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?