Update your pompadour hairstyle with these modern versions

Lystra | 01 September 2017
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Tired of the same ‘ol look? Here are different ways to style your pompadour hairstyle.

Oh, the pompadour hairstyle–an iconic cut reminiscent of the slick 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 amongst men (and women too!)

So if you’re looking to update your look, here are five ways to style your pomp!

Update your pompadour hairstyle

man with undercut pompadour hairstyle
Undercut pompadour. Credit: Dvora.

Undercut pompadour

If your face is round, this pompadour will work for you. The height of the hair and the trimmed sides will will give the illusion of a longer, slimmer face.

side part pompadour hairstyle
Side part pompadour. Credit: Shutterstock.

Side part pompadour

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.

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model with wet look quiff pompadour hairstyle
Quiff pompadour. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Modern quiff 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. To keep the style in place all day, give it a good mist of TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray.

blonde man with wet look pompadour hairstyle
Wet looks pompadour. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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, such as the TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops.

man with brown hair with razor fade pompadour hairstyle
Pompadour hairstyle with razor fade. Credit: Instagram, @baldmonkey_barbershop.

Razor Faded Pompadour

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 razor faded undercut, with a distinct clean-line for your part. Then, just slick your hair back and rock that pomp!

So what’s your favorite way to style the pompadour hairstyle?