When I was doing research for this style, it took me a while to figure out how it was done. My mom looked at some of the images and said “Honey, it’s a wig. Not even that, it’s a painting of a wig. It isn’t possible in real life.” After many failed attempts, I finally figured out how to replicate what I was seeing in those old paintings. The first time I wore this style, several people commented with “Nice wig!” I guess I did something right! 😉
If you want to use pin rolls to curl your hair, and you don’t mind how they look while drying, I would do the same basic technique as this style. I would, however, roll all the curls down and not bother clipping the front, just do another 2-ish rolls.
5. With the hair in the middle, make three horizontal sections. Starting from the top, roll each section up. You could do more sections/rolls, if you like. Between the last and second to last roll, I pinned out a section for a ringlet like I did on my Pirates of the Caribbean tutorial.
You can see a slightly different version of this style with my gown here.
“Jo’s nineteen hair-pins all seemed stuck straight into her head, which was not exactly comfortable; but dear me, let us be elegant or die!”
This quote from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is probably the most famous quote about hairpins in literature. After I took this style apart, I counted 40 hairpins, which actually seemed low compared to the other times I’ve done it. And, because the weight of the hair is evenly distributed, this style is very comfortable.