Monday, 19 March 2012

How I... do a back roll in my hair! Vintage hair tutorial video

After months of promising, finally filming and editing, and then more months of not actually posting it because the music issue was a bit annoying and I couldn't find a way around it... here it is: my video on how I do my hair in a vintage style back roll!

Of course it should really read how I did – my hair is a touch too short now, but soon I will be able to do this style again. If I don't cut my hair again first, which I am pretty tempted to do..!

I turn around at 2.50mins to show how I do this from the back. I thought that a video of only the back of my head might not be ideal (not to mention pretty anti-social!), and you can see other how-to things from the front, too.

This was possibly the hardest thing regarding vintage-style hair 'dos for me to learn, and did take a bit pf practice, so don't be put off too easily if you find it a bit tricky at first! I learned a few things along the way:

+ I find it easier to do if my hair is curled, as it sticks together and somehow seems lighter, and so the roll stays up easier and feels more secure

+ I used to use a lot more hair pins than I do now, but still just stick in as many as I feel the roll needs, at the sides to keep the rat in place (and the hair that hides it!) and then along the top of the roll, pinning the roll to the hair where they join, right next to the head (see why videos are good for this sort of thing???!!!)

+ lots of hairspray helps with my hair. You might or might not need this much.

Anyway, I hope it helps! Any questions, please just ask :)

22 comments:

Solanah said...

Love it! This is a perfect base for a 50s cap too, I'll be sure to try it out soon, thanks for making the video!

xoxo
Solanah

Dakota said...

Great tutorial!! I was literally looking at a photo of Dita Von Teese just last week, where she was wearing a magnificent back roll, and wishing I had the know-how to do one myself!! Such perfect timing; thank you! Can't wait to try it :)

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

thank you! i've been meaning to try this do out. I've got faux bangs and victory rolls down pact, so this is next.

http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

Tors said...

Damn, I recently cut all my hair off too and now it's far too short for this. I shall keep this in the files ready for when I forget to go to the hairdresser for months and it gets long enough again! Brilliant video, thank you!

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

just tried it out and I love it. I can see what you mean by its degree of difficulty, quite tricky, but so lovely. can't wait to wear it to school.

Peachy Keen said...

Great video! I have been looking everywhere for those sponge roll things but I can't seem to find them anywhere!

Jade

june said...

Great! Very interesting!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

You're so lucky, you have loads of hair. You know what I do? Clip on a bit of fake hair and roll that! I know, sad right? Fake hair, and to add insult to injury - I buy it off ebay! :D

Alli said...

Yay! Thanks for posting this. Awesome :)

Pippy O Hara said...

Dear thank you for this tutorial!!!! <3

Vivian said...

Nice tutorial! btw, are you planning to grow your hair back? I was so in love with your long hair :)

Heather Jean said...

Cannot wait to try this when my hair grows out!

Zaida said...

I adore your videos, so natural :)
Shame the hair is so black, makes it hard to see, but we pretty much share the same technic, yey!
Keep them comin'.

sweet harvest moon said...

Love to wear my hair like this :)

Kit said...

I keep trying this hairstyle and failing miserably. I have very thick curly hair and it just pushes all the pins back out! It's silly because I can do very tight buns if I want so I should really give this another go and use your video as inspiration!

Kelly said...

How do you do the roll on the front? I have bangs just like yours but I can't seem to figure it out!

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Tanja van S - PureGlam.tv said...

Gorgeous posting and really informative... now I know how to do it...

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Madeline Grace said...

I think you have just posted my favorite hair tutorial! Thank you so much! I cannot wait to try this!

-Madeline Grace
Just Let the Sparrows Fly

Mabel said...

This is awesome!!!! I don't know where to buy the roll thing, but I need one :)

Mabel
Mabel Time

Frances said...

Thanks for the fabulous tutorial! You are just so adorable in your videos. I'll have to go get a rat so I can actually manage this with my hair...

Anonymous said...

what is the music you used?

wardrobeexperience said...

oh, this tutorial is so amazing and cute! thanks for sharing.

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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