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Rockabilly Pin-up Hairstyles for Women How-Tos, Part 2

Updated on March 21, 2018
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New to the Rockabilly scene? Are you dying to learn how to do your hair in those hot retro Rockabilly Pin-up hairstyles? No problem! This is the second part to my Rockabilly Hairstyling instructional hubs, so make sure you check out the first one in case I missed your desired Rockabilly Hairstyling instructions.

In the first Rockabilly Hairstyle How-Tos, I showed the ladies in full detail how to cut their own Rockabilly Pin-up style bette bangs, how to do Rockabilly Pin-up victory rolls, and how to do Rockabilly Pin-up Finger Curls. In this Rockabilly Pin-up Hairstyle How-to hub, I will describe how to do the Rosie the Riveter hairstyle, how to do a faux page-boy hairstyle, and how to do a Rockabilly Pin-up pompadour hairstyle. I'll also include some wonderful Retro and Rockabilly Hairstyling Instructional books that are available for purchase on Amazon. Happy Rockabilly Pin-up Hairstyling, Ladies!

Rosie the Riveter Hairdo

Rosie the Riveter hairstyle is so easy to do...you pretty much tie a bandana around your hair and whalla!
Rosie the Riveter hairstyle is so easy to do...you pretty much tie a bandana around your hair and whalla! | Source

How To: Rosie the Riveter Rockabilly Hairstyle

The Rosie the Riveter hairstyle came about in the 1940s during World War II. Women had to enter the factories in order to keep the economy flowing while their men were at war in another country. In order to protect their hairstyles, they would wrap their hair up in a bandana.

Depending on your haircut and length, the quintessential Rockabilly Rosie the Riveter hairstyle can be done in a few different ways.

Note: If you have bettie bangs or bangs in general, you'll want to opt to leave them hanging out the front, obviously. If you don't have bangs or they are long enough to pull back, you might want to think about making them into a Pompadour first and then adding the bandana for your Rosie the Riveter look.

A good pre-look to consider is to pin-curl or simply use a curling iron to curl the entirety of your hair, or simply throw it up into a loose ponytail. The choice is yours, but if you're going for a more wild Rosie the Riveter look (like the girl in the picture), fly away curls could be extremely cute and Rockabilly cool.

Supplies Needed: Bandana, hairspray, comb, optional curling iron or hot rollers, bobby pins, pomade.

The headband bandana look:

1. You'll want to fold the bandana first. Fold the bandana in half and then into thirds, leaving the bandana to be about 5" wide.
2. For easy wrapping, ensure that the longest side is at the bottom of your head while wrapping.
3. Bring the ends to the front of your head, just above the bang-line or where your bangs would start. Tie them into a double-knot.

The Retro 50's Page Boy Hairstyle

How To: The Retro Faux Page Boy

What was the most popular hairstyle in the 50s? Definitely the Page Boy! A lot of women had their hair in shorter lengths, such as shoulder length, so that they were able to curl their hair under and into the popular page boy hairstyle. Today, Rockabilly pin-up ladies all over are trying to achieve the page boy hairstyle once again. Keep in mind that for a faux page boy hairstyle, the hair will need to be long enough to roll under one and a half times. Here is your how-to on the page boy and how to do a faux page boy without having to cut your hair:

Supplies Needed: large hot rollers, comb, haircomb bobby pins or clips, hairspray, pomade.

1. Roll the bottom of your hair horizontally in large hot rollers first (not too tight though). Let them set.
2. Lift up your hair and tease underneath of the last curl.
3. Comb the hair under at the back and on the sides to mimic the page boy style shown here. Hairspray it for hold.
4. Bobby pin, haircomb, or pin back the sides of the hair and assure that each side has a full, healthy curl under.
5. Smooth all fly aways down with pomade.

Rockabilly Pin-up Pompadour Hairstyle

Rockabilly Pin-up Pompadour Hairstyle How-to

The pompadour was made famous in the days of the Old Hollywood stars, specifically in the 1940s and has now made a glorious comeback among pin-up models and Rockabilly women alike. There are a couple different ways of doing a Pompadour, so try out the different ways and see what's easiest for you and which look suits your face best. Keep in mind that to pomp your bangs means that you'll need to have medium to longer bangs in order to do this look.

The Quick Pompadour

Supplies Needed: hairspray, pomade, bobby pins or clip

1. Gather your bangs into a section in front of your head using a rattail comb to get a good part.
2. Spray or use pomade to spray your bangs, smoothing the flyaways.
3. Pull them up and back towards the top of your head, and also twist them to one side or the other (you may need to try each side to see which way your hair will Pomp the best)
4. Once twisted, push the hair forward to create the Pompadour hairstyle.
5. Pin with bobby pins at the twist or simply use a smaller clip to keep the hair in place.
6. Spray the hell out of it!

More Involved Pompadour:

Supplies needed: small curling iron, rattail comb, single prong clips, styling comb, bobby pins, hairspray, pomade

1. The hair is curled in two sections. The hair for the front of the face is curled with a small curling iron towards the face and then clipped to keep the curl. The back section is curled downwards towards the nape of the neck.
2. Remove all clips and part the bangs into a triangular section above your forehead.
3. Tease this triangular section of hair for a fuller banged look.
4. Roll the bangs forward and pin under, and at the sides.
5. Then take another section behind the pinned bangs and pull it forward and over the already pinned section. Pin that roll/curl in place under.
6. Now take the sides of the last curl and spread them out to create the full pompadour hairstyle effect.
7. Spray the heck out of the pompadour and then work on combing out your curls in the rest or your hair or doing an up-do...the choice is yours.

© 2011 Kitty Fields

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    ElleBee 

    6 years ago

    I've never heard of the rockabilly scene, but I do love these hairstyles! I've been looking for good tutorials for vintage pin-up styles and updos, so hopefully this will help me! Thanks for sharing.

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    Ealair 

    6 years ago from Dover, NH

    Managed to do a little Pomp. I'm being super conservative, having never done one on myself before. The boyfriend thought it'd be cute if I tried it though. Let's hope he likes it!

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    Caroline Marie 

    6 years ago

    Great hub. Love this!

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    Les Trois Chenes - That's okay, you don't have to try them. :) Thanks!

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    Les Trois Chenes 

    7 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

    Fun hub but won't be attempting hair styles!!

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    caramellatte - Thanks!

    writer20 - Thanks so much..I was hoping for that. :)

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    Joyce Haragsim 

    7 years ago from Southern Nevada

    A great hub for younger people to enjoy.

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    caramellatte 

    7 years ago

    Cool hub!:)

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    Awww, thanks so much MonetteforJack!

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    MonetteforJack 

    7 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

    You did it again, this is cute Kittythedreamer! I enjoyed watching the video. Thanks!

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