Among celebrities’ favorite trends at present is the pompadour which was first worn by France’s King Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour in the mid-1700s. Since then the hairstyle has suffered various modifications, but it remains one of the best choices when it comes to pulling off a casual, yet stylish coif.
Unlike other hairstyles, the Pompadour is rather easy to recreate. The best part about it is that it looks totally different from one person to another depending on the texture and the length of the hair. As a matter of fact, various artists have adopted this trend in the past 50 years and it looked different on almost every one of them. Elvis Presley, James Dean, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Jenny McCarthy have all donned pompadours, but the hairstyle was unique each and every time thanks to the personal touch they added to it.
Celebrity hairstylist Jose Eber noticed in his most recent interview with Time Magazine that every generation of celebrity has brought a different type of pompadour. It was Elvis Presley, however, who seems to have worn the hairstyle better.
According to hair dresser Tai Young, this trend looks high-maintenance, but it doesn’t even require a visit to the salon. She advised women who want to wear this coif for holidays to prep the mane with lots of hair spray because the pompadour is easier to style on textured tresses. All versions of pompadours are accepted; however, as a general rule, you must divide a large section on top of the head, tease it and gently gather it into a puff. You can use bobby pins to hold the section in place.
The rest of the locks may be arranged into whatever style you like. You can either leave all your hair down, gather it in a ponytail or even a French twist as the pompadour looks great on pretty much anything. In addition, you can wear this hairstyle with elegant dresses, suits or grunge because it works on every occasion.