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Elvis may have made the pompadour famous back in the fifties but Hayden Panettiere gave the famous poufy ‘do a glamorous update at the Giorgio Armani fashion show in Milan yesterday. While the front of her hair was styled into a voluminous pompadour, the back of the was crafted into a French roll topped with a loose messy bun -- we couldn't decide if her look was more Grace Kelly or Gwen Stefani!
Hayden also never disappoints by always adding a little pop of color to her makeup. This time she used a matte teal eyeliner for her upper lash line to bring out the green in her eyes complemented by a soft mauve lipstick to pull the look together.
Whether the petite Nashville star was going for more rock n roll or classic, all we know is this look is just timeless.
Get the Look: First, separate your hair into two sections by creating a horseshoe-shaped part along the crown of your head with the pointy end of a teasing comb and secure with a hair clip. Take the second section of hair and twist into a low bun and secure with another hair clip to get it out of the way.
Next, spray a light hold hairspray like Pantene Pro-V Classic Care Solutions Touchable Hairspray to the top section of hair to add a little stickiness and hold. Take a 1" section from the very front of your hair, and with one hand, hold the section taut in front of you like you're making a unicorn horn. With the other hand, start backcombing (teasing) the roots so that you're creating volume right at the forehead.
Now, work your way back by taking 1" sections and teasing the roots just like you did the front. When you finish teasing, take the entire teased section and flip it back.
Make adjustments with your fingertips to make the front higher.
Then use your teasing comb to lightly comb the section back, smooth the front, and tame any rogue hairs that may have escaped. Next you'll want to push the pompadour forward a little to give it that extra oomph, and then spray the poof like crazy to ensure it won't frizz or fall.
When you're done with the front, take the back section out of its bun and give it a good brushing. Have several hairpins on hand as you start twisting the hair from the bottom and rolling it upwards towards the crown of the head. Secure the rolled hair with as many hairpins as it takes.
Next, take the hair ends from the French roll (now at the top of your head) and create a loose bun with the ends from your pompadour. Secure the bun in place with hairpins. Finish by spraying the entire coif with a fog of hairspray.
Voila! Whether you're headed to the rockabilly ball or a black tie affair, you'll be ready to rock.
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