How to Do Pompadour Hair for Women

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A pompadour is typically known in history as a hairstyle for men that was popular during the 1950s. It involves the front of the hair being brushed straight up and styled back into the hair. The style grew out of fashion and was rarely ever scene worn by women. However, the hairstyle has been seen on women in the 21st century, including on high-end fashion models. In order to create a pompadour, it helps to have long fringe and short length in the back. The style can also be done with a ponytail, cornrows and French braids.

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Things you need

  • Hairpin
  • Finishing spray
  • Comb
  • Bristle brush

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    How to Do Pompadour Hair for Women

  1. 1

    Make sure your hair hasn't been washed for at least a day because it will be harder to create the pompadour with newly washed hair. Leave your hair down, and brush out any tangles before you star your pompadour.

  2. 2

    Take the portion of your fringe that you want to be raised and combed back for the puffed up part of the pompadour. Keep this portion pulled out, and pull the rest of your hair back with an elastic band.

  3. 3

    Create your hairline between the front hair you have pulled out and the rest of the hair. Take a 1-inch section of the hair you have pulled out and comb it back using a fine-toothed comb. Continue combing each section, and push them up into a clump or poof of hair.

  4. 4

    Use a bristle brush to make you fringe look swooped back. Use a hairpin to hold the swoop in place, and make sure that you angle the pin toward your scalp and then your hairline. The front of your hair will now have a bump of puffed up hair, which is the pompadour.

  5. 5

    Style the remaining back portions of your hair by taking out the elastic band and making a small ponytail. Use a medium-hold finishing spray to style your hair and keep it in place.

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