The Great Victory Roll Folly


Victory rolls are a favorite hairstyle for swing girls, but so often I see this little mistake.  If you have a round face, be careful not to leave the rolls too loose, causing the hair to balloon out at the temples. This will just make your face look rounder. Go for fullness at the top, not at the sides.

Because Naomi here is cute as a button, she absolutely gets away with it, but you can see how tightening up the rolls at the side (done here with the help of handy Photoshop), makes the look more elegant.

Of course, the opposite is true if you have a long, narrow face – then if you have a lot of height at the top and nothing at the sides, you can end up looking a bit like a Praying Mantis…


Just saying…

Anyway, here’s Dita doing Victory Rolls in fine style, and a few vintage shots to inspire.

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One thought on “The Great Victory Roll Folly”

  1. Lovely feature on rolls – I have to say that sloppy rolls are a pet peeve of mine! I get very frustrated (especially by the rockabilly/tattooed crowd) when I see limp rolls, see-through rolls, minnie-mouse rolls… I guess that makes me a hair snob! But really, this is very practical advice regarding face shape and whatnot.

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