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September 1, 2015

Summer Hairstyles: How to Get and Style the Pompadour Fade

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Pompadour Fade Requirements

** The sides should start with a buzzaround a #1-1/2 clipper settingand taper upwards. For a more old-school rockabilly look, keep them a little longer, and dont be afraid of some sideburn.

Hair on the top of the head should be long enough to lay flat when combed back, and have a lot of height when blown dry. For most guys, this means at least 4 inches of length.

Recommended Styling Products:

###Anchors Aweigh Hair Co.
####Teddy Boy Original Pomade, $20

###Hanz de Fuko
####Modify Pomade, $17.50

###PARLOR by Jeff Chastain
####Texturizing Finishing Spray, $28

####Freezing Spray, $19





How to Style the Pompadour Fade

1. Start with clean, towel-dried hair.

2. Using a firm, water-based high-hold pomade, slick back the sides of the hair.

3. Take a blow dryer and set to high heat.

4. Using a round brush, start at the back of the head and roll the brush backwards while pushing the hair forward and upward. Proceed section by section, blow drying the brushed hair at the same time.

5. Continue up to the hairline, brushing the hair forward and up while blow drying, then spend some extra time at the very front for extra volume. The hair should be pointed upwards at about a 60-degree angle.

6. Take a quarter sized amount of the same water-based pomade and work it through the top of the hair, maintaining the height and shape from the blow dryer.

7. Finish off with a blast of hairspray, applied about 10 inches from the head.

Still undecided? Check out the other three summer hairstyles here.


Nathaniel Nagy

Copywriter, cold brew advocate, purveyor of handcrafted birthday haikus since 2009.