Steampunk Hair Styles. (great read at squidoo.com) What is a steampunk hairstyle? Since Steampunk is essentially all about a made-up era that never was, it's difficult to say what an appropriate steampunk hairdo is. Really, steampunk is all about imagination so there are many possibilities. You can go with a 1900s pompadour, a 1920s finger wave, or a timeless mane of silky ringlets.