Buns are a big rage, and are seen in the fall winter 2012 collections of Ana locking, Devota and Lomba and Kina Fernandez. The bun on the runway has appeared with a twist, in the hairstyle called a ‘Vintage Pompadour’ or a ‘Victory roll’.
The hairstyle was a hit in the 1950’s but has hints of inspiration from the Rockabilly music genre of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. In earlier times, the hairstyle was spotted on both men and women, for both day and night outings.
This hairstyle makes a comeback with celebrities like Rihanna wearing it every day and the rest flaunting it right on the red carpet. The hairstyle is timeless and adds instant glam and allure. It can be experimented with, in innumerable ways and can be achieved in medium and long hair lengths. This hairstyle adds a lot of volume to the hair and definitely warrants a second stare. We know you are itching to try this one, and hence we are helping you with a little step-by-step guide on how to achieve this hairstyle.
You will need:
Curlers, curling iron, bobby pins, hairspray, mousse, towel, elastic band, thick round brush
Hairstyle How To: Vintage Pompadour with Bun step-by-step guide
- Wash your hair thoroughly and condition it to achieve softer hair. Conditioning the hair would make it easier to style it.
- Use a clean towel and wrap your hair to absorb excess water.
- Apply a small quantity of mousse, and spread it from the roots to the tips using a tail comb.
- Now, dry your hair using a blow dryer.
- Make sure the hair is completely detangled and smooth.
- Separate sections of the hair using a tail comb.
- Take the arches of your eyebrows as the guiding points and separate the hair on top of your head. One side of the top section is parted above the outer eyebrow. The other side of the top section parts starting at the hairline about an inch above the ear.
- Comb it and clip it together.
- Leave this section aside and work on the left over hair.
For the bun:
- Comb the left over hair and gather all the hair neatly centered back or to one side.
- Secure all the hair with an elastic band into a ponytail. Separate the two sections of the ponytail.
- Twist the hair from the elastic band to the ends and wrap the twisted hair into a coil around the band. Use one hand to wrap your hair and another to hold the central part of the coil in place.
- Secure the bun from the top and sides so that it does not open up and stays in place. Pin up the loose hanging strands if any. Spritz some spray, so that the bun stays in place.
For the Victory Roll:
- Using a curl iron for smaller curls and curlers for bigger curls, curl the hair which you pinned on the top previously.
- Make sure the hair is stretched on either side and curled, to achieve curls on a side. Now use your fingers and set the curled hair into a wave or a Victory roll.
- The curl can also be made by combing the section smooth and using a round brush, comb all the hair inside. Now, starting at the end of the section continue to take it in rounds like in a spiral. Once the spiral touches the hairline, secure it with bobby pins there.
- Now secure this wave with bobby pins and spritz some hair spray to make sure it remains in place. One can also open the roll and pin it up, to achieve a more spread look.
- The hairdo is ready.
Inspired by the 1920’s Ana Locking, presented her Fall Winter 2012 collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid, based on the theme ‘Time Capsule’. The collection showed a resurgence of a period in history, in a revamped version in the form of low-hipped silhouettes, straight coats, structured jackets, jumpsuits etc. in a palette of fluorescent lemon, stone grey, duck blue, petrol green, pistachio and coral red. The hairstyles struck the right note with the garments, as they showed volume and vintage and left the audience and us, flabbergasted.
The hairstyle variation has the knot bun on a side of the head, at the nape of the neck along with the Victory roll made using various waves. Multiple waves can be created by beginning with some mousse in wet hair and combing the front section of the hair downwards. Then push it back and form a wave with your fingers. Secure the wave with a section clip using your index and middle finger. Keep creating waves like this and remove the clips once the hair is dry. Set the parting on one side and secure the waves with bobby pins if required or leave it loose.
The designer duo Devota and Lomba’s debut collection at Madrid Fashion Week was an amalgamation of geometric cuts, asymmetric details along with an architectural inspiration. The collection had garments with open backs, crafted in silk, gauze, felt etc. in shades of greys and black. The collection was flamboyant and left everyone starry eyed and stunned. The ensembles were complimented with a messy variation of the Victory Roll hairstyle.
The hair was parted, with the hair on top of the head to remain on one side. The other part of the hair was neatly made into a bun and hidden under the loose curled strands that were pinned behind. The top section of the hair was curled using hair curler and the section was pinned behind on the bun going across the face covering one ear. The strands gave a messy look and were secured using bobby pins. This variation is an unkempt or out-of-the-bed variation of the vintage pompadour hairstyle.
Spanish fashion designer Kina Fernandez, in her Fall Winter collection 2012 showcased a melange of evening gowns in burgundy, brown and grey during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid Autumn/Winter 2012 held at Ifema in Madrid, Spain. The gowns were sown beautifully in innovative fabrics like boiled wool, jersey lace, waterproof satin etc. and were chic and extravagant. They were complimented with retro hairstyles that made the collection look more sophisticated.
The hairstyle had the pompadour spread onto the forehead and a tight sleek bun behind. The Pompadour lay on the forehead in the form of a big wave or various small rolls pinned together to cover the forehead. The top section of the head was divided into various smaller sections and were rolled and pinned in different directions onto the scalp, so that the hairline and the forehead are hidden.
- To keep the hair slick on the side, one can even use hair gel.
- Complete the look with hair clips, bows and barrettes if required.
- Before you begin, you can use some pomade to smoothen and protect the hair.
- The Pompadour can also be merged with a French twist bun at the back for a cleaner look.
- Experiment with this style, by wrapping the bag of the hair with a scarf, tying a ponytail or braiding the rest of the hair left.
- For extra sheen, one can spray a shine spray once the hairdo is complete.
- The wave should be pinned, at the tip of your hairline.