Question: What’s your favorite men’s haircut?
Answer: My two main heartthrobs are both dead, but they had the same haircut. James Dean and River Phoenix rocked variations of the pompadour—long in front, short in back, and a receding hairline is a must. Other famous pompadour-ers are Elvis (swoon!), Johnny Depp (melt!), and the Fonz… but I digress.
I don’t understand the science behind why I’m so attracted to that particular cut. An interesting fact to point out is that I’ve never dated anyone with a pompadour or variations of a pompadour haircut. Maybe I’ve been too intimidated by their superior mane. Or maybe there just isn’t enough room in a relationship for two people with fabulous hair.
In case you ever wanted to catch the attention of a girl like me, follow this step-by-step guide to doing your own pomp:
- Dampen your hair.
- Rub a quarter amount of Grant’s Golden Brand Pomeade into your hands thereby heating it up.
- Slick the sides of your hair back with the pomeade.
- Apply the remaining amount left to the top of your hair from front to back.
Comb back the hair on each side of your head tightly. Then, choose a side on the top of your head and comb the hair diagonally while lifting up with your comb, creating height.
Et voila! Say hello to your new ‘do. You might also want to try the quiff, a modern take on the pomp cut from the 50′s.
Other Hairstyles On My Top-Five List
- Keeping it long. Only grow out your hair if you have enough of it. Stringy dangles of long hair are kind of creepy.
- The buzz. I love a fresh buzz that leaves just enough hair to run my fingers through. That firm but soft feeling comforts me.
- Curly Qs. I’m a sucker for men with curly locks. Especially if you resemble Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings (Frodo!).
- Dreadlocks, mon. Dreads on a guy can be sexy, if you’re the type of guy who can be sexy with dreads. Confusing? Basically, don’t get dreads if you just think they look cool.
- Un-gelled version of the Ivy League cut: short on the sides, with a longer messy top.
- Please leave faux hawks to middle-school boys and
- Mohawks to punk rockers.
- I can’t stand the indie/hipster look. Sorry, boys!
- Unless you’re a rapper from the 80s, say no to flattops.
- The douchebag cut. We all know which one I’m talking about.
Lola Houlettes is a film grad from NYU who enjoys video-making, music-making, writing, sewing– basically anything creative. She’s an interesting paradox between book-worm and social butterfly. Her ideal man is tall, dark, handsome, funny, and well-groomed!