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How to Create the Perfect Pompadour Hairstyle

For the well-groomed man, a great hairstyle is of fundamental importance, and like it or not, it truly does have the ability to make or break an entire look. 2015 heralds the return of some of the sharpest styles ever to be seen in the world of men’s hair, with a definite nod to the rock and roll era that began in the 1950s. 

Iconic personalities such as Elvis Presley and John Travolta led the way with sculpted, voluminous styles back then, but for 2015, fashion-forward stars such as David Beckham, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling are the ones to watch, taking classic looks like the pompadour and the quiff in an exciting new direction with an added modern twist.

Premium men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge has just launched a brand new range of three hair-styling products to make looking good that little bit easier, including a high-shine pomade, matt clay and matt paste, and between them, they have got every hair-related eventuality covered.

For those preferring a rugged, textured look, the matt paste is great for building volume and height – think the classic quiff or the side sweep for the win. For low maintenance styles, the matt clay provides invisible hold, creating an effortless look that appears natural yet defined. There’s no need to compromise on style even when you’ve got a jam-packed day ahead, so it’s a good choice for those with limited time to spare in the mornings. 

But the king of them all, in our opinion, is the brand new pomade, which is perfect for creating the most coveted look of the year. We’re talking about that high-shine, wet look and slick as anything structured style that will keep you one step ahead of the game for 2015. All hail, the mighty Pompadour. Despite appearances, the pomp is actually one of the easiest looks to create, and once you’ve got the know-how nailed down, you’ll be whipping yours up each morning in a matter of minutes.

All you’ll need is a hairdryer, brush, comb and your pomade, and you’re just a few steps away from groomed perfection. Here’s how: 

1. Starting with the right haircut is of paramount importance. Although there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to length, you’ll need to have the back and sides of your head short, with some extra length remaining on top. For a more structured and defined look, go for slightly graduated length, but for a more dramatic look, you can opt for contrast. 

2. Once you’re satisfied with your cut, you’ll want to begin the styling process with freshly washed hair, as when wet, hair can be easily trained into the direction you want it to go,. Starting at the roots, set your hairdryer to a medium heat and use fingers to encourage strands upwards and backwards, continuing until hair is around 80% dry. 

3. To begin to sculpt your hair into shape, take a small amount of pomade and rub between your palms to soften, smoothing backwards over the hair from root to tip. 

4. Using a brush, begin to twist hair upwards and backwards from the root to create volume, continuing to dry as you go.

5. By this point, your pomp should be starting to take shape, but to achieve that slick, high-shine look, you’re going to need some more product. Take a 10p-sized amount of pomade and rub between the palms, smoothing over the hair from root to tip. 

6. To finish, take a comb and brush the hair upwards and backwards, continuing to smooth any flyaways with your hands as you go until you’re satisfied with your shape. 

And that’s it – the Perfect Pompadour. For more information on The Bluebeards Revenge, go to bluebeards-revenge.co.uk

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