134 Pompadour Haircut Examples for Men (Photos)

A guy in a neat pompadour.

Go vintage with a pompadour haircut and style.  It’s definitely a style onto its own.  While the pompadour is a popular style for men, it’s named after Madame de Pompadour who was mistress of King Louis XV in the 18th Century.

In the 20th century, the pompadour became popularized by the King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley.  Since then, it’s been a staple hairstyle for men enjoying a revival since 2010.

What is a pompadour?

It’s distinctive.  It’s a form of slicked back hairstyle including side and top.  The Pompadour differs from a slick back style in that the front poofs up creating a wave-like look.  Some pompadours have a tall poof while others can be less pronounced.

Types of Pompadours

It can vary in several ways:

  • Short (shaved sides),
  • Longer sides slicked back,
  • Tall,
  • Not so tall,
  • Slightly swept to the side, and
  • Straight back.

Famous Men with Pompadour Hairstyles

Elvis Presley

One of the most famous people in the 20th century to sport a pompadour was Elvis Presley.  Check it out:

Elvis Presley with Pompadour Haircut

Elvis Presley with Pompadour his famous Haircut

Chris Isaac

One of the first persons who come to my mind for the pompadour is Chris Isaac.  He sometimes sports a slicked-back style, but he’s also known for the pompadour.

Chris Isaak with Pompadour Hairstyle

Chris Isaak with Pompadour Hairstyle

Bruno Mars

Bruno is one dapper man with his famous pompadour.  Check it out.

Bruno Mars with his famous pompadour hairstyle

Bruno Mars with his famous pompadour hairstyle

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert is very well known for his pompadour.  Sometimes it’s a bit of a spike, but when hair is longer, it’s full-on pompadour. Check it out:

Adam Lambert with Pompadour hairstyle

Adam Lambert with Pompadour hairstyle

David Beckham

David Beckham, known for his various hairstyles (trend-setter) has sported a pompadour.

David Beckham sporting a Pompadour

David Beckham sporting a Pompadour

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Zac Efron

Zac Efron, also known as a trendsetter in the hair department, has worn this classic look.

Zac Efron with Pompadour

Zac Efron with Pompadour

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Justin Timberlake

Timberlake’s hair is arranged in a brushed back pompadour style during the LA premiere of “Trolls” last October 23, 2016. His hair has a slightly lighter shade to match the pink shirt and five o’clock shadow.

Timberlake’s hair is arranged in a brushed back pompadour style during the LA premiere of “Trolls” last October 23, 2016. His hair has a slightly lighter shade to match the pink shirt and five o’clock shadow.

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Shia LaBouf

Shia LaBeouf was at the ShoWest 2007 Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas. He was wearing a dark suit paired with a red tie finished off by his classy pompadour curly hairstyle.

Shia LaBeouf was at the ShoWest 2007 Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas. He was wearing a dark suit paired with a red tie finished off by his classy pompadour curly hairstyle.

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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey had a slight pompadour style to his short raven curls at the STX Photocall – Cinemacon at the Caesars Palace last April 12, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Matthew McConaughey had a slight pompadour style to his short raven curls at the STX Photocall – Cinemacon at the Caesars Palace last April 12, 2016 in Las Vegas.

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Liam Hemsworth

The actor is a head-turner in a black suit and pompadour hairstyle during the “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Los Angeles Premiere on November 18, 2013.

The actor is a head-turner in a black suit and pompadour hairstyle during the “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Los Angeles Premiere on November 18, 2013.

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Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth tamed his long dark brown hair with a slicked-back pompadour hairstyle and five o’clock shadow at the premiere of his 2013 movie, “Thor: The Dark World”.

Chris Hemsworth tamed his long dark brown hair with a slicked-back pompadour hairstyle and five o’clock shadow at the premiere of his 2013 movie, “Thor: The Dark World”.

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Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp was at the Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild Awards at the Paramount Studios last February 20, 2016 in Los Angeles. He had on his black suit with quirky necklaces and his hair was style to look pompadour and neat.

Johnny Depp was at the Make-Up Artists And Hair Stylists Guild Awards at the Paramount Studios last February 20, 2016 in Los Angeles. He had on his black suit with quirky necklaces and his hair was styled to look pompadour and neat.

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Justin Bieber

The singer showcased a high pompadour hairstyle in brown matching his stunning eyes. This look was worn at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards last July 23, 2012.

The singer showcased a high pompadour hairstyle in brown matching his stunning eyes. This look was worn at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards last July 23, 2012.

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Jude Law

Jude Law sported a classy three-piece suit to pair with his dark brown hair slicked back pompadour for a vintage look at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood last February 29, 2004.

Jude Law sported a classy three-piece suit to pair with his dark brown hair slicked back pompadour for a vintage look at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood last February 29, 2004.

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Andrew Garfield

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Andrew Garfield styled his brown hair with a sleek pompadour during the 2nd Annual Academy Governors Awards, Kodak Theater, Hollywood, CA in 2010.

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Chris Pine

Hollywood actor Chris Pine dazzled with his slick pompadour look and five o’clock shadow at the photocall for “Hell or High Water” at the 2016 69th Festival de Cannes.

Hollywood actor Chris Pine dazzled with his slick pompadour look and five o’clock shadow at the photocall for “Hell or High Water” at the 2016 69th Festival de Cannes.

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Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg was looking slick and sexy with his classy blue suit and brushed back pompadour hairstyle during the grand opening of TAO Downtown at the Maritime Hotel on September 28, 2013 in New York City.

Bryan Greenberg was looking slick and sexy with his classy blue suit and brushed back pompadour hairstyle during the grand opening of TAO Downtown at the Maritime Hotel on September 28, 2013, in New York City.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

On May 21, 2019, the actor attended the premiere of the movie “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with a combed over hairstyle perfect for his black suit with a bow tie.

On May 21, 2019, the actor attended the premiere of the movie “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with a combed over hairstyle perfect for his black suit with a bow tie.

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Tom Cruise

Back in March 24, 1997, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman attended the Academy Awards together. Cruise wore a classy suit with his slick and short hairstyle with a slight pompadour look.

Back on March 24, 1997, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman attended the Academy Awards together. Cruise wore a classy suit with his slick and short hairstyle with a slight pompadour look.

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt brushed his hair back for a pompadour style to pair with his mustache at the world premiere of “Fury” at the Newseum last October 15, 2014, in Washington DC.

Brad Pitt brushed his hair back for a pompadour style to pair with his mustache at the world premiere of “Fury” at the Newseum last October 15, 2014, in Washington DC.

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Jared Leto

Jared Leto pulled off a long top quiff at the Calvin Klein collection and LOS ANGELES NOMADIC DIVISION Present a Celebration of L.A. ARTS MONTH on January 28, 2010.

Jared Leto pulled off a long top quiff at the Calvin Klein collection and LOS ANGELES NOMADIC DIVISION Present a Celebration of L.A. ARTS MONTH on January 28, 2010.

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Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom's handsome bone structure is on full display with his brushed-up undercut hairstyle with a slight pompadour look at the 2015 British Fashion Awards at the Coliseum Theatre in London.

Orlando Bloom’s handsome bone structure is on full display with his brushed-up undercut hairstyle with a slight pompadour look at the 2015 British Fashion Awards at the Coliseum Theatre in London.

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Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom attended the Los Angeles premiere of Amazon's 'Carnival Row' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 21, 2019. He was dapper in his navy blue suit and dark pompadour hairstyle.

Orlando Bloom attended the Los Angeles premiere of Amazon’s ‘Carnival Row’ held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 21, 2019. He was dapper in his navy blue suit and dark pompadour hairstyle.

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Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia went for a classic look featuring a pompadour hairstyle at the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ ‘That’s My Boy’ held on June 4, 2012.

Milo Ventimiglia went for a classic look featuring a pompadour hairstyle at the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ ‘That’s My Boy’ held on June 4, 2012.

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Adam Levine

Adam Levine exuded confidence with his casual black shirt and undercut styled into a side-swept pompadour at “The Voice” Season 4 Top 12 Event at the House of Blues on May 8, 2013 in West Hollywood, CA.

Adam Levine exuded confidence with his casual black shirt and undercut styled into a side-swept pompadour at “The Voice” Season 4 Top 12 Event at the House of Blues on May 8, 2013 in West Hollywood, CA.

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Henry Cavill

The action star is dazzling with his wavy wet quiff paired with a growing beard during The Man from U.N.C.L.E. UK film premiere at Somerset House on Aug 7, 2015.

The action star is dazzling with his wavy wet quiff paired with a growing beard during The Man from U.N.C.L.E. UK film premiere at Somerset House on Aug 7, 2015.

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Chris Evans

On January 7, 2015, Chris Evans sported a smart casual outfit with his side-parted pompadour hairstyle at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

On January 7, 2015, Chris Evans sported a smart casual outfit with his side-parted pompadour hairstyle at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

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Chris Evans

Chris Evans was at the World premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ held at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles on April 22, 2019. He wore a classy blue suit with his full beard and brushed up fade pompadour hairstyle.

Chris Evans was at the World premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ held at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles on April 22, 2019. He wore a classy blue suit with his full beard and brushed up fade pompadour hairstyle.

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Ryan Gosling

On December 11, 2016, Ryan Gosling attended the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport. He wore a dapper black tux with his sexy slick side-parted pompadour hairstyle and confident smile.

On December 11, 2016, Ryan Gosling attended the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport. He wore a dapper black tux with his sexy slick side-parted pompadour hairstyle and confident smile.

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Fresh-looking, highlighted pomapadour with nice faded sides and shaved temple areas.

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A uniquely shaped and styled pompadour with chopped and faded sides.

This creative cut by @stell_the_talent was executed using ONLY scissors. Stell scissor over combed the side, using a thin comb to keep it tight and short from the sideburn gradually getting longer towards the back, where he started layering over-directing each section to the previous to build up a square shape. Finished with @uppercutdeluxe featherweight. #barbergang #barberlove #barberingdaily #behindthechair #barbernation #barberswag #mensgrooming #barberrespect #barbergrind #barberflow #barber4life #barberingskills #followyourclippers #barberlife#londonbarber #ukbarber #groomandzoom #barberfamily #barberworld #barberfamily #uppercutdeluxe #thenexttopbarber #barberporn @barbershopconnect @showcasebarbers @barbersinctv @nastybarbers @britishmasterbarbers @internationalbarbers

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A short pompadour with a tail-like style at the back. This one gives that hipster kind of finish that everyone loves.

Classic pompadour with a shiny and steady finish. The whole look is incorporated with a handlebar mustache to give that traditional yet trendy vibe.

Tall and artistic pompadour with a big wave of strands and nicely faded sides.

The actor looked so classy and fancy at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards last February 10, 2013. He wore his detailed suit with a polished pompadour.

The actor looked so classy and fancy at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards last February 10, 2013. He wore his detailed suit with a polished pompadour.

Slicked back hairstyles are versatile and flexible enough to fit in into any kind of fashion sense and to blend with any other type of hairstyles. If you want to achieve a classy and trendy look, this slicked back, mini pompadour with a high fade is worth the try! Whether it's for a formal gathering or a casual meet-up, this one will definitely nail it.

The man had his hair styled into this fresh-looking mini pompadour for short hair. The texture and volume is enough for this hairdo to make a statement, not to mention the slightly faded sides that create a unique depth.

A classic pompadour with slightly faded sides that start from the top part of the sideburns down to the beard. This hairstyle brings out a rocking, retro vibe that millennials will definitely love!

Arranging wavy hair into a nice slicked back 'do somehow results into a vintage style. But since wavy strands can sometimes be troublesome, be sure to use a proper hair gel that has a strong hold.

Enhancing a classic pompadour by styling it with faded sides. The strands are thin but it look so steady and tight, thanks to good old spray net.

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A slicked-back 'do will never go out of style because of its flattering classic look and retro feel. Adding a side fade cut will give a modern look to your hairstyle.

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