When we were at the Vivien of Holloway shop, one of the assistants had this lovely sideways rolled up quiff, with a headscarf behind it. I tried to recreate it, but couldn’t find any you tube tutorials (probably because the style has a name that I don’t know), so I tried to make it up myself. And failed.
But never one to let a setback get me down, I have decided that the thing I have ended up with I will henceforth call a sideways quiff, and the proper thing can be called by it’s proper name, whatever that is.
Here are some ‘instructions’ for my trial and error proccess:
1. Separate a section of hair at the front, secure and tie everything else back. The section should have slightly more hair on the side where you want the roll to be.
2. Backcomb the back of the hair you’re working with. Put some curl cream, or serum or similar in the ends.
3. Pull the hair up and start rolling it around two fingers. You will be rolling backwards, away from the face.
4. Once you’ve rolled it enough for a nice circle to have developed (about half way down), pull out your finger and keep rolling, twisting it to the side near the end.
5. You’ll probably need to repeat this a few times. Mine kept falling apart and a funny bobble formed on the side that I wasn’t rolling towards. What you see is probably about attempt ten, so I got there in the end.
6. Hold in place as much as you can and pin with bobby pins. Really you should just need to pin it at the botton of the circle, so that everything else is nice and airy, but I had to stick in a couple more to keep hair from escaping.
7. Smooth it down again, maybe with some curl cream or serum. Spray liberally with hairspray.
8. Sort out the rest of your hair in a bun or ponytail.
Et voila! Out of failure invention springs!
Also, apologies for the messy bedroom. At least the mess is blurry!