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Rockabilly Hairstyles

Updated on February 7, 2017

The Rockabilly Hairstyle

Rockabilly Hairstyles are making a come back!

For women it was a layered haircut medium to long in length that could be done in many sleek looks. A woman's Rockabilly hairstyle might have a smooth bang and the hair is really shiny.

This women's look can also be referred to as a pin up hairstyle.

A man's Rockabilly hairstyle was long on the top and short in the back. The top was usually made into what is called a Pompadour. Poofed on the top and slicked back.

Rockabilly Hairstyle Looks For Women

Get ideas for the classic pinup look!

There are plenty of different Rockabilly hairstyle looks for women to choose from. If you want to stand out from the rest, you can have the Bad Girl look called "Psychobilly Hairstyles" and have jet black hair color with manic panic vampire red. Then there is the classic Bettie Page look with bangs that is very popular.

To get the classic pin up Bettie Page look, you need the length of your hair to be long and flowing but not too long.

To style the hair you will need to apply a styling gel or cream in your hair first before you start your styling.

Apply the styling cream to your hair and let dry naturally if it is wavy. If it is not wavy, then use a large barrel curling iron and make waves with it not ringlet curls.

Re-apply the cream to your dry hair to tame frizz. For the bangs you can either have your bangs cut short or you can roll them like they appear short. There is a video tutorial on how to do this below. And, most important... Always have plenty of hair spray!

Vintage Hair Accessories - Finish your look with some beautiful vintage accessories

Accessories for your Rockabilly Hairstyle are very important. To get that finished look to your style, you will need to add a beautiful flower or a rhinestone barrette.

The Forties Pin Up Girl Style

A very sexy pin up style. Make sure you use your hair accessory when styling!
A very sexy pin up style. Make sure you use your hair accessory when styling!

The Pin Up Hairstyle Look

I love this look! The pin up hairstyle look is so hot right now. It's sexy and very feminine. And, its not as hard to do as it looks.

When you wear these pin up hairstyles everyone will ask you who did your hair and you can proudly say you did it yourself so scroll down to take a look at some of these great "How To Pin Up Hairstyles Up" tutorial videos I have provided.

Rockabilly Pinup Hairstyle Tutorial

Psychobilly Hairstyle Look

Bettie Page - The original Pin up girl!

The Bettie Page Pin Up Style

This is the classic Bettie Page look that can be easily done and is very popular style for the pinup look today.

Bettie Page Bang Tutorials

Here are two really great Bettie Page bang tutorials for you to watch so you can get your own Bettie Page bangs. One video shows how to cut them and one shows you how to make them without having to cut bangs. Really cool!

Awesome Pinup Hairstyle Tutorial - Shows you how to do Victory Rolls.

Pin Up Hairstyle For Short Hair

Victory Rolls

Victory rolls were popular in the forties and have made a huge comeback in today's styles!


Men's Rockabilly Hairstyles

Men can have a really cool Rockabilly hairstyle look too! The most popular Rockabilly hair styles for men are the Pompadour and the Greaser look!

Some great examples are Elivs and James Dean! Take a look at some of these great photos.

Wow! Elvis was such a hottie back in the day, wasn't he? Elvis is showing his Greaser Hairstyle in this photo.

The Pompadour Rockabilly Hair Style

James Dean Rockabilly Hair Style


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    • teelover profile image

      teelover 3 years ago

      Love James Dean hairstyle ;)

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      SimonJay 4 years ago

      Its crazy how alot of style and fashion comes back and forth which makes me think people may aswell dress how they see fit, haha no wait that maybe actually a bad idea well whatever your tastes i like the Psychobilly Hairstyle.

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      BlowDryBar 4 years ago

      I love the rockabilly look! Such cute well coiffed hair!

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      burntchestnut 5 years ago

      Great lens. I love the subject.

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      creativeslush 5 years ago from Buckinghamshire, UK

      Great article! Love it! stock some rockabilly clothing and write about related things if you are interested. Definitely going to share this article!

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      BattyBeelz 5 years ago

      love it

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      oiloflife 5 years ago

      I find much useful information here. ! many many thanks for sharing. Great lens !

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      Squidtastic! thanks for including a short hair design:)

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      Violetta LM 5 years ago

      I liked this lens. It's a period of time that I remember and enjoyed.

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      MJistheBOMB 5 years ago

      I LOVE Rockabilly hair styles and fashion. I wear both when ever possible :-).

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Rockabilly.. GREAT HAIR STYLES. My favorite!

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      AG 1984 5 years ago

      Great lens!!

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      CottageHomestead 5 years ago

      I love doing Victory Rolls in my hair! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh Boy ! I can sure remember a lot of these hair styles. Great lens it brought back some great memories too.

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      enjoyecigs 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! I am a *huge* fan of vintage beauty!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I like watching the video tutorials on how to create rockabilly hairstyles they are so cool.

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      betsuzlap 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Lemke, The best way for you to explain to your barber the "new age pompadour" is to get a picture of the style, print it out and take it to him/her and show them what you want. And, if you can find a picture with different angles of the cut that would be even better. This way they can really understand exactly what you have in mind.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I need to explain to my barber how to cut my hair properly for the new age pompadour- with the sides shaved...where can i find this?

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      seosmm 6 years ago

      Great info. Very nice lens!

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      greenlungsofpoland 6 years ago

      Cool lens great pictures

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      DeterminedDolphin 6 years ago

      I love it, I especially find ladies' Rockabilly hairstyles to be very sexy.

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      ananimoss2 6 years ago

      Loved the styles!!!

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      KiwiSanet 6 years ago

      I usually cut my own fringe in between haircuts. The Bettie Page bang will be quite a change for me, but I like it. I will discuss the technique I saw in the clip with my stylist when I go for a professional haircut again.

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      Runnn 6 years ago

      Very classis hairstyle. Nice lens.

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      cr00059n 6 years ago

      So artistic. Good article!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Cool hair styles :)

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      Logemon1 6 years ago

      cool lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      tough and sexy, what's not to like!

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      victorianpassage 6 years ago

      Neat lens! Thanks!

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      termit_bronx 6 years ago

      Cool! Awesome hair styles! :)

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      DianaJillian 6 years ago

      This is an awesome post. I love these kinds of hairstyles.

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      Jeannieinabottl1 6 years ago

      Great lens! I love the rockabilly look, especially on a man.

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      timeforheroes 6 years ago

      Love this! So trying the victory rolls hairstyle.