By Whitney Weatherington
We’re on a
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.
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The backcombing is part of what makes this look so simple to
recreate. First, remember that you need enough backcombing to
Model 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 in
Bachelor 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, and
spends time working with high school students, teach- PREPPING THE HAIR
ing them the importance of science and mathematics 1. Before starting, Nikki’s hair was dry and had light body. I
as well as describing the different ﬁelds of engineering used Aveda Air Control all over her hair to give it some texture
careers. 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 the
researching natural forms of medicine including can- back and then sectioning the front into two sections that best
cer treatments. complemented the shape of her face.