Rocking out with Rockabilly style
- Designer Carolina Herrera is partial to the retro style. The crown hair roll is very popular right now
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Hair rolls at the neckline, on the crown of the head or along the sides have been generating new hype, thanks to some retro styling celebrities. Hair rolls give every hairstyle a unique look, which sets that person apart from the crowd. You may be wondering how to create these unique rolls and keep them from unravelling. Not to worry, we're here to show you how!
The hair roll stands out among all vintage hairstyles, dating back to the very fashionable years that were the 1940s. Once again, designers, stars, and celebrities are embracing this unique hairstyle to stay on trend.
Have a look at Carolina Herrera’s stylish hair roll (see the photo above) and in our step-by-step instructions we will show you exactly how these artful hair rolls are done.
How to Create Hair Rolls
1. Apply a tennis ball-sized amount of styling mousse to your hair. The hair should feel slightly moist. This will make styling the hairstyle a lot easier.
2. First, make a centre or side parting and then divide your hair into three sections, parting the hair behind your ears. Gather the hair in the back in a ponytail to keep it out of the way.
3. Apply hairspray to the front portion of your hair and slightly tease the top strands of hair for extra volume.
4. Take a strand of hair and gently pull it straight up. Now roll the strand of hair around your index finger. Use a foam roller instead of your finger if you want to create a wider roll. Roll about half the length of hair before pulling out the finger or foam roller. Now finish rolling up the strand of hair.
5. Secure the hair roll with hair grips and repeat the process with the remaining strands of hair in the front of your head. Use a generous helping of hairspray to make sure that the rolls keep their shape.
6. Finally, release the hair in the ponytail and allow it to hang down, create an updo or create more hair rolls in the back of your head.
Of course, your make-up should match this retro style! Red lips and accurately drawn eyeliner are the two perfect choices.
Check out some beautiful retro hairstyles in our photo gallery below or watch our video with Armin Morbach who shows step by step how to create a rockabilly hairstyle.
Video: How to Create a Rockabilly Hairstyle