MODERN TAKE. MODEL LOOK.
Originally named after King Louis XV’s mistress, the Pompadour hairstyle was made famous by a very different King in the 1950s. A present-day red carpet favourite, it’s still a symbol of rugged rebellion.
More flexible than you’d think, the modern pompadour can suit most face types and gives you the chance to experiment with length. The edges stay tapered and tight, while up top it's all about volume and length. Wear yours polished, wild or however you like; but always with attitude. A strong look if you’ve got a beard or like to go a few days without a shave.
HOW IT BEGAN
Named after Madame de Pompadour, King Louis XV’s mistress, the pomp is pretty scandalous as far as hairstyles go. Initially popular among women, a certain King of Rock ‘n’ Roll made it big among guys in the 50s.
An old school classic with modern flair. This look is all about height and volume, so put your hair-dryer and brush to work.
Kieron Webb - The London Barber
LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS
Mix a finger of Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade evenly between your hands.
Now smooth Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade through your hair. Make sure it’s applied evenly.
Slick down the sides, back and centre of your hair. The smoother, the better.
Pump it up with a comb and go.