The King of Hair and His Followers

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Susan Peel

We are all familiar with the all-american icon, Elvis Presley. Not only did he make girls weak at the knees with his lyrics, he also made them swoon with his perfect pompadour hairstyle. And if we are being honest, he didn’t only make the girls swoon, he made the guys a little jealous! It’s okay guys, you can admit it!

Elvis Presley rocks a pompadour

Elvis Presley, promotional photo courtesy Sun Records, 1954

Elvis was known as “The King of Rock and Roll” and he was probably aware of the musical legacy he was creating. Little did he know that years down the road he would also be considered a hair style icon, within the beauty industry, and the world. Fast forward to today and The King’s unique and stylish ‘do is setting trends everywhere.

Although the list could go on for pages, we have narrowed it down to our top 5 favorite followers of Elvis’ pompadour trend.

David Beckham

David Beckham

David Beckham, photo courtesy

Even though he sets records on the soccer field, he is known for setting trends as a fashion icon as well. Beckham is definitely a trendsetter when it comes to his hair styles, but he gets inspiration from other icons in history, too. We think that the second best hairstyle to Elvis’ iconic pompadour is David Beckham’s styled-high hair.

Justin Bieber

justin beiber tries sporting a mustache

Justin Bieber, photo courtesy

Bieber might be a controversial star, but his hair game is one thing we can all agree on. He was infamous for the long, side-swept bangs in the early stages of his career. As we’ve watched him grow up over the years, we’ve gotten to see him try out a few trends, including the Elvis-inspired pompadour cut!

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt in sunglasses with a pompadour hairstyle

Brad Pitt, photo courtesy

Brad’s hair has seen many trends throughout his movie career. Our favorite is the pompadour because it’s sleek and stylish, but also shows off those baby blues! Whether he had the music icon in mind or not, we can’t help but see the resemblance between his and Elvis’ good looks. We hope he starts channeling his inner rockabilly again soon. If only he had some blue suede shoes.

Miley Cyrus

miley cyrus

Miley Cyrus, photo courtesy

Who said pompadours are just for guys? Not us! Miley Cyrus proves that girls can wear this style just as well as a guy can! In fact, we think Elvis would be flattered. You go, girl! Now if we could just convince her to do a cover of Jailhouse Rock… .

Wanna Rock This Hairdo?

Are you feeling inspired to jump on the pumped-up pompadour train? Come talk to our students and start rocking the all-american look of The King himself. From the cut and styling tips to at-home styling suggestions using pomade and other products from Reuzel, our amazing barbering partner, our students will have you fighting the urge to curl your lip and say, “Thank you, thank you very much.”

To schedule your appointment, contact us today!

To see some of the hair trends we love this year, click here!

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