Getting To Know-Pompadour

If you don’t know the history, then you don’t know anything.

  • You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is a part of a tree.

Such serious and grave the above mentioned expression sounds! History was never polite, a mysterious word, and a part of everything that exist. Ever knew that hairstyles too hold a history behind it? Pompadour, let’s have a fascinating trip down the lane and know more about this hairstyle which was born in 17th century.


Madame de Pompadour (1721–1764) Gibson Girl Look

This woman named Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour holds the key to a beautiful saga of the pompadour. She was the official chief mistress of Louis XV. Emerging in 1890s, it gain immense popularity in 18th century and later it was rejuvenated as an essential part of the “Gibson Girl” look, until one day none other than Elvis Presley adorned the hairstyle by adapting it. Since then this hairstyle sustained it’s vogue till the present day, giving a smoking hot look to men of all classes.

Two main categories of Pompadour



Classic: This gives a more gentlemen look than that of a casual one.



Angular/Extreme/Modern: This gives more of bold look.


It has two kinds again:

Woody’s Pomade – for thin hair (a lighter option),

Murray’s Pomade – for thicker hair


It is not confined to the two different categories mentioned above; you can shape it accordingly to suit your physique, face etc. With other things like outfits, accessories and footwear that augments your personality and confidence; hairstyle is one thing that also adds a sense of poise and buoyancy to your aura.

So why wait? This hairstyle is not only for Justin Bieber or David Beckham, get one done for you and rock with an air of coolness, charisma and let the envious gaze rest on YOUR POMPADOUR!!