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Now that you have the haircut, here's the next step:  first part your hair, then roll your hair

Part your hair

The female rockabilly hairstyle part

Roll your hair

How to part your female rockabilly hairstyle

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

Option 1 (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 back.
  • Hairspray.

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 rat.

Pincurls (tight curls, usually for the back)

  • Grasp the root and smooth a small section of a barely damp hair.  Gel it.
  • Wind it around your finger.  Place it against your scalp, slide off finger.  Hold in place.
  • Flatten the curl slightly
  • Pin the curl (use pin curl pins - not bobby pins, to prevent denting)
  • Dry, up to 24 hours.  
  • If you have shorter hair, use finger curls in rows around your head, alternating directions, to set your hair up for fingerwaves. 

  • Your new rockabilly hair is soon going to match your rockabilly clothing!

Here's an example of one of the variations, which we'll get to soon:
 
Middy haircut, but 10" long layers, part on the right and rolls on side and the back. 

Next step - doing the front.

 


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