Love the pretty curves of hair worn by Rita Hayworth in this vintage ad?
They are called “victory rolls”.
While “victory rolls” were originally the name for a fighter plane maneuver, women adopted the term for the rolls of hair to celebrate victory in WWII.
The victory roll hairstyle was wildly popular in the 1940’s — and not just for the name, but for their ease in creation. Any hairstyle in the 40’s had to be created without modern styling products — including blow dryers. If you don’t know the secret to 1940’s hair, it’s the hair sponges — also called ‘rats’. Much easier than just using bobby pins & setting lotion, I swear!
In this video you’ll learn how to make victory rolls in 5 minutes — and you’ll be hooked, wanting to wear them everyday just for the ease of creating such pretty hair.
Come for the Victory Rolls — but stay for the Bettie Page Bangs “how to” in this video too!
(Hair sponges and rats can be difficult to search for online; start with the links I gave you above and then click about for related options — and remember, you’ll be cutting the sponges in half for victory rolls!)