Do the Slicked Back Pompadour Fade Hairstyle with David Guison

DIY a slicked-back pompadour fade hairstyle for a polished, sophisticated look.

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Slick back pompadour hairstyle tutorial with david guison



The pompadour fade is one of the most stylish hairstyles for men today. This unique hairstyle is characterized by the volume of hair in the front that gradually flattens out toward the back of the head. It was actually intended for women, but was popularized by a man–shout out to Elvis! It’s a true classic that never goes out of style, and can easily give you that polished, fashion-forward look.

In this step-by-step video tutorial, fashion blogger David Guison teaches guys how to do the modern slicked-back pompadour fade hairstyle. If you’re a hairstyling newbie with skill level zero, don’t worry, it’s pretty easy to do. And it would only take a minute or two to achieve this look. You’ll be done and ready before you know it. So channel Mr. Presley and get ready to rock (and roll) that pompadour hair.

How to Do the Slicked-Back Pompadour Fade Hairstyle



Wax on

Apply just the right amount of waxing gel on your hair: enough to cover all of your strands, but not too much that it makes your hair look super greasy. Then, comb your hair back with your fingers, making sure the product is evenly applied on your strands.

David Guison putting wax on his hair

Comb it

Pick up a fine-tooth comb and use it to smoothen the strands out. Make sure you comb your locks from the top right to the ends.

Man combing her short hair

Lock it in place

When you’re happy with how your pompadour hairstyle looks and everything is in place, spray your hair with a bit of hairspray to secure the hairstyle.

Man spraying hairspray on his short hair




Do one last mirror check to see if there’s anything out of place. The pomp is supposed to be neat and polished, so there can’t be rogue strand anywhere on your head.

David Guison with a slicked back pompadour fade hairstyle

And that’s it! You’re ready to show off that modern Elvis Presley hair!