The Ins and Out of the Pompadour
Pompadour haircut is one of the most recognizable and timeless hair back styles – it can surprize, it can allure, it can disgust, or confuse… But there is one thing for sure: a men’s pompadour haircut will never leave anyone indifferent.
From eccentric regent hair and pompadour haircuts of Madame de Pompadour (the official chief mistress of Louis XV), this outstanding classic hairstyle has evolved through the 1950s pompadour experiments, scumbag boogie hair of America’s Golden Age, to 2020 extra volume hairstyles, rockabilly style variants, and new fresh elements.
However, the meaning and character of a men’s pompadour haircut are still the same – explore the world of mindblowing pompadour hair experiments, eye-catching pompadour hairstyle ideas for modern men, and some Elvis Presley-inspired vibe in this gallery.
Best Pompadour Hairstyles
A modern pompadour hairstyle has much more freedom, flexibility, and space for experiments compared to a classic pompadour haircut. The best pompadour men’s hairstyles vary in hair texture, hair length, height, differently faded sides, and other eye-catching details.
Short pompadours and long pompadour haircuts, low fade pompadour hairstyles and disconnected pompadour styling, parted pompadour haircuts and slicked back straight hair pompadour styles.
Best Pompadour Hairstyles
@_goodoldsoul_A modern pompadour hairstyle has much more freedom, flexibility, and space for experiments compared to a classic pompadour haircut. The best pompadour men’s hairstyles vary in hair texture, hair length, height, differently faded sides, and other eye-catching details. Short pompadours and long pompadour haircuts, low fade pompadour hairstyles and disconnected pompadour styling, parted pompadour haircuts and slicked back straight hair pompadour styles.
Asian Pompadour Hairstyle
@mikesr400Asian men’s hair is probably the most appropriate for a classic pompadour hairstyle. With such straight, smooth, and glossy hair, you don’t need to go short on the sides. Just create volume on top and add the slicked back sides with some styling product.
@_goodoldsoul_This iconic style has withstood the test of time traveling not only from Elvis Presley and James Dean style but even from king Louis XV. The best looks of David Beckham and Bruno Mars nowadays are just a bit updated modern version of that stylish appearance from the past.
Old School Pompadour Haircut@abis.haircuts Traditional pompadour haircut without texture, fade, or any twists will always be in trend. Medium hair on top, which is swept back gracefully without too much height is a win-win option for boys who appreciate the style.
Afro Pompadour Haircut
uk_g_thebarberLittle Richard would probably fall in love with this Afro pompadour hairstyle, this is a representative of thew pompadours generation - now, naturally curly hair is not equal to a complete mess. This short curly pompadour is neat and clean.
Long Pompadour@michelchicatto This is a new crazy update of the Yakuza pompadour for a true hipster. If you love huge volumes with different eccentric highlights, this giant pomp is definitely for you. The main challenge with this Vogue classic haircut for a picky man is to keep the proportions right so that the perfect pompadour doesn’t collide with the face shapes.
Pompadour with Beard@barber.josh.o.p.uk A clean-cut beard is always a great complement to a faded pompadour. Besides making a men’s pompadour haircut more personalized, this detail also adds some masculinity to the look, can correct the face shapes imbalances and help to adjust your hairstyle to your outfits.
Short Pompadour Haircut@_goodoldsoul_ Who says only a guy with long hair can have an impressive pompadour? This short pompadour style strategically uses hair gel to give the style extra shine and lift your shorter hair. It’s a mix of elegance, style, beauty, versatility, and masculinity in one package.
Mini Pompadour Haircut@_goodoldsoul_ As you already know, the pompadour style has been rocked and transformed a lot by fashion hunters. Now the pompadour is also a hairstyle for men with short hair. Such small pomp will look very clean and sleek, and it’s easy to maintain too.
Textured Pompadour Haircut@_nicoaguirreee Blowout pompadours just blow out the minds. Indeed, they may look more like a quiff or resemble a spiky undercut. Whatever, this swept upwards twist along with clean, neatly shaved sides and temples do make a fantastic combo. All you need is a blow dryer, a round brush, and some hair wax to turn your damp hair into this unique large pompadour.
Pompadour Fade@vireibarbeiro Finger combing is an undeservingly underestimated hairstyling technique, which can come in handy anytime. However, this high top doesn’t grab all the attention as the way the side fades down to bare skin does much more of the heavy lifting than you could expect! Remember: you’ll never go wrong with a good clean fade.
Pompadour with Hard Part
kasapis_makisThis super edgy, spiky pompadour is expertly blended with a hard side part and a contrast on the sides fading from scissor cut to a razor shave.
Side Part Pompadour Haircut
emanuelthebarberrThis cool, rock’n’roll-style pompadour features an outstanding side part, a neat thick pomp in the forehead area, and slicked to the side and back hair in the middle of the crown. Combined with a high fade touch, it’s young and bold.
Slick Back Pompadour Haircut
michaelmartinthebarberNo volume slicked back pompadour is the solution for thin hair. After having a shower, apply a pomade or a gel, comb the top hair back and blow dry it. Finish the style by sleeking it with a palm.
Pompadour with Aggressive Undercut
sarto_hair_fukuyamaFor a more relaxed pompadour, try this one. It is finger-combed, that’s why we can see these visible waves at the top of the head. This slightly disconnected pompadour undercut reminds a Japanese pompadour from anime and suits guys with straight and smooth hair a lot.
Messy Pompadour Haircut
gianredneckYou probably didn’t expect to see a curly pompadour on this list, but here it is! Besides being curly, textured, and messy, with a lot of volume, there is another outstanding feature here - the central part. It makes the locks curl towards the center of the head, thus, the style looks even more eccentric and unique.
Wavy Pompadour Haircut
hairstylingbylaraA wavy pompadour will look casual and usual. No fuss, no glamour, just a hairstyle that has become a classic since the Renaissance. By the way, a pomp is a cool option for men with an outstanding jawline.
Pompadour with Blonde Hair
atelierbysquaresalonHere is another full volume blonde option for guys who are going to win all the hearts at the party. This Mohawk-inspired pompadour is a perfect male weapon. All the heads will be turned, all the eyes will be caught - popularity is guaranteed if you ask for this amazing style in your favorite barbershop.
Modern Comb Over Pomp
johnkalaseeThis cool style harmoniously brings together a variety of contrasting elements: the juicy side-swept pompadour, the edgy side part, a disconnected fade, and a careless mustache with a beard. The combination works fantastic!
Loose Pompadour Haircut
mingmengmingAll you need to get this loose pompadour is a hairdryer and long natural curls. No tools, no styling products. Brushed up in front and a bit disconnected on top, this pompadour is elegantly lined with a razor all over the hairline area.
High Volume Pompadour Haircut
swiderski_p1This clean matte finish pompadour is one of the smartest and neatest styles in our gallery. You won’t achieve this full volume result on thin hair, so you’d better try this option on thick hair only. The drop fade highlights the pompadour even more and also makes more aristocratic border lines that connect the two levels of this style.
Modern Pompadour Haircut
le_moustachebarber10This modern pompadour with layers is a great choice for guys who wanna try something different and get a mind-blowing look. This fantastic pomp with amazing details proves that an updated hair style comeback can be a source of creativity and a way to show off your personality and uniqueness. Try a freestyle shaved design to set up your own rules.
High and Tight Pompadour Haircut
nathanbarbeiroHigh and tight slicked back pompadour is a very classic style with a rather traditional taper fade on the sides. Everything in this hairdo resembles a retro pompadour look, especially matched with old school full mustache.
_ad_barberThis is not a typical pomp style, it’s more like a faux hawk with a pompadour twist. With a pretty disconnected low fade and messy front, this hairstyle is copyright free for all hair types.
Pompadour Mid Fade
barberkiko17Lots of guys underestimate the possibilities of a pompadour style, thinking that it has plenty of limits, restrictions, and rules that don’t let this style to go beyond the classy smart looks borders. Apparently, pomp can rock, pomp can work with tattoos and aggressive beards, pomp can easily adjust to the lifestyle you have.
maik_barberrThis is not a classic pomp if talking about its shape, but if bearing the style in mind, this one is pure classics. The finish of this hairdo is done with palms, namely with fingers that brings these cool layers on top of a slick perfectionist’s pomp.
richiethebarberPompadours can be more extreme than mohawks - and this style is definite proof of it. This style will work with thick and textured hair, which can easily keep the shape. Make sure that your barber understands your wish 100%, show them this picture...and act!
byronsbarbershopdelftAnd, finally, the hairstyle for the pickiest hair adventurers, who are ready for crazy combinations and experiments. Super volume mixture of two most extraordinary styles - Mohawk and pompadour. Take that hairdo from the 1950 and make it up-to date and up-to-you. Enjoyed these hairstyles? Than you’re sure to enjoy Rockabilly Hairstyles.