Oh! Men and the Pompadour…

I bet many of you never heard the term “Pompadour” before. The pompadour is an all-time classic hairstyle that was actually named after the mistress of King Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour. It was adopted by fashionable women in the 18th century, and remained a female dominated style right the way up until World War I.

The Rock n Roll era saw the resurgence of the Pompadour style – this time men adopted it, black men, white men…all went for the “greased” haircut that became eponymous with Rockabilly. Still considered a classic rockabilly/rock ‘n’ roll-inspired hairstyle due to this connection, the traditional pompadour is styled by sweeping the hair upwards and away from the face, often worn slick with swept back sides.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

The come-back of the Pompadour is huge: from Sam Smith to the XFactor contestants, many have been “Pompadoured” by the show-biz stylists.

Modern takes on the pompadour experiment with length through the top while keeping the back and sides sharp and short.

X Factor contestants "Pompadoured"

X Factor contestants “Pompadoured”

At Dexter Hair salon, we simply love the style and we are always keen to have a go at getting it right for our client: a timeless and versatile hairstyle that is only set to become more popular throughout 2015.

However, the one downfall of this hairstyle is that it can be an extremely high maintenance haircut, both in terms of styling time and upkeep. But by visiting us every fortnight, we surely can take care of this for you!

If you fancy a “Pompadour”, make an appointment and come discuss the variations with Dexter.


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