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Rolls Tutorial 
30th-Jan-2008 02:38 pm
Hi, I'm totally new at styling my hair but I think I'm getting closer to getting the hang of it. I love this community, all of you ladies look so gorgeous! I took pictures of my attempt because I've had trouble finding many tutorials so I thought we could always use one more :) This is my first post so I hope I did everything right. If there are too many pictures just let me know!




Section off the hair from your hairline to right behind your ear. You want a big enough section so that your roll won't be see through. Those with thinner hair might have to backcomb a little.


Pull the hair up vertically and start forming a loop.


Hold on to the top part of the loop with one hand and start rolling the ends in a circle inside the loop. Basically coil the hair into a roll from the outside in. I do this from the back of the loop rather than the side closer to my face so the ends won't stick out the front when you finish the roll.


When you have a nice roll you can adjust the placement a little by rolling it in on itself to make it tighter. Place one bobby pin through the very bottom of the roll in the front, and one in the back.


I like to do three rolls because my hair is pretty thick so I make about a 2 inch section in the middle (on the other ride of my part) and roll it facing the opposite direction of the first roll.


Use the same process as the first roll, just go in the opposite direction. Pin and hairspray as needed.


Grab the hair from the other side and section it off right behind the ear like the first roll. Try to make it about the same amount of hair as the first roll.


Roll it in the same way as the other rolls, like a coil from the outside in.


Make sure that the side near your ear doesn't get too droopy. If it starts to droop a little try a light hair spray and push it in to hold it up.


I have side swept bangs that reach about the rip of my nose, so I just made a little roll for them to go into. It's more like a regular pin curl.


If I was going out I probably use a lot more hairspray. I would also curl the remaining hair.
Comments 
30th-Jan-2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
The pics are great, but maybe some explainations would also be useful to hair-challenged people like myself :)
30th-Jan-2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion, I added comments :)
30th-Jan-2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
you're so pretty!
30th-Jan-2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
I love the pictures! You are so pretty! Great job!
30th-Jan-2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
I love that wall color, let's get that out of the way.

Now, this is a good tut, could you put some tags on it? So it can be found easily?

Thanks!

p.s. Have I seen you on the FL? I think I have... either that or I am the crazy poodle lady.

Edited at 2008-01-31 12:05 am (UTC)
31st-Jan-2008 12:07 am (UTC)
I agree about the wall color - it's lovely!
31st-Jan-2008 12:11 am (UTC)
Lovely? yes.

THat is the wall color that wakes me up in the morning and says "you need a Gin and Tonic."
31st-Jan-2008 12:38 am (UTC)
I was thinking more along the lines of a mojito (yum), but yes - something nice to wake up to.
:-)
31st-Jan-2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Mmm, yes, mojitos and tortilla chips and guacamole. :D
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31st-Jan-2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Ahhh.. so I am not going crazy. So you just started a journal? That is great!

Welcome to vintagehair and LiveJournal.

THanks for your comments on the FL, I have just gotten to seeing them now. :D

31st-Jan-2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to seeing you around :)
31st-Jan-2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Why yes you have! I commented on your last hair post :) I'm AudreyHorne (it was taken on here).
31st-Jan-2008 12:55 am (UTC)
My first thought about those pics was "WOWZA - I want those walls!"
31st-Jan-2008 05:12 am (UTC)
I'm glad everyone likes the walls, they are pretty bright. We painted everything bright blues and greens.
31st-Jan-2008 01:41 am (UTC)
your hair looks great hun! I've done three rolls a couple of times before, this post has inspired me to do it again!
31st-Jan-2008 03:00 am (UTC)
Awesome tutorial! I love it and will try it. Thanks. :)
Sari
31st-Jan-2008 08:33 am (UTC)
You're beautiful! That looks great and my hair's just like yours, so I am totally memorying this.
6th-Sep-2008 06:23 am (UTC)
thanks for this! I JUST found this community! I am so excited. Plus this post couldn't come with better timing! I have the perfect outfit and I need 40's hair! THANK YOU!
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