Do you know that the taper haircut or classic pompadour style masculine cut has a raging boom when it comes to haircuts for men, customers want it! But do you know what this image consists of? What its history is?, and how should you work to achieve this look? Read on this guide to learn everything you need to know about this classic haircut style for men.
What is the Pompadour Style?
The Pompadour style masculine cut or taper haircut, is a look for men that is characterized by its flexibility and that can be achieved with a variety of hair types, it is very good for rounded and elongated faces due to its flattering effect. It is characterized by the fact that it concentrates a large volume of hair raised above the forehead, as if it were a raised fringe, which brings the ends back and ends gently in a wave.
Where does this masculine haircut style come from?
The pompadour haircut or taper is a timeless style that has been around for centuries. In fact, the style is named after Madame Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France, who was known for her lavish hairstyles. It reached its popularity in the 50s when it became a symbol of rock & roll at the hands of Elvis Presley and for a few years it has been very popular among men. David Beckham has been a big fan of this haircut for a few years.
How to make a Pompadour style masculine haircut?
The first thing you need to know is that it suits any hair texture, there are many ways to cut a pompadour, but the most important thing is to make sure the hair is long enough on top. For best results, hair should be at least 5cm long. If the hair is too short, it won’t be able to stand up and create this pompadour look that we want to achieve.
Once you have the right length, it’s time to start cutting. Start at the front and cut towards the back of the head. Male sure to leave enough length at the top so you can style the quiff later.
The next step is to cut the sides and back of the head, both go with short or very short hair. Also, you can wear a side-part that allows you to see and distinguish the two lengths given to the hair or you can combine it with a beard and mustache to generate a more masculine style.
To finish, use gel to keep it in place; or you can use a hair dryer to give your toupee extra volume.
With this guide to the Pompadour or taper style men’s haircut you have all the information you need to make an impeccable cut at all times, and whatever style your client asks of you, or whatever cut you as a barber choose for your customers, make sure you first know its features well and start your work with confidence. Remember that for many men having a trusted barber is very important, so as a barber take your time and study, this way you will always be up to date.
Other online men’s cut tutorials that may interest you
If you are a hairdresser, it is important that you know how to cut hair with the Pompadour style and you should keep in mind that this cut goes wonderfully with other styles, such as undercut and taper. It is also important that you know how to give other haircuts so that you can give your clients exactly what they want and make your training in the barbershop grow, to help you with this, you also have other online tutorials on men’s cuts here.
Learn how to create this salon friendly textured quiff with skin fade in an efficient time whilst producing the highest quality results.
If your level is beginner or intermediate, you will get:
- Successfully map out and section the haircut.
- Create shape and structure in the haircu.
- Create a seamless blend with the clipper.
- Layering & graduation technique.
- Hairline shaping.
- Clipper work.
- Styling tip.