As its name implies, the pompadour should be worn with confidence and panache, as the hair is swept high over the head with pronounced volume. The style dates to an 18th century mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, and came back in vogue among men in the 1950s, including the king of rock 'n' roll himself. Elvis' rockabilly hairdo, along with his gyrating hips, captivated a nation and inspired countless imitations by young men hoping for that bad-boy look. The pompadour has since been revived by both men and women looking to add a bit of swagger to their style.
The 10 Most Iconic Hairstyles
From Zelda Fitzgerald's bob to the Elvis pompadour and Jennifer Aniston's famous layers, a look at the coiffures that have inspired envy and imitation over the past century