HOW-TO: Get P!nk's Signature Pumped Up Pomp

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/18/2013 10:22:00 AM


Celebrity hair stylist Marcia Hamilton has been the styling force behind an array of P!nk's magazine covers and spreads including this gorgeous photoshoot producing these two rare images of the pop rock singer-songwriter. Marcia offers the scoop on how she achieves the hair in each.


STEP 1: Add a few pumps of volumizing mousse for lift and texture evenly from roots to tips on wet hair.

STEP 2: Blow dry hair with a medium round boar bristle brush.

STEP 3: Clip extension pieces into the crown of the hair, making sure to leave out enough on the perimeters for coverage.

TIP: If the hair is fine or a bit short, use clip-in extensions to achieve P!nk's Marilyn style. Approximately three pieces should do the trick.

STEP 4: Spray hair with a heat protect styling spray, and then curl the entire head with a medium to large curling iron.

STEP 5: For streaks of playful color, apply Hypercolor Hair Powder with a make-up brush and then set the style with a medium hold hairspray, while teasing roots a bit before combing through the curls.


STEP 1: Add mattifying powder to hair.

STEP 2: Section out the crown area and use a large barrel curling iron to create volume, pinning each curl formed out of the way.

STEP 3: Take a nickel size glob of pomade and rub hands together, then apply to sides and back.

STEP 4: Brush sides back. If hair is too long, secure with bobby pins.

STEP 5: Take pins out of crown, tease and run fingers though curls. Spray with White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Hairspray for maximum hold and volume.

Photography: Deborah Anderson






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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