Love those glamorous, feminine retro hairstyles of the Great Gatsby era? They are glamorous and flattering, which goes a long way to explain their popularity nearly 100 years after Daisy first wore one.
A particularly enduring style is a Gatsby roll, which is worn at the base of the neck. The style works with both casual and dressier clothing, flatters most faces, and is easier to do than you might think. In fact, you can do it yourself in less than five minutes!
Brush hair until it’s free of tangles and draw it into a neat ponytail between the nape of your neck and the crown of your head.
Secure with an elastic band, then pull the band an inch or two away from your scalp.
Create a pocket by pulling your hair apart above the elastic band, then flip your ponytail over and roll it into the pocket. Be sure not to push it through the pocket, which will create uneven bumps.
Hold the pocket with one hand and use bobby pine to secure the roll to your scalp. Place a bobby pin horizontally right above the elastic to hide it from sight. Use as many pins as you need to make your tuck feel tight and secure.
If you have long bangs or loose strands, braid or and twist them into the design. You can simply twist loose strands until tight and then pin them near the pocket.
For a personal touch, add decorative pins, silk flowers, ribbons, or any other hair ornament you like, and you’re ready to go!