It’s almost the end of the year… A wonderful festive time filled with love and warmth. Even though most of us will be under home confinement this New Years’, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t dress up and look as stunning as we would going out. To serve you, we have curated a step by step ‘How To’ guide for 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. It is truly a classic style that never goes out of date, perfect for all ages too! This week, in preparation for the new year, Iles Formula’s journal shares with you the Iles Formula’s Hair Ideas: A Perfect Guide to Modern French Roll Hairstyle For New Year’s Eve because it is the perfect “go-to” hairstyle for any woman of any age.
What You Will Need
- Teasing Brush, Hair Pins like U pins, Tail Comb, Bobby Pins, and the Iles Formula Finishing Serum.
Step By Step
1. To begin, start by cleansing and conditioning your hair with our award-winning 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 naturally dry it with texture if you are going for the modern, more lived-in variation of the French Roll.
3. If your hair is straight add some movement with hot tongs taking verticle sections winding hair to the back. Having that extra movement in the hair will defiantly make winding the roll up into place easier, it will also keep pins in place as well, preventing the pins from sliding out.
Classic French Roll
Hair by Kyle David Malone
1. For the classic variation of the French Roll, follow these steps below – extracted 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? Tag us on social media @ilesformula_hair and #IlesFormula to showcase your NYE styles. We look forward to seeing your beautiful styles.