I LOVE wearing a Pompadour/bouffant! I wear it with the rest of my hair down, I wear it as a faux-hawk, I wear it with a side plait/braid, I wear it with a bun, I wear it with hair clips, I wear it low, I wear it high, I wear it messy, I wear it neat, I’ll wear it all day long!
It’s easy to do (bar the odd ‘bad hair day’ where it seems to take you an hour to get your hair right).
I’ve always called it my ‘ice-cream’, it reminds me at times of a Mr. Whippy! Although now, vegan soy ice-‘cream’ :)!
The bouffant was a mainstream hairstyle in the mid-to-late 18th century in western Europe. And according to Wikipedia; it was thought to be created for Marie Antoinette, as she had relatively thin hair and wanted to create the illusion of having very full hair.
I hear ya Marie!
In modern times, the bouffant was popular in Western culture in the 1960s, when it was created with the help of back-combing and large amounts of hair spray. Again, according to Wikipedia; the modern bouffant is considered to have been invented by Raymond Bessone.
The style that I’m posting about has many similarities to the Pompadour also. The Pompadour takes its name from Madame de Pompadour.
Pompadour hair style tips
– Rule number one thing you should do if you want to create this hair style: do not wash your hair first. You must wait at least about 24 to 48 hours to not wash your hair before arranging this hair style.
– Start by combing the hair towards the back. Then take the ‘fringe/bangs’ part/front of the hair, pull and comb underneath toward the back with a fine toothed comb.
– Push the hair part was toward the front of your head and flops with a hairpin to be strong. Place the hairpin on both sides of the hair.
– Then, finish by spraying hairspray to hair look more tidy.