Pompadour- The New Cool In Men’s Hairstyle


Pompadour happens to be the trendiest of all kinds of men hairstyles. When it comes to wear a sturdy look along with having a hot makeover, Pompadour is an unmatched choice. A perfect pompadour and a rugged beard, one is ready to hit the road. Women will definitely go gaga over the look.

‘Pompadour’ is coined from Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV. Pompadour is originally a female haircut popular till the early 1900’s and was even termed as Gibson Girl style back then. When rock god Elvis Presley went for it in 1950, it was launched as men’s hairstyle and men around the world started adapting it soon. The style can be categorized into three types; the vintage look, the modern look and the lately prevailing ‘Fade’ Pompadour.


Businessmen or the ones opting for a cool yet refined look should go for the antique Pompadour. The longer hair swept side ward, mellows the theatric approach which keeps up with the short beard. To keep it classic yet restrained, one is not to clip his upper hair higher than the crown. A round faced person or one with chubby cheeks must never go for it lest it will be a fashion disaster. Celebs like James Franco and Bruno mars sport it and their oh-so dashing appearance can do the talking for how much the classic Pompadour is in vogue.

Experiments and innovativeness of hairstylists gave birth to the modern Pompadour. The side and the back hair are trimmed to grade one whereas the middle hair is angularly swept upwards. A bolder trend is to shave up to the crown. The look is a wonderful merge of undercut and the vintage and unlike vintage, it suits round faced people removing the width of the face making it look less wide. David Beckham’s completely drool worthy look makes the style a craze.

The ‘Fade’ is the modified production of the modern Pompadour and skin fade. The fade is where side and back of the head goes as bald as almost revealing the skin. This style follows the middle hair being swept upward along the top. Based on the length of the hair one can choose undercut, slick back or duck tail etcetera. It is an expensive style following constant care of drying the hair with a towel, using pomade, blow drying, brushing the hair at a 60 degree upward, applying a hairspray from a 10 inch distance respectively.


Different kinds of Pompadour include the disconnected type, the psychobilly type, rockabilly type, side parted, duck tail and the tight taper type. Avoiding franchises, choosing a barber with positive online reviews, preferably one with an Instagram account, selecting Woody’s pomade and Murray’s pomade for thin and thick hair respectively and opting for the style that will compliment one’s face are some of the basic rules one should follow before getting a Pompadour.

Pompadour makes way for a handsome and charming look which makes it the top choice of million men around the globe.

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