1. You must have hair. Preferably it should be somewhere between 5-8 inches on the top and around 2 on the sides, tapered shorter it gets lower. Shaving sides to the point of undercutting the pompadour is often a sign that you’re simply trying too hard. It’s just wrong. Kinda like seeing a dude in a suit wearing Vans or men’s boots with side zippers. If you’re not going to do right, just don’t do it at all.
2. Get some pomade. The weight, consistency, base, shine, strength…that is all your choice or preference.
3. Scoop it out — one lick at a time.
4. Smear it in your hands.
5. Apply it throughout your hair. Be sure to get it underneath your top layer and near the base, this will be the strength that forms your pomp’s structural foundation.
6. Repeat application approximately two more times or until satisfied. Finish off with a light top coat.
7. Slick back your hair.
8. Form the part.
9. Comb in the part.
10. Slick back your sides on the opposing side of the part.
11. Inspect that your hair looks something like this — unfinished.
12. Form the duckass.
13. Inspect that forming your DA did not affect the rest. If it did, your likely have too long of hair — I do.
14. Form the pomp. Comb your pomp up and forward. Using your free hand, continuously shaped your pomp.
15. Admire your finished work.