Music lovers go as far as wearing the hairstyle that reflects their genre even on their wedding day. With today’s modern and flexible trends, it would be easy to spot a bride walking down the aisle with bizarre but elegant looking hairstyle. Some may have bold-colored (like pink) pixie hair, teased high ballerina ponytails or dishevelled up dos. Classic music fans are not spared from this hype. In fact, a lot of brides nowadays get married wearing the rockabilly hairstyle.
“Rockabilly” is used to define the early rock and roll country that reigned in the 1940s and 50s. The word is presently used to refer to the subculture that adopts the vintage style of the musicians, from outfits to hairstyles. The look is often associated with swing dancing and any other vintage stuff.
Experts suggest that the rockabilly hairstyle exudes fun and adventurism. Bettie Page popularized a staple look of the rockabilly fans, but brides can experiment with the hairstyles. There are, after all, different ways in which they can achieve this look.
Note that this hairstyle would look best on brides with shoulder length hair and blunt cut bangs that extend across the forehead. The hairdo is characterized by a dominant partition of the hair at the center that goes well with soft waves framing the face. Everything is curled, except for the bangs that is kept straight and smooth, and falls down to the middle of the forehead.
Brides who are planning to don this look should visit the salon and have their hair cut into layers that are about 4 inches long around the head, except for the sections in front of the ear. This part of the hair should be layered with three inches. Hair at the back should remain about 10 inches long. If you’re scared to have your hair cut, you can keep a mid-length hair though fixing it requires extra effort.
To create a rockabilly hairdo, start by sectioning the hair and setting each with large rollers. Applying mousse or setting lotion can make the curls more long lasting. Hot rollers are ideal to be used, though regular foam rollers can be used on towel-dried hair.
After the hair dried out completely (or the hot rollers cool) gently remove the rollers. Use a round brush to comb the hair from the inside to add more volume. The proper way of doing it is to hold up a section of the hair and insert the teeth of the comb from halfway down. Gently comb it back towards the scalp to make more poufs.
Get the hair from the front and create a roll. Use your fingers or brush handle to further tuck the ends of the hair inside. Remember that fly-aways don’t have room in this kind of hairstyle. To keep the hair in place, use bobby pins in keeping the ends of the hair tucked inward. Just make sure the pins aren’t visible.
Hair from the side and back of the head can be styles according to the preference of the brides. Rolls and loose curls will work to create an elegant look. Some women choose to wear their mid-forehead length bangs down rather than pinning it. Brides may experiment with the variations of the rockabilly hairstyle, taking into the consideration the shapes of their faces and style of the gown.
Generally though, rockabilly hairdos have height and volume at the top with the longest hair at the nape. The hair should be softly curled, with the loose curls cascading down the neck.