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November 28, 2016

Contemporary Pomp


Contemporary Pomp

When your male client tells you he wants that shorter-on-the-sides, longer-on-the-top look he’s been seeing everywhere, he’s really telling you he wants this cool, contemporary cut—the ever-trending pompadour. The Esquire Barbers know exactly what he’s looking for. With longer layers resting on top, your go-to pomade to apply while the hair is still wet and a blow-dry finish to create some volume, you’ll be cutting the perfect pomp in no time. Here’s exactly how to master it.

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  • 1

    Create a horseshoe parting around the widest part of the head using the Classic Dual Comb. Use fingers to establish the baseline.

  • 2

    Starting underneath the perimeter ridge, establish the guideline from the side to the top area using the Classic Professional Clipper. Continue the same way to connect to the center of the nape.

  • 3

    Starting at the sides, connect the perimeter to the guideline using the Classic Professional Clipper with a closed blade to create a fade.

  • 4

    Working from the front to the back, use the clipper-over-comb technique to remove the weight line. At the nape area, continue with the same technique to remove the weight line.

  • 5

    Place guard 3mm on the Classic Professional Clipper for desired length. Opening the blade on the clipper will give maximum length and closing the blade will deliver shorter length to decrease the weight line. Then remove the guard and proceed with the same technique.

  • 6

    Blend the guideline with the scissor-over-comb, or the clipper-over-comb technique.

  • 7

    Cut vertically from the highest point of the head toward the front perimeter in a graduating length.

  • 8

    Take the guide length from the middle and connect horizontal.

  • 9

    At the side part, utilize the clipper-over-comb technique to connect the side and the top length.

  • 10

    Remove any undesired weight.

  • 11

    Apply Grooming Spray before using the Brush Dryer.

  • 12

    Complete the look by working Pomade through the hair and styling as desired.

  • 13

    Finished Look