that you have the haircut,
here's the next step: first part your hair, then
roll your hair
Every female rockabilly
hairstyle in the 40s had curly hair. If you didn't
have curly hair to begin with, you made it curly, either
with a perm or by curling it yourself. To make
your hairstyle match your rockabilly clothing, there are
basically two types of curls:
Roll curls (big
curls) - Most common female rockabilly hairstyle
(authentic and difficult)
- Roll hair with
damp hair. Let dry. Take out rollers.
- Tease the part
from the inside of the curls. You have to
tease a lot to get enough volume.
- Use round
hairbrush handle to roll hair into a tube.
- Tuck the ends into
the roll. Bobby pin it from the front and
Option 2 (not
authentic, but easy)
- Buy a hair rat,
which is a netting tube.
- Wrap hair around
the each hair rat. Bobby pin it from the
front and back. No one will see the hair
(tight curls, usually for the back)
- Grasp the root and
smooth a small section of a barely damp hair.
- Wind it around your
finger. Place it against your scalp, slide off
finger. Hold in place.
- Flatten the curl
- Pin the curl (use
pin curl pins - not bobby pins, to prevent denting)
- Dry, up to 24 hours.
have shorter hair, use finger curls in rows around
your head, alternating directions, to set your hair
up for fingerwaves.
new rockabilly hair is soon going to match your
an example of one of the variations, which we'll get to
but 10" long layers, part on the right and rolls
on side and the back.
Next step - doing the front.