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Get the Look: Pompadour Style at the Wolk Morais Collection 6 Fashion Show

Get the Look: Pompadour Style at the Wolk Morais Collection 6 Fashion Show

Posted by Team John Paul Mitchell Systems® on Jan 30th 2018

Hair reached new heights on the runway with the resurgence of the pompadour! This voluminous style—which pulls hair away from the face with an edgy, fun flair—was seen at the Wolk Morais fashion show.

PHOTO: TYLER CURTIS

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Los Angeles-based designers, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, recently presented their sixth collection on the rooftop of the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The show look was an ode to gothic Hollywood with mixed shine and texture that complemented the rocker-chic collection.

PHOTO: TYLER CURTIS

PHOTO: TYLER CURTIS

Noogie Thai, Artistic Director of Style for John Paul Mitchell Systems®, was backstage to add sleek, controlled glam to the rock-style inspired pompadours that went down the runway. 

PHOTO: TYLER CURTIS

Get the full breakdown and learn how to recreate the look at home with Noogie’s tips and tricks below:

  • Comb hair straight back and French-braid using pieces from the outside section to create a 3D effect.
  • Once hair is braided beyond the part, secure with a rubber band, and clip the braid into place to maintain perkiness (3-4 clips positioned vertically, and one starting at hairline perpendicular to other clip set).
  • Create a “U”-shaped section, clipping hair on top of head before creating vertical sections two inches from the hairline on both sides, clipping the back away for control.
  • Apply Tea Tree Styling Gel® to the front and back of vertical sections, evenly saturating and distributing product into hair before combing both sections flat up and to the crown. Apply more gel and secure sections together at the crown.
  • Create a second “U”-shaped section under the band and clip up for control, before creating small 1 inch subsections behind the ears, along the hairline, on both sides and repeat the gel process. Comb through to the top of the second “U”-shaped section and secure sections with a rubber band.
  • Take a small section and with a scooping motion, create a “C” shape near the base.
  • Move down the mid-shaft of the section and create another “C” shape motion.

Enhance volume and control of hair by blow-drying with a 413 Sculpting Brush and Neuro® Light Lightweight Hair Dryer in a lifting motion; repeat on both sides. Finish dryingthe top of hair with your fingers to encourage imperfect texture.

  • Flat iron French braid to keep it perky, clip down front, and spray with Awapuhi Wild Ginger® Finishing Spray™, blow-drying to lock-in style before securing the braid into your ponytail at the crown, concealing the ends.

PHOTO: TYLER CURTIS

PHOTO: TYLER CURTIS

Check out Virtual Stylist for more on-trend hairstyle ideas.

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