Words by Sarah Dunn of Sarah’s Doo Wop Dos
This is a great look and it’s hardy enough to survive a weekend in a tent too, making it a great one to learn for the summer festival season.
Step 1: Brush the hair through so it’s tangle free, then section it so you have two front sections from the back of your ear to your face (these will become victory rolls). This should leave a good amount of hair at the back of your head. Divide this into two and plait each tightly. Use a ‘snag free’ band at the end to secure the plaits, as they will be easily hidden in the final style.
Step 2: Take the two plaits and tie them together like you would with a shoelace. This needs to be quite tight. Pin it in place – a few pins on top of the knot and a few below – so the hair is held in place when you take your hands away.
Step 3: The ends of the plaits will now be hanging down from the knot. Wrap one plait over the top of the knot and tuck the end in so it’s hidden, then pin it in place to secure it. Now repeat with the other plait, this time going under the knot. The back section is now complete.
Step 4: Backcomb the two front sections at the roots. It’s best to do this with a rat-tail comb in small sections, as this will create a neater look with more structure. If the hair is freshly washed or feels slippery you can add in a spritz of dry shampoo or plumping spray to help create more texture and make the hair easier to work with.
Step 5: Roll one section down tightly so it forms a neat roll. This may take a few attempts and requires some patience and nimble fingers. If the roll doesn’t hold well or seems loose, try re-backcombing the section to create more structure. Secure your roll in place with a few hairgrips.
Step 6: Repeat step 5 with the other section so you have two victory rolls at the front of the style. Finally, fix the whole style in place with a good spritz of hairspray.
If you are going to need to keep this style in for a few days, use a hair net to cover it all and tie a chiffon scarf over the top, then pin it with hair grips so it covers the hair and protects it at night as you sleep.Credits:
Article, hair and make-up: Sarah Dunn, owner of Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos www.doowopdos.co.uk
Model: Nicki of My Favourite Things
Photography: Jez Brown
Nails: Get Nailed By Keely