Jenny McCarthy

Red Market Hair Salon New York: Pomp and Circumstance

Red Market, a hair salon in New York is all about keeping you updated on the latest fashions. We believe the best fashions never truly go out of style. One great example of this is the pompadour, a flashy, sweeping hair-do that originated in the 1700’s. Madame de Pompadour, the fashion-conscious mistress of France’s King Louis XV, was the very first to wear this hair style. Since then, the pompadour has experienced several adaptations, but has remained ever-popular throughout the centuries! So it’s true—the best looks really never do go out of style!

Madame de Pompadour

Madame de Pompadour (withfriendship.com)

The “pomp” was originally stylish with Madame de Pompadour and other members of the French court. It experienced its second wave of popularity from the 1890’s-1910’s. Then men began “rocking the rooster” during the rock-n-roll 50’s era. Famous rockers, most notably The King Elvis Presley, donned the look. Since then, many well-known celebrities have worn the coiffed hair style, up until the 21st Century.

As you can see, the pompadour hairstyle is very versatile and many different celebrities sport it, both men and women. Whether your pompadour is flashy and feminine, or modern and manly, it is sure to draw envy and attention. But not everyone can rock the pompadour hairstyle. It requires a certainly vivaciousness. After all, big hair needs a big personality! You can be outgoing and full of moxy, like the singer Pink. You can be quirky and fun, like Conan O’Brien. Or you can be soulful and charismatic like Elvis Presley.

Male Celebrities

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars (hairstylesnews.com)

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber (haircutsformen.com)

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley                           (the suiteworld)

Female Celebrities

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys   (amandavogt.com)

Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda (keepyourpeckerup)

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus                     (instyle)

The pompadour is created by sweeping the hair up from the sides and forehead, so that is worn high over your face. The essential feature of the pomp is that it must be worn high in the front, and shorter on the sides and back. However, there are many variations to this style. For example, a ‘quiff’ is a mix between the hard-edged mohawk and the pompadour.You can try to create the pompadour yourself at home, but this tricky hair style is best left to the professionals. The professional stylists at Red Market will create the perfect pompadour for your personality and facial features. Whatever style you choose, it is sure to reflect your unique personality and enhance your look!

Red Market New York

Red Market Hair Salon New York

So remember to stop by Red Market to have our stylists create the perfect pompadour for you. And while you are at the salon, don’t forget to pick up some of our quality styling products! In order to maintain your pomp, the proper styling products are essential. Red Market offers a wide range of hair products through the luxury brand Kerastase. Kerastase offers a number of hair gels, sprays, and conditioners to keep those strands in shape!

Book your appointment online at Red Market New York or by phone at 212-929-9600.
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