Bruno Mars' Casual Pompadour

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/23/2012 3:01:00 PM


Wondering how to achieve Bruno Mars' casual pompadour? "This classic, short back and side with longer disconnected top, works very well to create a modern square face shape that is groomed, yet casual," says Joico International Artistic Director Damien Carney. Wondering how to achieve the cut? Get the cutting steps below!


  1. Section the hair temple to temple. Cut a tight square fitted shape. Keep the top area longer to approximately nose length.
  2. Take a vertical parting on the top center of the head and cut from crown to longer length at front hair line. The crown should connect into the back area, but the top should not connect into side/temple area.
  3. The top should be layered so that it is not heavy. When the front is combed back, it will flow into the side area. Keep disconnected.
  4. Finally scissor over comb around the hair line to create an ultra-tight, smooth, natural hair line.



Straight Hair: Allow to dry naturally. Then style on dry hair with Design Collection Dry Spray Wax.

Wavy, Coarse Hair:
Try shampooing with Joico’s Moisture Recovery or Smooth Cure (if the hair is really wavy or curly is kinky.) Then blow dry with a Denman Brush to stretch, smooth and direct hair away from the face.

WireImageLOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Bruno Mars arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)






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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Anderson, In  |  February, 23, 2012 at 09:45 PM

Bruno Mars is just TOO sexyy.

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