Styling the popular Pompadour with Hairbond
Here’s What you Need To Know
The pompadour haircut is a favourite for men all over the world regardless of age, face shape, and hair type.
In this article, we’ll look at the different types of Pompadours, the tools and specific products needed, and, most importantly, how to style it.
We teamed up with UK hair care brand Hairbond United Kingdom to suggest products a full pompadour styling routine, from washing to finishing with their quality UK made products.
What Is the Pompadour?
The pompadour is a hairstyle that calls for your hair to be big and swept back over your head. The sides and back are closely cropped, followed by what some argue is like a voluminous quiff at the fringe. This isn’t as complicated as it sounds.
Everyone from businessmen to teenagers, and fashion icons the world over can sport the pompadour. However, the pompadour hasn’t always been for men only either. Women use to rock it in the 50s, before Elvis adopted it and showed the world that this heightened, shiny hairdo isn’t just for ladies.
Today the pompadour is one of the best and most versatile hairstyles for men.
Should I try out the Pompadour?
If you are thinking of trying out the pompadour, we can’t blame you. It’s one of the best there is. Here are some things you might want to remember before you take a trip to the barbers.
- The Pompadour works best on straighter, finer hair.
- Make sure your hair is long enough at the top, you don’t have to worry about the sides.
- Try with a beard. Before your appointment, grow your beard out for more exclusive results. It’s quite the combination, the beard with the pompadour, and if you decide you don’t like it, you can always remove it after your haircut.
The 3 Most Popular Pompadours
1. The Classic Pompadour
As earlier mentioned, the classic pompadour goes way back to the good old days of Elvis Presley. This is the best style for gents who are trying to put in serious styling time. The pompadour is exceptional with great volume and the classic look comes with a glossy shine. For the classic look, you need well-tended hair and a clean scissor haircut. Unlike the top, keep the sides and back shorter. While the hair above your forehead is longer and contrasts the crown of your hair. Use a smooth pomade to style the classic pompadour in the best way possible. This gives a slick, shiny finish that the pomp is all about. For best and safest results we recommend professional products only. We teamed up with UK haircare brand and their water-based pomade is perfect for finishing this classic look; Hairbond’s Gripper Professional Hair Pomade.
2. The Modern Pompadour
Want to go modern with this classic? Then, the modern disconnected pompadour could just the right style. As you might have probably guessed, this hairstyle stands out because of the cool contrast between the long hair on top, and the short back and sides. The modern pompadour works well with a skin fade haircut and as well with just a regular clipper short back and sides. But with shorter sides and at the back than the classic version, this version doesn’t need too much styling or combing in neither of those areas, which makes it perfect if you are often in a rush in the morning. We suggest trying the Hairbond Shaper Professional Toffee or the Hairbond Mattifier Professional Hair Cement to finish with.
3. The Short Pompadour
The short pompadour is an easier alternative. It can be a savior for those who wish to look a little younger, it has less volume and requires less maintenance. This type of pompadour requires a short back and sides as usual. Ensure the hair on top isn’t more than 4 cm.
This results in classic pomp with a modern twist that saves you plenty of time in the morning. Due to the shorter lengths to the hair, you will likely find better product choice in something not as strong which specializes in natural-looking volume and texture instead. The Hairbond Distorter Professional Hair Clay would be just as ideal, as the Hairbond Moulder Professional Hair Shaper. Both matte clay/wax products, but ranking 3/5 and 4/5 for hold.
How To Style a Pompadour
If you want the top-styled or sleek pompadour or you want some texture or a beachy mess, follow these steps to style your pompadour.
Step 1: Freshly wash and condition your hair so that it’s completely free from excess oil, dirt and product residue. We suggest considering premium quality products so Hairbond’s shower trio, including their body, wash, shampoo, and conditioner is a great place to start your new pompadour styling routine.
Step 2: Depending on your hair length, after drying your towel-dried hair, first distribute between 3-6 pumps of pre-styling spray and then dry the product in with a hairdryer. Then blow-dry your hair backward from your forehead to your crown. We recommend Hairbond’s Texturiser Sea Salt Spray for a rich, protected drier, matte finish or the Hairbond Wonder Primer spray for more of a softer, more conditioned matte and natural results, to lock in and protect the foundations of your new pompadour hairstyle.
Step 3: When your hair is totally dry, you can move on to the finishing products and let them work their magic. As mentioned, a pomade is necessary for the classic pompadour, but if you are looking for texture and/or volume, a gritty clay wax, or creamy shaper is what you want. Take a small amount of the Hairbond product, remember you can always go back for another scoop if you wish, and first rub through your hands, then through your hair to finish the product application.
Step 4: Grab your comb again and after you have distributed the product to your hair, ensure you keep combing. Comb with one hand and shape with the other, then smoothen the hair so as to get what you are looking for. Tip, if with product in, your hair refuses the comb action, apply a small amount of water down the side of your comb. This water will dry out later from matte products, or when added to a pomade, can give you a small amount of additional shine.
Step 5: Now comes the interesting part – creating the pomp. Push your combed hair forward, then finish off by creating an up and back motion with the comb. These curves back the fringe over the front and crown of your head.
Step 6: Once you like the shape of your pomp, use a spritz of hairspray to finish off and all that is left is the volume of a pompadour worth admiring.
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Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.
When Can You Sue For Getting Cancer?
Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating and affect anyone at any age. Several factors, such as genetics and lifestyle, can cause it. However, cancer can also be caused by the negligence of others. In such an instance, you can sue the people responsible for causing your cancer and claim compensation for the diagnosis and any associated damages.
Determining when and who to sue for getting cancer can be a complex process. So, it’s a wise idea to hire a lawyer to get you through the process and get the compensation you deserve. The attorney can advise you on when, how, and whom to sue for getting cancer.
With that said, here’s when you can sue for getting cancer:
- Product Liability
You can sue for getting cancer from a defective product. For example, in one hair product cancer lawsuit, a claim was made that a hair straightening product was causing uterine cancer in women. The defects in the hair product increase the risk of developing uterine cancer for whoever uses it. If you think you’re in a similar situation, you can sue the manufacturers if a certain product increases your risk of developing cancer.
However, proving your case and claiming compensation can be challenging. In such a case, you must prove the defective product caused your cancer to sue the manufacturer or retailer. You’ll have to request tests on the products to prove the defect and the relationship to cancer development. The product defect has to have caused your cancer diagnosis directly. One example is when the product has excessive amounts of lead. You’ll need to hire experts or resort to government authorities to investigate the product to prove this. This way, you have a piece of solid evidence to sue the product manufacturer.
- Medical Negligence
Medical negligence is one of the most common reasons to sue for getting cancer. You could sue for medical malpractice if the doctors, healthcare facility, hospital, or other medical professionals failed to offer the standard of care causing your cancer diagnosis. For example, if the doctor failed to order necessary tests or misdiagnosed your case resulting in cancer progression, you can sue for medical negligence.
To successfully sue for medical negligence, you must prove that the medical practitioner’s actions directly caused your cancer diagnosis. You must also show that you suffered damage because of the negligent actions of the medical practitioner. By doing so, you can claim compensation for treatment of progressing cancer, lost wages if you cannot work, and pain and suffering.
- Environmental Factors
Exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins is a common risk factor for cancer. Prolonged exposure to asbestos at the workplace, radiation, and other chemicals can increase cancer risk. If you can prove your cancer was caused by exposure to a certain environmental toxin like asbestos, consider suing the company or entity responsible for the pollutants.
Suppose a company’s activities produce excessive radiation that affects the population in a specific area and results in cancer. In that case, you can sue that company for exposing you to toxins that caused the development of your cancer.
Like the previous points, you must prove your cancer was directly caused by a specific substance you were exposed to. You’ll also have to show that the exposure was from the negligence of the company or entity you’re suing. Another aspect you must consider is the entity’s knowledge of the potential risks of exposing people to the toxin or substance. Since you’ll also claim that the company or entity was negligent, expose their bad practices that contributed to the development of your cancer.
Additionally, working in a hazardous environment may expose you to substances or toxins that can increase your cancer risk. For instance, if you’re a construction worker with constant exposure to asbestos, you’ll be at risk of developing cancer. Working as a firefighter can also expose you to asbestos and other carcinogenic substances that cause cancer.
You can sue your employer for getting cancer while working in a hazardous environment. To be successful, you must prove the cancer was caused directly by exposure to a specific chemical or substance at the workplace or in the line of duty. For example, getting cancer from asbestos exposure at a construction site.
In such a suit, you’ll claim compensation for the medical expenses covering the diagnosis and treatment, lost wages, damages for the pain and suffering caused to you and your family, and other associated costs.
Conclusion Getting a cancer diagnosis because of someone else’s negligence can be traumatizing and devastating. However, you can get a little relief through compensation for the medical expenses and other related damages, such as pain and suffering. The process of suing for getting cancer can be complicated, and it’d be best to hire an experienced lawyer to handle the litigation process. An attorney can also advise on the available legal options available and the compensation to seek.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]