The 21st-century woman is fearless, bold and brash, totally aware of her surroundings and oblivious to fear. She takes dangers head-on and knows that she can master the trickery of meetings as well as chart out the party music. She is her own past, present and future and should have a style that spells out the same. This time, we talk about the pompadour hairstyle.

What’s a pompadour hairstyle, you ask? For starters, Rihanna rocked it, and now, it is your turn. Let’s know more about the rockstar hairstyle and what kinds you can rock, depending on your face shape and other factors. Are you ready for the ride? Let’s start.

 

Who is the pompadour hairstyle most suited for?

Who is the pompadour hairstyle most suited for?

In an era when anyone can embrace any type of beauty, really, it does not matter who chooses this hairstyle. You can be of any shape or size and could still rock the style with confidence and panache. But, for starters, just so you know how you could style it in the best way possible, a pompadour hairstyle is best suited for women with oval or round face shapes. Even if you have a slightly wider face shape, you can twiddle with the length of the hairstyle and it would suit you beautifully.

A pompadour hairstyle is a great way to add an illusion of a longer face. As we mentioned, you can easily adjust the height of the pompadour to ensure that your face gets the contouring that looks best on you. It is also supposed to give your forehead a narrowing effect, especially if you have an extra-wide forehead.

A pompadour hairstyle can add class to your personality. There is no reason why you should not be able to rock it. Here are some of the best ones that we have got for you, across different face shapes.

 

1. The platinum

1. The platinum

This one’s a total bomb! And we mean it. This one truly sparkles like platinum. It is a classic hairstyle that brings the chic out and can be sported at both formal and casual events. It is super tidy and adds just the requisite height at the top of the head. You should, however, know whether or not you will be able to carry off the unique shade. A platinum pompadour is classy, coy and catchy, all rolled into one. The key is to stick to the precision with this one.

 

2. The pin-up

2. The pin-up

This is a retro pompadour hairstyle. In fact, this one was quite a rage in the 1940s. Well, it is a rage even now. As we said, a pompadour is all about individual edge and style. If you want to rock it the retro way, then so be it. A pin-up pompadour is all about vintage style. All you need is a few pins, a cool and catchy scarf and you can flaunt it like it is no one else’s business but yours. Want to flaunt it to formal events? Ditch that scarf. This one can be created like a normal pompadour and you can just add a colourful scarf on the upper layer. Wing up that eyeliner to amp-up the effect.

 

3. The angular

3. The angular

This one is again a perfect choice to go with formal attires. If you are someone with a square jawline, this is the kind of pompadour that you should go for. It not only brings out the edges of your jawline well but also gives an illusion of length, especially if you have rounder facial features. It brings out your natural tones while carefully chiseling your hair and features in one go, all with help of a pompadour.

 

4. Rihanna’s blonde

4. Rihanna’s blonde

Well, who doesn’t want to go the Rihanna way? RiRi is totally chic and badass and an inspiration for so many. In fact, the pompadour gained popularity after she sported it. So of course, the Rihanna blonde pompadour is making this list. This one has an undercut style added to it, with the pompadour making its appearance in blond layers on the top of the head. It’s cool and edgy. If you wish to make an appearance like a queen, this one should be your pick.

 

5. The Half-shaved

5. The Half-shaved

This is an even cooler spin on the Rihanna pompadour. This is a stunning undercut pompadour that is bold and brash and for all the right reasons. This one involves shaving hair from the sides and leaving the middle part of the hair, to be fashioned into a pompadour. This one helps if you want to tone down the roundness of your cheeks by giving an illusion of length. This one makes your face look longer and leaner. It’s gorgeous and simply stunning.

 

6. The Voluminous

6. The Voluminous

This is another one of the pompadour hairstyles that adds considerable volume to the hair, giving your face a cleaner look. This one looks especially great on those with longer hair. Yes, pompadours can be rocked on long hair as well. We will guide you through it in the second part of the article. This one is great for formal events. It’s a fancy updo that will suit the occasion at any formal event.

 

7. Short, thick and wavy

7. Short, thick and wavy

Yes, these hairstyles can be rocked on thick and wavy hair too. You just need to know the perfect detailing and techniques. This one again is in vogue, courtesy of Rihanna. This one gives out really classy vibes and is a unique hairstyle to rock.

 

8. Low ponytail

8. Low ponytail

Another one of long hair pompadours that you can try your hands on. If you have long hair, you can part your hair and focus on the middle parting to create a pompadour out of that. You can fashion the rest of the hair into a classy ponytail. This not only keeps hair out of your face, but also makes for a neat and chic hairstyle, apt for all events, formal or casual.

 

9. The Protruding one

9. The Protruding one

Particularly great for those events wherein you want to make an edgy statement, this one will definitely draw eyes as the pompadour here is protruding and literally calling for attention. This is just an extra addition to its other attractive properties.

 

How to do pompadour hairstyle for longer hair

How to do pompadour hairstyle for longer hair

Even though a pompadour hairstyle essentially is for shorter hair, you’d be surprised to know that even those with longer hair can pull it off. And here we are telling you exactly how to create it and pull it off with some cool tips and tricks.

Method:

  • First, divide your hair into three parts, with the first part being the middle one at the front of your hair. Now take this part and tie it.
  • Now use the rest of your hair to create three parts, one on either side and the last one at the back
  • Bring the side parts back to the normal position after using copious amounts of hair spray on them and then clip those on. The hair should lie flat
  • Now open the middle section that has been tied until now.
  • Divide it into two parts; front and back and backcomb both the parts
  • Use your hairspray and comb to set the raised hair and tie the ends at the back Style the remaining hair in whatever way you want