Classic Side-Parted Pompadour

Learn how to cut and style the classic men’s cut that refuses to go out of fashion, with Tom Chapman and The Bluebeards Revenge. 


Parting the hair

Using your client’s natural parting, start by creating an asymmetric horseshoe section. For now, clip the hair on top of the head out of the way. Using a comb, quickly tidy the hair on the back and sides of the head in preparation for your clippers.


Clipper and cutting work

Starting at the temple and working back to meet at the nape, put in a blank canvas of a grade two. Follow this by freehand graduating the hair in preparation to blend it into the top. Then, release the top from its clip and blend it into the sides with your scissors. It’s important to over direct the top to make sure you leave enough length for the pomp.

Next, it’s time to put in your shortest grade at the hairline, before working through the grades to blend the hair up. Finally, use trimmers and The Bluebeards Revenge Shavette razor to line up.



Once the top has been cut, I like to apply a little of The Bluebeards Revenge Matt Paste as a pre-styling agent. It really helps to give the pomp structure while blow drying it into shape. While blow drying the hair into place, use The Bluebeards Revenge Quiff Roller to create volume: gently twist it through the hair, while guiding it upwards and backwards.

To finish the side-parted pomp, use pomade for a high-shine finish.  In the past, pomade had a habit of making hair a nightmare to wash due to its oil base, but The Bluebeards Revenge Pomade features a water base, meaning it washes out of the hair with ease and still gives an awesome shine and hold. Take a small amount in your palms and glide it through the hair from front to back for the perfect pomp finish.

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