Some styles always look cool. Even though rockabilly was made popular in the 1940s, these retro hairstyles have been inspiring women every decade since. Known for bold updos, curls, and hair accessories, rockabilly is never shy or boring.
To put your own spin on traditional rockabilly hairstyles, start with the bangs! That’s right – rockabilly bangs can give you all of that head-turning drama you crave.
Bumper bangs, also known as Bettie Bangs (named after pin-up icon, Bettie Page) are always popular and in style. In fact, celebrities like Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry have been known to wear them out on the red carpet! This rockabilly bang style should hit well above the eyebrows. They should be rolled under to create that rolled shape.
If you’re committing to the cut, ask your hairstylist to cut your bangs in a U-shape, just above the eyebrows. (Once they dry and are styled, they’ll come up higher on the forehead.) To snag the look, blow dry with a round brush and use a curling iron to curl the ends under.
To fake rockabilly bangs, start with day old hair. Separate the front section and brush through it with a comb. Then, get rolling! Using your fingertips, roll upward starting from the ends of your hair. Once you’ve created that bump shape, secure the hair with bobby pins and hairspray.
Bumper bangs not your thing? Then, why not take a little inspiration from Rosie the Riveter instead? This iconic look features a voluminous pouf – and a bandana, of course! To achieve rockabilly bangs that have a little extra height, you’ll need hairspray, bobby pins, and a teasing comb.
Start by sectioning off the front section of your hair. Spray the roots with a liberal amount hairspray and tease. Back combing the hair will help you create tons of texture and volume. Once you’ve finished teasing, pull the section back, smoothing the hair at the front. Pin the section into place and lock it in with hairspray. The rest of your gorgeous locks can be pulled back into a retro-inspired updo or left loose and wavy…the choice is up to you!
For a bang style that is a little bit different, try straight across bangs with victory rolls. You’ll want your bangs to be blunt and lie flat against the forehead. To achieve the look, have your bangs cut just above the eyebrows. Then, use a small flat iron to keep them looking super sleek and straight. To compliment this rockabilly bang style, add on some dramatic victory rolls. They will make your look extra fun and flirty!
When it comes to rockabilly style, it’s all about the bangs. So, style your hair, grab a red lipstick, and make rockabilly bangs your signature look.