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Pompadour Haircut

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A pompadour haircut is a classic hairstyle with pronounced volume and length at the top. The back and sides are short. This versatile haircut can vary in length, and is typically styled so the sides are slicked back and the top of the hair is swept back off the forehead.

Cut frequency 4-6 weeks

Style the look at home

10 mins

Towel dry hair. Add a curl taming cream or mousse specifically for curly hair. Let hair air dry for a little longer. When hair is damp, dry hair using a diffuser, scrunching hair with the diffuser or with hands to create more definition in curls. Using a gel or strong pomade, push hair up and back, creating the pompadour shape.

10 mins

Towel dry your hair. Apply a mousse or styling cream. Using a flat brush or a round brush, blow dry backwards from your forehead toward the back of your head. Move the brush from root to tip, and follow the brush with the hairdryer. Finish with pomade or gel to position hair up and back. Finish with hairspray if needed.

What to tell your stylist

Love this haircut? Here's what to tell your stylist so you can get this look.

I’d like a pompadour haircut. I’d like the top to be long enough for it to stand up when styled, then gradually fade down through the sides and back. I’d like to clean up the back of the neck so the hair is even across the back.”

Unsure of how short you want to go? Ask your stylist what clipper length will work best for your hair!

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