21st century rock ‘n’ roll.
The rockabilly lets long-haired guys get into undercut game: why should short and mid-length styles have all the fun? Plus, this'll make you look like someone's big, bad older brother: who doesn't want that?
As well as from the 50s rock 'n' roll era, inspiration for this vintage style comes from the classic long-on-top, short-sided mohawk. A hint of the iconic pompadour hairstyle also comes into play here with the rockabilly's high quiff at the front.
Use the extreme differences – long on top, short underneath and on the side – to get everyone else’s (duller) heads turning.
How it began
Rockabilly hair is a classic cut that first showed up on 50s rock ‘n’ roll stars, and rockabilly-style music is one of the earliest forms of rock. Think Bluegrass with more hip swinging.
Long on top and swept to the side: this is a real rocker's hairdo. Lift the front as high as possible for that proper vintage look.
Kieron Webb - The London Barber
Learn the fundamentals
Start with completely dry hair. Even slightly damp hair won’t do.
Rub a quarter-sized amount of Axe Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade in your palms.
Rake your hands through your hair. Rake through the opposite side of your parting.
Smooth the back and sides. Sweep the long top in the direction you want it.
Comb the top of your hair into shape. Keep the sides smooth and the top slick.