How To: The Pompadour

How To: The Pompadour

Rihanna’s pompadour is almost as famous as her voice… almost. And while Rihanna most certainly started the hair trend, others have been quick to follow the ‘do. While the pompadour might not be your particular style of choice, work it to your advantage because it is most definitely is one of this season’s celebrity trends of choice.

I’ve asked celebrity hair guru Tippi Shorter — who has styled the strands of Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Beyonce — to give us step-by-step instructions for creating a wearable pompadour at home:

Here’s what Tippi suggests:

1) After shampoo and conditioner, use Ojon’s Restorative Leave-in Treatment to detangle and add shine

2) Apply a handful of Ojon’s Conditioning Volumizing Foam in the front and blow dry with hands in an over-directed motion

3) Separate the front from back at the ear and secure the back into a low ponytail

4) Spray the front section with Ojon’s SWA+ Instant Hold Hairspray and curl large sections with a 2″ barrel curling iron

5) Finger style the front of the hair into a pompadour, pull it back loosely to the ponytail and secure the ends of both the ponytail and front section with hair pins

6) Finish the look by reapplying SWA+ Instant Hold Hairspray for hold and sheen

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