The pompadour hairstyle is an iconic cut reminiscent of the slicked-backed hair of Elvis Presley. Fast forward to today and the classic pompadour now typically features short sides and worn with the top of the hair swept upwards, slicked-back with either gel or wax.
A go-to hairstyle seen on fashion runways all over the world, the pompadour has since evolved into various forms, making it one of the most requested hairstyles among men (and women too!)
If you’re looking to update your look, here are various ways to style your pomp!
Different Ways to Wear a Pompadour
1. Undercut Pompadour
If your face is round, this pompadour will work for you. The height of the hair and the trimmed sides will give the illusion of a longer, slimmer face.
Editor’s tip: Whatever hairstyle you are creating, always start with clean hair. Use Dove Men + Care Refreshing Clean Shampoo to get rid of dirt and grease from your hair and scalp while giving you that presko feel.
2. Voluminous Pompadour
The height and volume make this hairstyle a head-turner. It’s an ideal hairstyle to go with your suit and tie for a smart and dapper look.
Editor’s tip: Nail your pompadour hairstyle by using Axe Ice Chill Pomade. It gives your hair a firm hold that makes your hairstyle last all day. It also adds shine for that slick look.
3. Pompadour with Side Part
A good side-part pompadour has clean lines at the part and a structured wave atop your head. However, this pompadour requires frequent maintenance. So have your barber on speed dial so you can have him clean up the lines as your hair grows out.
Editor’s tip: keep your style looking and feeling fresh all day by washing your hair with Clear Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men. It’s formulated with Bio-Nutrium 10 which activates the scalp’s natural protective layer and keeps your hair cool for unstoppable freshness.
4. Pompadour with Taper Fade Haircut
For something cool but without the intimidating fashion runway take on the pompadour cut, opt for this gentleman’s take on the style. Have your barber give you a taper faded undercut, with a distinct clean-line for your part. Then, just slick your hair back and rock that pomp!
5. Pompadour with Regular Fade
A regular fade involves shorter hair length, so if you want cleaner sides to go with your pompadour, this is the ‘do for you. The cleanly buzzed sides also help draw attention to your pompadour so make sure it is well-styled.
6. Pompadour with Hard Part
A hard part is a clean line that is made by shaving a small portion of your hair. It updates a pompadour hairstyle while making it edgy, too.
7. Casual Pompadour
You can also wear the pompadour hairstyle on dressed-down days and weekends. To make it look more casual, keep your pompadour a bit lower than usual and distribute the volume to the sides with the help of a round brush and blow-dryer. Finish with wax or pomade to seal the look.
Editor’s tip: Use VO5 Styling Wax to create a casual pompadour. It gives you maximum control over your hair without leaving a stiff and crunchy residue.
8. Reverse Pompadour
If you’re all about that edge and standing out from the crowd, then this modern take on the pompadour may be right up your alley. Instead of slicking the hair up and back, it’s pushed forward and finished off in a wet-look style.
9. Wet Look Pompadour
For that fresh-out-of-the-shower look, give the wet look pompadour a try. To get this textured-yet-wet style, mix wax with a drop of glossy serum.
So, how do you like to rock the pompadour hairstyle? With these looks, you’ll never run out of ideas.