About Rockabilly Clothing
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First off, the purpose of the
At first, Rockabilly Hairstyles was just going to
show how to create 1940s styles. This site still
the site now has 100 other articles and pictures about rockabilly, from
one extreme to the other. From punk clothing to psychobilly
music, to opinion pieces. This is all just my take on rockabilly, but I
hope you like it - feel free to look around!
How To Create Women's Rockabilly
To get a rockabilly
hairstyle, first, you have to get the right haircut.
Sorry, without the right haircut, you can't really get the right
hairstyles (sorry!) The good news: There is only one basic
way to do the haircut in the 1940s, as the rest are just
variations on the theme (3" long instead of 4" long, much longer in the
back, etc.) You have to be a pretty committed rockabilly
chick to do this, but then the hairstyles will look great!
Next, rockabilly hairstyles
need to be curled.
There is only one way hair was kept in the 40's - curly. If
it wasn't naturally curly, you permed it or curled it.
Next, style it, both front and back!
Two exceptions to this basic
If you have short hair, you'll
modify it a little, and this page will show you how
If you are looking for the Bettie Page look,
here's how to do that.
The rockabilly hairstyles for Men
Men's hairstyles were a lot easier than the woman's back in
the 1940s. Whether the men were greasers or 1950s business
types, they all had modifications on a couple themes. We'll
be focusing on rockabilly, of course, but you'll see how those exact
styles eventually influenced punk and psychobilly.