Victory rolls are a vintage hairdo that was popular in the 1940s. Women loved to style their hair in soft curls, and at some point some pinup girl probably wore her curls pinned on top and started the trend. Actual women did wear curls pinned on their head, but they were very small and more modest compared to the victory rolls we’re used to seeing in pinup photos. For that matter, the victory rolls hairdo we style today are slightly exaggerated styles, and we love it! The term “victory rolls” originated with a fighter-plane maneuver that was used during World War II. Women adopted this name for the popular hairstyle to honor victorious soldiers. Someone say that it’s also because one of the most common victory rolls style is with two rolls pinned on the top of the head which form a “V” shape.
Victory rolls require quite a wide range of tools: hairspray, hair gel, bobby pins, curling iron. Did you know that during the war women used pipe cleaners to style their rolls because the metal to manufacture bobby pins was scarce? Talk about commitment to the cause!