Rock the Pompadour Fade with these Hairstyle Ideas

Tania Jen | 25 June 2016

This retro style is back and better than ever.

Want big hair and don’t care? Why not try the pompadour, the hottest new hair trend for men! This cool retro style was once popular in the ’50s and ’60s and is making a serious comeback as seen on everyone from business professionals to hipsters. Personified by its short hair on the sides, this look is polished and composed with the main focus of the hair being swept upward towards the top. With a comeback also comes tons of modern iterations as seen in the pompadour fade whose style is signified by shorter and more trimmed sides. This cleaner look gives off an edge that combines high and short hair all in one look. Read on to discover a few of our favorite options of the pompadour fade that are sure to fit in with your lifestyle and sense of style:

Pompadour Fade Hairstyle Ideas

pompadour fade ideas for men
Go for the pompadour for your next look.

1. Classic Pompadour

The classic pompadour has been worn by by rockstars and celebs that has an edge that’s flexible for work, play or your weekend adventure. Be sure to wash and condition your hair regularly with a 2-in-1 system like the Axe Phoenix 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner.

2. Pompadour Fade

The fade pompadour looks like the classic style, but the sides are shaved and the hair on the crown can be worn longer. It’s a bit more edgier, so it will fit someone with a less conservative career.

3. Hipster Pompadour

In recent years men have been getting pretty innovative with the pompadour. The modern version, is a lot like the classic style, except the back and the side hair gets trimmed lower and the top hair is swept angular and then upwards.

4. Side-parted pompadour

The side part pompadour is just the classic style with a side part in it. You can also try a “disconnect” pompadour, which is basically an actual part being cut into the side of the hair. Try the side part first, before actually getting it shaved.

There are many new pompadour looks you can try. If you’re willing to experiment with them, they can be just as alluring as the original. The choice is yours when it comes to cutting the style yourself or having your hairdresser do the work. You may want to have our stylist cut your pompadour at first and then maintain the style on your own.

Tools You’ll Need:

With the pompadour, you’re going to develop a deep bond with your blowdryer. The hair device will help create a perfectly coif at the top of your head. It will help add volume to your locks and using the condenser attachment will direct the flow of the heat from the dryer to give you better, precise results.

Purchasing a quality round brush will save you time and frustration when styling your pompadour. Pick the size of the barrel by the length of your hair. For longer hair, get a bigger barrel and a smaller barrel for shorter locks.

Hair Products to Use: 

Like any other major hairstyle products are important. A pomade like the Dove Men+Care Defining Pomade that can help you to define your style with a shiny finish. Hair gel like the Bed Head for Men Power Play Firm Finish Gel is also another useful product if you want to create a slicked hairstyle.

Good luck with your pompadour adventure and remember to keep a comb in your back pocket like a true ’60s stud to touch up your new do.

Are you ready to try the pompadour fade?