Some days you just don't have time to set your hair. Or you do set it, and the layers don't lay right, no matter how much you brush. When I don't have time to curl my hair (other than a few pin curls at the top), I find this twist on a 1940s up-do is my go to hairstyle.
It definitely has a 1940s flair to it, though it's a far cry from the elegant beauty-salon-created up-dos movie stars of that era wore. It was mainly invented in an effort to contain my layered ends in a way that just pulling it back can't do, and also keep the face-framing style I definitely prefer.
It can be tricky to get the rolls even, and to stay put, but practice has helped me become quicker. Plus, the rolls make a perfect base for hair flowers or other hair accessories!
Besides hair flowers, I can also vary the arrangement by what I do with my curled front hair and by using various hair clips and bows. I have yet to find a hat that fits this hairstyle, but then that makes it a perfect style for formal evenings - like during the holidays!
In the back, I can put a barrette at the top instead of the bottom as is here shown, or if I'm not going for a super Period look, just use hair grip clips for a more secure hold. (Tight, long bobby pins are a must for this hairstyle to be successful.)
I may have to figure out an up-do that I like, that is less fiddly and time consuming, but until then, I'm glad I've found a way to keep that aspect of vintage style in my daily dress, for the times a proper vintage curl set can't happen!