How to Do a Pompadour Haircut

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What is a Pompadour

A striking look with the hair swept up and back over the head with neatly combed back and sides. Popularized by the King of Rock and Roll, and so many movie stars since, this look was named after Madame de Pompadour, a mistress of King Louis XV of France. Today it makes a bold style statement, so rock it proudly.

How to Style a Pompadour Step by Step 

1. Shower Up

You’ll need at least three inches of hair on top to achieve this look. Start with freshly washed hair or use a spray bottle to dampen your hair and then comb it down to remove tangles. 

2. Get Rocking

You’ll need at least three inches of hair on top to achieve this look. Start with freshly washed hair or use a spray bottle to dampen your hair and then comb it down to remove tangles. 

3. Take it to the Top

You’ll need at least three inches of hair on top to achieve this look. Start with freshly washed hair or use a spray bottle to dampen your hair and then comb it down to remove tangles. 

4. Tune Up the Back  

You’ll need at least three inches of hair on top to achieve this look. Start with freshly washed hair or use a spray bottle to dampen your hair and then comb it down to remove tangles. 

5. Bangs Next 

You’ll need at least three inches of hair on top to achieve this look. Start with freshly washed hair or use a spray bottle to dampen your hair and then comb it down to remove tangles. 

6. Pump Up the Volume

You’ll need at least three inches of hair on top to achieve this look. Start with freshly washed hair or use a spray bottle to dampen your hair and then comb it down to remove tangles. 

7. Tidy Up the Neckline

You’ll need at least three inches of hair on top to achieve this look. Start with freshly washed hair or use a spray bottle to dampen your hair and then comb it down to remove tangles. 

8. Lock in Your Look  

You’ll need at least three inches of hair on top to achieve this look. Start with freshly washed hair or use a spray bottle to dampen your hair and then comb it down to remove tangles. 

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