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 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.
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.