Punk Style Rocks the VMAs

Miley Cyrus works it with a bleach blonde pompadour!

miley-postThe VMAs bring out the rocker in everyone!

This year one of the standout hairstyles belonged to Miley Cyrus.

A bleach-blonde pompadour showed off Miley’s newly shaved sides – a daring departure for the girl once known as Hannah Montana.

Most people think the pompadour is a guy’s hairstyle, but musicians like Rihanna, Gwen Steffani, PINK, and Miley have shown how women can seriously rock this look.

Want to try styling a pompadour? Read our step-by-step instructions!

How to style a pompadour:

The pompadour has been around for hundreds of years, but it definitely became an iconic look in the 1950’s with stars like Elvis and James Dean. The pompadour isn’t just for guys, though. Miley Cyrus is one of the many female stars who has pulled off this dramatic look.

To create this style, you will need a comb, water, and pomade (wax or another very strong styling product will also work).

1. Start with damp hair. If you’ve just washed your hair, be sure to towel it dry. If your hair is too wet, it will be very difficult to style.

2. Next, warm up a little pomade in your hands (start with a small amount of product – about the size of a silver dollar).

3. Starting with the sides of your hair, apply the pomade and slick your hair back. Once the sides are slicked back, continue applying the pomade. Start at the back and work forward. Add a little more pomade if needed. Your hair should feel full and thick.

4. At this point, you are ready for the comb! Start by combing your hair straight back so it is flat to your scalp. Then, working from the front, comb your hair straight up (not back). Use your free hand to shape the sides, creating as much height as you desire.

You’ve now created a pompadour! The pomade will keep your hair in place so you are ready to rock-n-roll!

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Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.