The pompadour hairstyle was originally intended for women, but was adapted and popularized for men by the one and only, Elvis Presley. Since Elvis, the pompadour haircut has gone mainstream, becoming one of the most popular hairstyles for men. Today, the modern pompadour no longer resembles the retro greaser style. Instead, the men’s pompadour has taken on a loose, textured look and is often paired with a fade or undercut on the sides. Nevertheless, the pompadour continues to be a classic style that suits guys of all hair types and face shapes.
While hair length has a lot to do with how you style the pomp, guys have also started to customize the look further. For instance, you’ll find some barbers love the side parted pompadour, whereas others will introduce a new hair design to accompany the haircut. Below, you will find almost every variation, ranging from the short and long pompadour to the classic and modern pomp, as well as the different ways to style a pompadour.