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How To: Hair Rolls

Hair rolls rocked the runways of the Fall 2007 fashion shows across Europe. Designers such as Margaret Howell, Veronique Branquinho and Nathan Jenden chose these styles because they are a wispy, modern and avant-garde version of an up-do. They keep hair off the neck to showcase the beauty of the clothing (and the models, too). This modern and elegant style is really easy to do, and it looks great in any season.

The first two looks above were originally constructed by Neil Moodie using all Bumble and Bumble products. For five simple step-by-step instructions on how to create this look at home for yourself.

  • Step 1: Begin by spraying Tonic ($17) onto wet hair. The add a few spritzes of Thickening Spray ($23) to the roots. If your hair is thin, you'll want to spray on a generous amount.
  • Step 2: Next, blow-dry your hair using rough, quick motions to create volume.
  • Step 3: Once hair is dry, spray Hair Powder ($34) to create a matte texture, and to add grip for the roll.
  • Step 4: Separate your hair into three sections (two side and one back) and roll the hair starting from the bottom and working your way up. As you are finished with each section, secure the rolls with bobby pins (use as many as necessary) and smooth out the top of your hair by gently brushing hair downwards.
  • Step 5: Spray your entire head with Does It All Hairspray ($23) for a finishing touch.


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SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 9 years
so cute!
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 9 years
Eh, coulda used more photos of the back of the head.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
so I tried it, & you have to tease your hair a bit to get it to be firm.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
Is it too much for work?
Rowanvamp0 Rowanvamp0 9 years
Not to sure about this myself..It does bring back an old trick in the 40-50's they used with orange juice cans..anyone remember that old trick?
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 9 years
I'd wear it, it would look good with the glamour fall makeup. You can choose this style for anytime, it's not just for the runway.
almostloli almostloli 9 years
iii looovveee thiiiss hairstyleee i gotta tryyy this (but i think its gonna be a bit tricky!!!!!!!!)
Miffed-Geisha Miffed-Geisha 9 years
The look says soft elegance, I love it.
PinkEsq PinkEsq 9 years
how long does your hair have to be for this to work well?
Gaby-Vargas Gaby-Vargas 9 years
Girls this is as glamorous and sexy as femininty gets! The 40's & 50's!!! Anyone can acheive this look with practice and you dont have to use expensive products to do it. When I do my rolls I use a hair goo that you can purchase for sure in Mexico Called "Moco de Gorilla", you can also find it on ebay. My husband uses it for his pompadour, my 3 boys for their "fohawks" and myself for my rolls or a mini pump in the front of my head. My family swears by this stuff, no flakes and an all day hold (or on to the next day) for sure!!! Try it chicas!
dirrtyhoney dirrtyhoney 9 years
It's cool for me... :-)
lily3484 lily3484 10 years
I like this style. Its very glamorous. Definitly not an every day look though.
theambre theambre 10 years
I absolutely love the style. I'll totally be wearing it at some point.
studio524 studio524 10 years
Oh. This is such a chic and fabulous look. I love it. Seriously, ladies, if you want to cut down on the amount of product that you need to put in your hair or, if you just want to cut down on the number of bobbies required, you can wrap your hair around a form. Get a rather spring from a craft or hobby shop. Wrap a hair net around it. Trim and affix the ahir net to the spring and you're ready to wrap. If any one needs a kind of demo let me know. I might be able to get to it later in the week.
etab etab 10 years
I love this look, and will try it without all the expensive product. Bobby pins are the key, girls!
jewelsugar jewelsugar 10 years
if i tried this, i'd look like i had just woken up, greased up my hair, and walked out the door. yikes!
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
Oh very romantic but I doubt I can do it. I'm readlly bad and doing my hair the way I want it to be or what I see from magazines. Maybe I'm just not coordinated.
Jivespeaker Jivespeaker 10 years
It's pretty, but I don't think my hair would stay in this for long. Plus, the costly products it requires means it would never happen on my head. LOL
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
I like the first one! I want to try it!
meganekko meganekko 10 years
this look doesn't please me. too much work and expensive products.
zc zc 10 years
theres no way id pull it off..i can never get these hairdos to look good, always end up looking like i let a two year old get hold of my hair.
epicurean_Essy epicurean_Essy 10 years
Ah, too cute!
EllaDee EllaDee 10 years
Cute but I somehow know I wouldn't be able to get it to look like that.
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 10 years
I love how it looks I just don't think my hair would do it
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