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YOUR LOOK hairstyles By Whitney Weatherington We’re on a Victory Roll Evoking the 1940s for a winter style will give you big volume and bigger compliments for any of your holiday season occasions ost winter hairstyles are classic and elegant and M typically mirror winter fashion. For our model, Nikki, I choose a 1940’s inspired look, which is constantly revisited in the beauty industry. This glamorous winter hairstyle is easy to create and looks amazing and polished for any occasion. The classic Victory Roll-up style that we selected is great be- cause there are tons of variations to this look. The hairstyle looks gorgeous on any woman and tends to enhance your best facial fea- tures. The classic Victory Roll completes any look, and pairs well with winter special occasion wear. The hairstyle is truly traditional looking yet it is advantageous and refreshing because it can be very unique. It delivers the benefit of being very comfortable, and once it is completed, you don’t have to worry about your hair for the rest of the evening. Creating this hairstyle is very simple. The best way to achieve this look is to make sure you part your hair in the best way that frames you face. For example, if you like to have a certain side part or bangs, section your hair that way. You never want to wear hair in a way that is not flattering on you. The look should complement you and your style. Also, another tip—there can never be enough backcombing.PHOTOS BY ERIN ASHLI STUTES The backcombing is part of what makes this look so simple to recreate. First, remember that you need enough backcombing toModel Nikki Poteet, Miss Virginia USA 2011, is a support your hairstyle. If you don’t have enough cushion, the hair-24-year old resident of Richmond, VA. She has a style will not have enough volume and your pins will not stay inBachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineer-ing, and completed her Master of Science degree in place. The basic technique is to backcomb, smooth, tuck, and pin.Nuclear Engineering. Nikki is currently working as a Here’s how you can capture this look for yourself:Radiological Engineer at Dominion Resources, andspends time working with high school students, teach- PREPPING THE HAIRing them the importance of science and mathematics 1. Before starting, Nikki’s hair was dry and had light body. Ias well as describing the different fields of engineering used Aveda Air Control all over her hair to give it some texturecareers. However, her background in Biomedical Engi-neering has not been forgotten. She has an interest in and brushable hold. I then sectioned her hair by separating theresearching natural forms of medicine including can- back and then sectioning the front into two sections that bestcer treatments. complemented the shape of her face. 14 PAGEANTRY