates victory rolls on clean hair

Tease your hair.

Use a comb to tease your hair upwards.

a smiling woman wearing polkadot shirt combing her curly hair

Twist your hair.

Grab the small section that you just teased. Use both hands to roll the hair into a circular shape.

victory rolls: pin curl

Secure with bobby pins.

Secure your roll with some bobby pins.

woman creates victory rolls and pins roll

Create second roll.

Create the second roll using your hands and secure with pins.

woman creates victory rolls and rolls other side

Set with hairspray

Let the bottom half of your hair swing to one side! Spray your curls with Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece Shine Spray to add shine to your style.

victory rolls: apply hairspray

Final look

Have fun with your gorgeous new vintage ‘do that’s just as gorgeous in the back as it is in the front.

1940s hairstyle victory rolls

Ed’s tip: This hairstyle requires some practice to master, and if it isn’t a part of your norm, you’ll probably need a few times before you perfect the look. Another way to have fun with it is to really get into this era by adding a snood or a scarf as an added accessory, which also helps keep this style in place during your downtime!

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