Modern Pompadour With A Hard Part – Step By Step Instructions

Let Uppercut Deluxe show you the tricks of the trade when it comes to styling a tight modern pompadour hairstyle with a hard part. Included in our How To: Grooming series, this guide is designed to introduce you to new men’s hairstyles that can be achieved using our range of styling products, in particular the Uppercut Deluxe Pomade. These step by step instructions show you in detail how to get the most out of your styling experience, with products designed to make it easy and lasting.

How To Style a Modern Pompadour with a Hard Part

Using an Uppercut Deluxe comb, set your finished style into place
Using Uppercut Deluxe Pomade, scoop a generous amount of product onto your finger 
Smooth and spread the product evenly across your palms and fingers
Start by using your fingertips to apply product along your part line
Use your fingertips to apply product to your fringe, before using your palms to apply to the top and back

Using your Uppercut Deluxe comb again, set your parting. Work along your short side first, before moving to your top section
Lift your fringe section, combing up and away from your parting
Comb your top section into place


The basis of this look starts in the barbershop. Make sure you find a barber you can trust, in order to get the best out of your style. Ask for a fade on the side and a hard part using clippers and a straight razor. Also, make sure you ask your barber to leave a decent amount of length on top to allow for the styling of your Modern Pompadour. Even if you only want a short pompadour, your fringe should be left quite long, as this is essential to achieving this style.

What you will need

- Uppercut Deluxe Pomade
- Uppercut Deluxe Black Comb

A bit of history on the Pompadour

The original naming of this style was conceded in the 1700’s by the mistress of King Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, who wore her hair in this fashion. The basis of the style is to sweep hair upward from the fringe, so that it is worn high over the forehead. This style was later made more famous by the likes of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, becoming one of the most popular short hairstyles of the 1950’s and 60’s. It has since been adapted to current times, with the short back and sides cut serving as the foundation of the Modern Pompadour, which can be styled in various ways using an Uppercut Deluxe comb, with the same concept of lifting the fringe upward to create height. This look can be achieved with different hair types and is one of the most popular hairstyles in current times.