Both men and women sport Rockabilly hairstyles. Rockabilly hairstyles are all about rolls and curls. The first thing to do is get a proper, layered haircut based on the Rockabilly hairstyle you wish to emulate. It is preferable to go to a proper hair salon and get this done.
When it comes to men, they tend to keep the sides short, the back a little longer and the front long enough for the “pompadour” (like Elvis Presley), others keep the hair on top short, and use gel and pomade to create a spiky look. Some of them even sport hair dye, streaks and highlights. Other Rockabilly hairstyles for men include hairstyles inspired by Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, etc.
Women have to do a lot more with their hair to emulate Rockabilly hairstyles. Most hairstyles require hair to be either short or medium length, but long hair can also be styled to attain the Rockabilly look. There are various Rockabilly hairstyles for women.
Many women choose to emulate the Betty Paige look, with blunt hair, bangs and soft waves. Some of the things required to create Rockabilly hairstyles include, curlers, bobby pins and hairpins, curling irons, bows, barrettes, etc.
After getting a layered haircut from the salon, hair should be washed and then set in curls. If you already have naturally curly hair, you will find it easy to attain a Rockabilly look and can skip using curlers. Depending on the hairstyle, you chose you might need to create a sort of roll in front. This can be done using curling irons and bobby pins.
The back and sides of the hair are also curled if required and then brushed. Pincurls (tight curls) are mostly used for the back of the hair. Loose curls can also be used for a polished look. Keep in mind that Rockabilly hairstyles mostly involve curls and wavy, layered hair.
Rockabilly hairstyles can be worn up or down. For an upswept pony, simply create a roll in front, and then sweep your hair back into a high ponytail with perhaps a few curls to finish the look. Hair clips, bows and barrettes help complete the look.