The Pompadour – A Definitive Guide

Here's how to get you started on styling your hair with a pompadour:

The pompadour hairstyle continues to be the hairstyle of choice of men today because of the quick and easy way you can get an elegant and stylish look on your hair. In case you’re wondering about the name, it is named after Madame de Pompadour, who wore the same kind of hairstyle.

In the 18th century, this hairstyle was worn by fashionable women only. The hair is brushed away from the face and is worn high above the forehead.

In the 1950’s, the men started wearing the pompadour, about the same time with the emergence of rock and roll. Elvis Presley wore this iconic hairstyle, and it continues to be one of the most loved hairstyles ever.

Thanks to the rockabilly and hipster trend, the pompadour is enjoying a huge popularity among the young crowd and the not so young crowd. Read on to find out more about this very popular hairstyle, and how else you can style a pompadour.

Pompadour Hairstyle # 1

pompadour-hairstyle (1)

The pompadour is meant to be worn shiny and tall, and slick and dramatic. Just like this hairstyle. To truly make the pompadour look kickass and flawless, wear it with a fade haircut. The short sides and long top will make the pompadour stand out.

Depending on how tall or how glossy you want the pompadour to be, you can apply pomade as needed. A pompadour that looks like this requires a substantial amount of pomade, plus combing with a fine-toothed comb, and brushing with a volume brush.

But not all pompadours have to look as slick and shiny as this. There are also less dramatic pompadour hairstyles that can be worn on a daily basis.

READ NEXT:  3 Unusual Ways to Style a Quiff Haircut

Pompadour Hairstyle # 2

pompadour-hairstyle (2)

This is an example of a less dramatic but still very stylish pompadour. It’s also less shiny and stiff, and looks more natural and soft. It makes you want to run your fingers through it, don’t you think?

It’s a pompadour hairstyle on a regular haircut, but you’ll notice that the hair is also short at the sides and at the back. The top hair is long, thick, and full, which makes styling this tall and thick pompadour quick and easy.

There’s no shiny or greasy finish, because there’s not a lot of hairstyling products that were applied on it. It’s the perfect pompadour hairstyle for guys who like the tall hair but not the uber shiny hair.

Pompadour Hairstyle # 3

pompadour-hairstyle (3)

Pompadours are not strictly for straight or wavy hair only. They can also work perfectly on thick and curly hair. Bruno Mars has found a way to create a pompadour that’s uniquely his own by brushing up all of his hair and creating a nice and tall pompadour. It looks unique and eye catching, and something that’s really Bruno Mars.

More than the style and the height, you must also take into consideration your own tastes and your personality when choosing a pompadour style. Go with a style that best fits your personality, your activities, and your lifestyle.

Pompadour Hairstyle # 4

pompadour-hairstyle (4)

If you truly want something that will stand out from the crowd, you can always get a pompadour hairstyle that looks something like this. It’s very stylized and cinematic, and will definitely photograph well.(Will be awesome as a Facebook profile photo!)Not to mention you’ll be the only one with such a kickass pompadour, complete with the curly quiff.

READ NEXT:  Bun Hairstyles for Men that Actually Look Good

However, this can prove to be too fancy for real life. It’s better to save this kind of pompadour for the really special occasions. Like a theme wedding. Or a costume party. Or a rockabilly themed office party. You will definitely get the look down pat.

Pompadour Hairstyle # 5

pompadour-hairstyle (5)

A pompadour may look like a lot of work, but if you have the right kind of haircut, you can wear a great pompadour in just minutes. The most important thing that you must have in order to create a pompadour is long hair at the top, and short hair at the sides.

As you can see with this pompadour, it’s tall and thick and shiny. You can’t achieve the same look on short top hair. The hair at sides are also smooth and polished, which gives the pompadour a nice and flattering shape.

Pompadour Hairstyle # 6

pompadour-hairstyle (6)

A pompadour hairstyle need not be polished and neat all the time. Sometimes it can also be a little bit messy. The shine and the smoothness will still be there, but there will also be a few strands of hair that will break free from the hold. We like that. We like how a slightly messy pompadour looks, and it just made this pompadour all the more appealing and exciting.

If you have fine hair, don’t put too much pomade or hairstyling wax. This can make the hair look weighed down and stringy, which is not what a pompadour should look like.

As much as possible, a pompadour should look clean, fresh, and soft. It should look like you didn’t put on any hairstyling product at all.

READ NEXT:  5 Mens Curly Hairstyles that are too Cool for School

Pompadour Hairstyle # 7

pompadour-hairstyle (7)

A pompadour can be your go-to hairstyle if you need something elegant and sophisticated, or formal and mature, or hip and trendy. You can wear it to school or to the office. You can wear it to fancy parties, company events, or charity fundraisers. It can even be worn to romantic dates with the honey, and even to Sunday baseball with the bros.

Pompadours work well with most hair textures and face shapes. If you’re a guy who has thinning hair or a receding hairline, a pompadour will work just as nicely. It’s a fun and fashionable way to change your look and your hair. What’s more, it only takes a few minutes to style. Just apply some pomade, comb and style, and you’re ready to go!

Pick a pompadour style that not only will look flattering but will also suit your lifestyle and reflect your personality.

Medium Hairstyles