No, it’s not a hat that you see actor Sonam Kapoor wearing in this picture in the centre. The actor proved she’s quite a fashion icon once again as she showed up wearing this very vintage, victory roll hairstyle for a brand launch in Mumbai on Saturday. The classic hairstyle looked perfect with her Dolce & Gabbana suit teamed with a white shirt with ruffles. Style gurus applaud her vintage look, and the confidence with which she pulled it off.
“Sonam looks very chic in this hairstyle. It’s great that she doesn’t believe in sticking to one look. She has given the classic victory roll hairstyle a a contemporary edge, and it goes well with her pantsuit,” says fashion designer Payal Jain.
Hairstylist Richa Agarwal of Cleopatra Spa and Salon says it’s a great style to flaunt if you want an instant glamour into your look. “It’s a very sophisticated, timeless hairstlye, guarantees you second looks and goes well with most face types,” she says.
Forget the drab buns
Also called vintage pompadour updo, the style is an all-time favourite of fashion-forward women across the world. It’s a great alternative for those who want to tie up their hair but don’t want to go for the usual buns or ponytails. American actress Dita Von Teese, singers Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger and socialites Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton have popularised the style. When you opt for the hairstyle, wear something equally classy. A vintage dress, or a sculpted jacket paired with cigarette pants are good options.
The 1940’s pin up girl and American actor Betty Grable was a veteran in the victory roll or the vintage pompadour. American actor Dita Von Teese too, looks effortlessly chic in the style
Actor Sonam Kapoor and socialites Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian flaunt the victory roll
Get the look
Start with side parting your hair. Take a brush and smooth one section of hair. Holding the section of hair by its ends, roll it up. The section should be rolled flat, so avoid any twisting. Keep spraying the roll to settle wild strands. Bring the roll towards the centre of the head, and arrange it using bobby pins to secure the curl. For a look exactly like Sonam’s, let the roll fall a little on your forehead.
Keep your base matte.
Define eyes with eye-liner, and double coats of mascara. Voluminous classic red lips look nice with the look.
(Inputs by hairstylist Richa Agarwal)