Pomp, pomp, pomp it UP!
Pompadours are no recent trend; since as early on as the 18th Century, men and women alike have been adding that extra oomph to the top of their ‘dos. From legendary icons like Elvis Presley to modern day trendsetters such as the Noisette’s front-runner Shingai Shoniwa, pompadours have proven to be a funky style that can be achieved by all ages, genders, and hair textures.
When Beyonce unveiled her alter-ego (ie. Freak-nasty side *giggles*) Sasha Fierce, the pompadour came right along for the ride. All the Single Ladies! And since we first heard of the super-talented and gorgeously androgynous Janelle Monae, the pompadour has been her ride-or-die hairstyle. You got ta tip on the tight rope!
I’ve heard the style referred to by a few different (and equally hilarious) nicknames. My aunt refers to hers as a “hot pocket”. Myself and a few others jokingly call it the “My Little Pony” (Which, by the way, is not necessarily an insult! Pony was fly). You’ve got the “Snooki”, and finally . . . the “poof”. Whatever you decide to call it, I think the pompadour is a fun and classic style that, if executed properly, can spunk up your everyday look. What are your feelings, ladies?