Romantic Retro Ponytail Tutorial

Romantic Retro Ponytail Tutorial
A couple of readers emailed me and commented on my Instagram asking for a tutorial for this style, so I put together this step-by-step demonstration that shows you see how I created this look! I hope if this hairstyle strikes your fancy that you find the instructions helpful. I find it to be a quick and easy style and for that reason I am wearing it a lot lately!

Romantic Retro Ponytail Tutorial
To start this hairstyle, I set my hair in hot rollers. Curling the hair in the direction that you are going to style later makes the pompadour and faux-victory rolls much easier to form. You could just as easily use a curling wand, I just have always preferred hot rollers! I rolled the bang and crown sections of my hair going backwards and away from my face. I rolled the side sections of hair under and down. Once I released my hair from the hot rollers I combed it smooth with a brush.

Next you would section off the bang portion of your hair. This will become your pompadour. Section off a chunk of hair above your ears to become the faux-victory rolls. (I say faux because these are not the technical 40s victory roll, but a quick and easy alternative that looks just as good, in my opinion) Before you begin to form the pompadour, tease the base of the section and hairspray it liberally. This will give your roll a steady base to nestle into. To make the roll, form a loop at the end of the section by loosely wrapping the strand around two fingers. Hold onto this loop very firmly, and never letting it go, roll the loop towards the base of your head. When you've reached your scalp, carefully pin the roll in place with bobby pins. Repeat this same technique with the victory roll sections. There is no right way to do it, so just keep playing until you find a shape you like! Just remember, hairspray is your best friend here!

Once you've made your pompadour and victory rolls, you can gather the rest of your hair in a low ponytail slightly off to the side. Accessorize it with a flower or ribbon to finish it off!

I hope this guide helps! Please feel free to tweet me or email me if you have any questions, and if you want to show me your version of it, I would love that!

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