Originally popular in the 1950s, the Pompadour has been updated since the 21st century. The signature height and roll are still there, but there are pompadour fading haircuts with every kind of fade as well as variations on styling at the top.
From the large cut-back and sculpted pompadours to the newer long, loose and messy pompadour-fade combinations, this is a men’s hairstyle that will continue to evolve in 2017.
We see matte surfaces, textures, hard parts and other unique features that add a modern touch to the classic style.
Try these 12 ways to wear pompadour faded haircuts.
1st razor faded pompadour
The pomp-fade is the most popular way to wear a pompadour in 2017. It’s easier to style because there are no pages to work on and the short sides emphasize above.
2. Modern pompadour fading
Here is another modern update on the pomp with some of the hottest men’s hair trends of the year. The top has the same profile, but is all about texture. The sides are cut in a taper fade with a touch of length and then down to the skin at the neckline.
3. Messy pomp
We see loose interpretations of the pompadour haircut in 2017, but breaking the rules makes sense for this rebellious look. This features chaotic texture on the top and a beard, but that signature profile and fade are still there.
4. Low Fade Pompadour
The pomp can stand out from the crowd or have a lower profile. This clean cut version has a little fade on the sides and a distinctive shaft top.
5th center fade Pompadour
Take this hairstyle, here is a middle fade that falls behind the ears. Medium hair has a lot of volume, a touch of Tousle and blends into the fade on the back.
6. Side panel Pomp
A razor on one side gives this pomp-fade a unique touch. The result is an asymmetrical look from the beginning that is unexpected yet flattering.
7. Pompadour comb over fade
Another twist of this retro men’s hairstyle is turning the pomp into a combination rather than a back. This pomp combo has more volume than the combo and razor blade sides.
8. Razor Fade Pompadour
Also known as the bald fade is the razor fade a cool addition to any pompadour haircut. It is ultra clean cut from the front and makes the hair appear even thicker and higher. The bald fade may be high on the sides, as above, in the middle or below.
9. Drop Fade Pomp
Part of the fun of pompadour fading haircuts is that every type of fade works. This has a high fade, which is extra short around the ears and neckline.
10. Burst fade Pompadour
Another type of fade that looks great with a pomp, this burst is fade that shaves hair in a burst behind each ear. It is often worn with a false hawk or mohawk, but works well with a pomp because it has a similar shape.
11. High Fade Pomp + side piece
A high fade with a pomp is a classic combination, but this gets a special touch of a form on the forehead and a side part in pomp.
12. Pomp for wavy hair
Wavy hair gives the pomp a cool texture and definition. While some men choose to just blow dry hair, they leave a natural texture behind before the styling creates a distinctive look that’s trendy in 2017.