A step by step guide on 'How To' create the Classic French Roll. With New Year's Eve celebrations on our doorstep, it's a good and easy recipe to know. We love delivering styles classic enough for your mother, and stylish enough for you, so Create This Modern French Roll Hairstyle For New Year's Eve because it is the perfect "go-to" hairstyle for any woman of any age.
Hair by Sam McKnight
What You Will Need
- Teasing Brush, Hair Pins like U pins,Tail Comb, Bobby Pins, and Iles Formula Finishing Serum.
Step By Step
1. To begin, start by cleansing and conditioning your hair with our Iles Formula Shampoo & Conditioner. If your hair is suffering from the winter cold, then you may want to treat your locks to a deep conditioning treatment using our Iles Formula Hair Mask.
2. Next, apply our Iles Formula Finishing Serum to your hair and either round brush blow-dry your hair if you are going for the more classic style, or dry it with texture if you are going for the modern more lived in a variation of the French Roll.
3. Use a 1-inch curling iron to wrap random pieces that you have allowed to fall out. Keep in mind, you are going for just a soft wave in the pieces rather than defined curls.
Classic French Roll
Hair by Kyle David Malone
1. For the classic variation of the French Roll, follow these steps below extracts from wikihow.com
2. Begin by directing your hair to one side and securing it with bobby pins the way they are stacked in this image.
3. Next, hold the hair in the palm of your hand and begin to twist the hair up towards the top of your head. Twist the hair tight so that it is secure. Once the hair is twisted tight it will coil and form the roll.
4. Depending on the length of your hair, you may have long ends that are left beyond the twisting. If this is the case with your hair, simply fold those ends down and tuck them underneath the roll.
5. Once you have tucked the ends, you can take some hairpins and use them to secure the roll into place. To secure tightly, take the hairpin and place it horizontally on the edge of the roll. Place the ends of the hairpin through the roll towards the left ear, and then rotate the pins back in the direction of the right ear. This will secure the roll tightly to ensure it stays all night. Use hairspray if you prefer a bit of hold.
6. When you are finished, you can add a bow, broach, some pearls or an accessory to decorate the hair if you prefer. To see more of our hair accessory inspirations, click HERE.
Modern French Roll
1. For the Modern French Roll, the technique is somewhat similar, but it is created a little bit quicker because you just begin by twisting the hair. You do not have to pin the hair first. In addition to that, the hair is more about the texture and less about a smoother finish. Allow bits to drop out and you can even rough it up a bit when you have secured everything into place. Take a peek at the steps below from @twistmepretty.
Whether you are going for the classic roll or the modern roll, you can detail and finish your hair to your preference, see another version below for shorter hair length where there is no length to roll. This super glamorous style will work with jeans and a blazer or a nice cocktail dress so it's a very versatile option for your hair.
Which look is the one you will be wearing this year for NYE? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to tag us in your NYE hair selfies @ilesformula_hair and #IlesFormula. We look forward to seeing your beautiful styles.