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Tuck and Roll! …Your hair, that is…

There is something undeniably sophisticated about a woman whose hair is pinned up and curled to perfection. Today, there is so much tension that exists for women when deciding what to do with themselves in a morning routine. Should we compromise sleep and primp, or should we rest up in anticipation for a busy workweek? Truthfully, the styles of decades past, especially in the way of hairstyling, look WAY more intricate than they actually are. Without the curling irons or clipping scissors, I fould a few ways to bring the tuck and roll back to this century without spending hours with my stubborn hair.

First thing is first! Here’s some inspiration before you lunge for your favorite combs and brushes:  I personally vote ‘no’ to reviving the snoods. They’re charming alternatives to hairnets for occupational hairstyles, (such as those in food preparing professions), but not for day-to-day.

The tucked hairstyles, which were extremely popular in the 1930s and ’40s, are a fabulous alternative to simple clips and hair ties. Take for instance, those suggested here:  (Give this little gem a few moments to load).

I decided to give it a shot using an ‘As-seen-on-TV’ product, Snap Wrap N’ Go, the world’s most aggressive hairspray, and some large bobby pins. What we achieved is the victory curls of postwar America, and one of the most iconic retro styles of rolled hair.

Now, lots of tutorials exist for this style, but since I don’t have bangs, I layered the crown of my head separately and used that for the curls instead of parting with nonexistent bangs. This is my first attempt. The others will be posted on our webpage so stay tuned! Be sure to look at the many variations of this timeless classic right here: It’s hard to choose one! Check out the progress and stay curious! Thank you for checking out the first of the Revival Style Guide’s articles! (This gallery is owned by RetroRevival.



For over 8 amazing years, it has been an experience, a pleasure, and a journey to be a revivalist. I love all things retro and antique. Writing has been a passion of mine since middle school and throughout my professional career. For all those who are inspired to be vintage, challenge the norms in the name of tradition! We write for a better, more inspired tomorrow <3

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