Do your own Victory Rolls!
In honor of Memorial Day.

The 1940's are a time I am particularly enamored with.
What I love about the 40's:

4. My grandparents were in their teens and 20's then.

3. Women played a pivitol role in the WWII effort working in factories, as nurses, and serving in the military.

2. The war history. I've had the opportunity to visit the Ardennes+ The Eagles Nest + more.

1. The STYLE! Versitle, functional, neat and pretty.

Inspired by a post Rachel Taliaferro did last week about a vintage hair class she attended with Big Mamma D, I went trolling you tube for some tutorials on how to create my own 40's hair. This was something I always wanted to learn, particularly the "victory rolls" women wore in celebration of the end of WWII. I had seen people wearing them, but figured it was too complicated for me to pull off in my own home. Not so!

I found the most wonderful youtube channel/blog/empire that makes vintage hair look easy! It is Lisa Freemont Street. I found the amazing site while looking at some photos on a Swiss Hair Blog. At Lisa Freemont Street I was delighted to find tons of original tutorials that this lovely lady made about hair! Hair is a passion of mine, so I'm hooked! Hopefullly I'll be able to get to the next Big Mama D class to get even more insight.

See my first (successful) attempt below. Photo taken after they survived a shift at the grocery store.

What do you love about the 1940's?


  1. Looks absolutely splendid! Now put one of your fabulous hair accessories in there!

  2. Definitely going to give this a try! And I agree with Rachel - this do definitely needs one of your snazzy accessories.

  3. Thanks so much for mentioning me! xxoo!

  4. Rachel and Amanda- thanks, I will def. add a bow or sculpted satin clip next time!! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

    And thanks for visiting Ashley! I'll be eagerly awaiting the next hair tutorial. :) I'm so excited I found your blog.