101 The Pompadour Hairstyle 2020 [Long Hairstyle, Female Hairstyle]

The Pompadour Hairstyle 2020: This hairstyle is named after Madame de Pompadour, one of King Louis XV’s lovers. The basic idea is hair swept upwards and back from the forehead and raised high.

This was initially brought around as a woman’s hairstyle but over the decade it has turned into something sported by both men and women.

The Pompadour Hairstyle 2019

The Pompadour Hairstyle 2020

Hair Length – The pompadour is a short-to-medium length haircut. This can be done on long length hair but is not advised. The Pompadour is best suited for short haired and diamond-shaped faces.

Hair health – The pompadour required decent hair health. The use of pomade is the most common way to style this cut and hence low density or very fine hair are sometimes problematic. In women, this is done by teasing the hair or backcombing so it is advised that this be reserved for special occasions only.

The cut – The cut of the pompadour is pretty straightforward for men. The hair at the top is left considerably longer than those at the side. This is generally achieved by doing an undercut or a high fade. In women, the hair at the top is left medium with the hair at the sides cut from medium to short or allowing the locks to hang free. In the earlier times, women would pin their hair to the back of the head to achieve the complete pompadour.

How to – The basic pompadour is generally achieved with a simple comb and pomade or wax. The pomade is generally used to create hold in the hair. This is a height-based style so the smoothening effect of the pomade can be compromised for the hold. All you need to do is tease the hair at the front to create height after applying the pomade and gently roll it toward the back to create a smooth finish.

The faux hawk pompadour – The faux hawk is a relatively new style to be combined with the pompadour. The hair is cut like in the Mohawk, clean at the sides, but unlike the messy appearance, the pompadour is formed all the way from front to the back, giving the Mohawk a very clean and smooth appearance.

The side pompadour – This is a variant of the pompadour in which the hair is formed from one side of the head to the other, i.e. starting from the front left leading toward the right on the back. This forms like a slanted appearance and amplifies the dramatic effect of the hair.

Facial hair combinations – The pompadour is generally accompanied with the clean-shaven look, but in the recent decade it was a full beard has picked up the pace with the pompadour. You can style it with a goatee or a chinstrap.

Celebrities – This has been a very popular hairstyle with celebrities over the decades. Elvis Presley was one of the first guys who wore it on stage. In recent years, James Franco and Miley Cyrus have been seen sporting the style.

Recent trends for the modern pompadour:

Gone are the days of greasy hair and combed locks – they’ve been replaced by a messier, finger-combed styling that is complimented by natural matte finish.  While the modern pompadour still stays true to its rebellious roots, it has certainly become more palatable for the average person who wants a stylish, yet bold look.

It is flexible hairstyle which can be used anywhere like  morning office, a night on the town, or when you want o walk down the garden also.

The modern pompadour starts with an undercut, where the hair is is long on top with a short fade on the sides and back.

In this style, you need to create the high volume of the hair from the front side and organized it in style with messy way that means it is effort less style.

Mainly is denoted swept up-and-back style in which there is the hair is nearly about 6-8 inches on top side.

The hair on the sides are clipped close to the skin while hair on top are long presenting a disconnect between hair on the sides and top

How do I style a classic pompadour hairstyle?

There is lot to variety to style this pompadour hairstyle. But here you will the basic information about pompadour hairstyle from American Crew which I learned just a few weeks ago:

  1. First step is to apply a firm hold alcohol-free gel, a good-sized dollop, to the hair.
  2. Use a vent brush and blow dry the hair back until the hair is 100% dry.
  3. Once the hair is dry, you can use a multitude of products to give you the finish you desire whether it be pomade, paste, crème.
  4. For this particular style, I learned with American Crew that they recommend using their Alternator to set and add finesse to the style.
  5. Try using different products to the blow-dried hair to see the different looks you can achieve.

Skin Fade Pompadour:

Like the name suggests the sides and back are cropped very close to the skin, whereas the hair on top are longer in length. This helps to set a distinguishing line between the top and the sides. You can side part it either to the left or right.

Classic Pompadour:

If you are someone who wants to look awesome everyday and have the time to put that much effort then this is certainly for you

This vintage style never goes out of fashion and blends well with the long face shape. Classic look features a tapered style, but you should be careful not to let your side be too short as it won’t balance out with the long hair that way.

Shaggy Pompadour:

If you are looking for a medium length hairstyle this one is good to go. You need to sweep all hair to the sides in messy and kept them short in ruffled manner. It balances the length top hairs. This one is really head turner style which gives an amazing look in this year.


The pompadour has been around for more than a century and is one of the chicest styles out there. The pompadour is a very professional friendly style that does not require a lot of prep. This can be done by yourself. Consult your barber to find out what suits you the best.