Saturday, 12 March 2011

Victory rolls like magic!

A few days ago the beautiful Fleur posted this video tutorial. 
I've been doing Victory rolls for a little while now and I do them quite often, so I thought - well what else can be new? I already tried a few techniques but nonetheless I watched it because it was Fleurs. 
And I am glad I did because even though I do them in a very similar way - roll them half way down around the fingers because neither rolling from the base nor rolling from the tips worked well for me (I could never achieve the desired stability) - I never tried this very simple alteration: Fleur rolls around only one finger whereas I always roll around two - I have teeny tiny fingers I never thought this would work with only one bony stick like mine - but it does and how it does! 

I rolled around one finger and like magic I had much more control over the placing and shaping of the roll - it even works with uncurled poker straight hair. And my hair is not only poker straight it's also very fine and silky - backcombing doesn't last and the ends just spring out, they just want to stretch and be free (they are such a pain while pincurling I tell ya!)

I am still in Vienna at my parents - I took these pics a minute before we all left the house in quite a hurry. So please excuse the blurriness etc. But just before we left I took out the very obvious pin and added an obligatory vintage brooch to my cardigan.

And since this is a vintage blog - Vienna in general is quite the vintage mecca - not neccessarily for the 40s or 50s but for the periods Biedermeier (obviously) and Art Nouveau (my very favourite). It is such a pleasure to look around for vintage loving eyes and ever since my parents moved into the inner city (which is the very oldest part of Vienna) I see daily many different antiques traders - you can find little shops all over the city, also in the neighbouring building. But as it is very much appreciated in this country it is also very, very expensive. 
Note the floor in the background of the pics in my parents flat - this is a truly vintage floor, it dates back to medieval times. My mum is not 100% - it's an original floor from anytime between 1200-1600. The building they now live in (which has about 10-20 appartments) is the second oldest building in the district and a very historical one. Beautiful!

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

Very neat hairdo missy! Keep up the good work ;)

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

wow, beautiful rolls! Fleur's rolls are always so flawless. I emailed her ages ago for advice on the topic and she was so helpful and sweet. I was so thrilled to see her tutorial!

Helga! said...

You've done a lovely job on your hair;it looks so lovely!

Lina Sofia said...

very neat rolls!! you look lovely! I'm going to have to try this technique too... I generally roll from the base and that seems to work best for me. xx

Lina Sofia said...

ps. it looks like your parents have a really lovely apartment! love the floors.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The victory rolls look gorgeous!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower!!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Lady Cherry said...

What a lovely do. I must watch that video and give them a go.

Isis said...

Lovely rolls! I find that rolls works for me every second time I do them... I obviously need to practice more!

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