One of the staples of a Rockabilly girl’s look is undoubtedly the hair bandana. There are a lot of variations of the bandana hairstyle, but I have had a request for a tutorial on how to do this look. (If anyone else has a request, you can send me a message via Facebook or send me an email.)
This style is commonly known as the Rosie the Riveter look, because of it’s similarity to the iconic Rosie from the WWII US propaganda posters. There are many different techniques to use to achieve a Rosie look, but I am going to share with you the technique I use most often.
Step 1: Pull your bangs (or the front part of your hair, if you don’t have bangs) up and spray. Next, pull your bangs back, twist, and push forward. Pin with bobby pins.
Step 2: Curl your hair. I tend to curl toward the back (roll the curling iron away from your face), but the direction is not prudent to the look, so do what you want.
Step 3: Once your hair is curled, pull it into a high pony tail.
If, like me, you have short bangs, you may need to pin back the shorter pieces of bang that were not long enough to fit into the pomp or the curl. Do this after pulling your hair into a pony tail, so that you can pin it in the right direction. Because I am pinning just a small bit of hair, I use mini bobby pins.
Step 4: Fold your bandana. Start by folding it in half diagonally. Fold the pointed side inward, and continue to fold to desired width.
Step 5: Tie the bandana just behind your pomp. You can tie it at the center, or I prefer to tie it slightly off-centered. Pin it just above your ear in a criss-cross pattern.
That’s it, you’re done! Now go out and rock that Rockabilly look!