Love Virat Kohli’s dashing looks, Shahid Kapoor’s effortless charm and David Beckham’s unparalleled style? Then you just can’t not have noticed their Pompadour hairdos. Image consultant and men’s style & grooming specialist Yatan Ahluwalia gave us a crash course on the Pompadour and how to max out this style.
Here’s what we learned in a nutshell:
- The Pompadour was named after Madame de Pompadour. It predominantly remained a ladies’ haircut; until the king of rock’n’roll, Elvis Presley, made it his statement style.
- Both celebrities and businessmen across the world are fond of sporting this look, thanks to its classic charm. But it is not recommend if you are over 40, as it’s a younger and trendier look that needs a head full of hair to pull-off well.
- Works great on medium length hair in the centre, with a very short trim on the sides. You can achieve a dry look with wax or pomade; and a wet look with gel. Use a brush or wide tooth comb to style your hair into a pompadour.
- A typical pompadour has short sides, with the hair swept upwards and backwards. It is versatile and there are a variety of different ways to style a pompadour to make it suit your face shape, lifestyle and career.
- Pompodours are best avoided if you have a round face or a double chin.
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