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Creating Retro Hair Rolls

Hair Rolls
Designer Carolina Herrera is partial to the retro style. The crown hair roll is very popular right now
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Where do you want to create your hair roll? Hair rolls along the neckline, on the crown of the head or along the sides are all the rage again. Hair rolls give every hairstyle a unique look, which will set the wearer apart from the crowd. You may wonder how to create these unique rolls and keep them from unravelling. Not to worry! We show you exactly how rolls are done

  • The hair roll stands out among all vintage hairstyles. They remind old folks of patriotic days in the1940s. Once again, designers, stars, and celebrities embrace the unique hairstyle.

    Have another look at Carolina Herrera’s stylish hair roll (see the photo above)! In our step-by-step instructions, we show you exactly how such artful hair rolls are done.

  • How to Create Hair Rolls

    1. Apply an about tennis ball-sized dollop of styling mousse to your hair. The hair should feel slightly moist. This will make styling a lot easier.

    2. First part your hair either in the middle or on one side. Then partition off your hair across your head from ear to ear. Gather the hair in the back in a ponytail to keep it out of the way.

    3. Apply hairspray to the front portion of your hair and slightly tease the covering strands of hair for proper volume.

    4. Take a strand of hair and gently pull it straight up. Now roll the strand of hair around your index finger. Use a foam roller instead of your finger if you want to create a wider roll. Roll about half the length of hair around your finger or the foam roller before pulling out the finger or foam roller. Now finish rolling up the strand of hair.

    5. Secure the hair roll with bobby pins and repeat the process with the remaining strands of front hair. Use a generous helping of hairspray to make sure that the rolls keep their shape.

    6. Finally, release the hair in the ponytail and allow it to hang down, create an updo or create more hair rolls in the back of your head.

    Of course, the make-up should match the retro style. Red lips and accurately drawn eyelid lines are perfect choices.

    We hope you enjoy the beautiful retro hairstyles with rolls in our photo gallery. In his video, hair expert Armin Morbach shows step by step how to create a rockabilly hairstyle.

  • Video: How to Create a Rockabilly Hairstyle

  • Gallery: Hair Rolls

    Hair Rolls: Dita von Teese

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    Hair Rolls: Master of the Style

    Hardly anyone creates hair rolls as skilfully as Dita von Teese. She perfected the period look and made it her own. Here, she wears the rolls with side parting and asymmetrically upward rolled hair

    Hair Rolls: Nicole Scherzinger

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    Hair Rolls: Hair Roll Symmetry

    Nicole Scherzinger rolled her otherwise long hair into two rolls along the upper sides of her head. The accurately cut fringes fit the style perfectly. The look certainly turns heads

    Hair Rolls: Carolina Herrera

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    Hair Rolls: The Crown Roll

    In this style, large rolls are arranged all around the hairline. Alternatively, the side hair may be rolled up while the hair in the back remains open. We saw these hairstyles with rolls at a Carolina Herrera fashion show. The back of the hair is styled as described in our styling instructions

    Hair Rolls: Carolina Herrera

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    Hair Rolls: Understated Hair Rolls

    Models for designer Carolina Herrera introduced hair rolls in an understated style. The volume of this model’s rolls is toned down giving her version of rolled up hairstyles a wearable, very young, and endearing look

    Hair Rolls: Dita von Teese Show

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    Hair Rolls: Extreme Front Roll

    Making this roll part of your hairstyle cannot fail to get you noticed. A hair piece provided the extra volume for this huge front hair roll (seen in the Dita von Teese show)