Wanna Get Adam Lambert's Pompadour? His Stylist Shares the Secrets

06/15/2009 at 02:39 PM ET


Adam Lambert rocks one of the most versatile heads of hair in the business, and when the singer hit the Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. last week, we had to know how he got his new Elvis-worthy pompadour. Luis Payne, senior stylist at the Hairroin Salon, for Sebastian Professional — and Adam’s long-time friend — touched up the star’s hairstyle before he hit the stage, and is sharing with PEOPLE.com the steps he used to perfect Adam’s look. First, Luis emulsified a few pumps of Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber onto his fingertips. Starting at the ends of Adam’s hair, he worked toward the roots before sculpting the hair into a swept-back shape. He then created separation where needed with his fingers, and gave it hold with Sebastian Professional Re-Shaper hairspray. Adam’s hair change-ups are nothing new, according to the stylist, who for years leading up to Adam’s run on American Idol, worked with the star for stage shows. “He always comes to me with some erratic idea that I need to implement quickly before his performance,” Luis says. Tell us: Which of Adam’s hairstyles is your favorite?

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bridgette on

As much as I love Adam, don’t you think it’s a little overkill of information, to interview his hairstylist. WHat is he going to tell us, that Adam has dandruff.

Mayte Cruz on

I love anything that Adam does with his hair, but this look is hot. It is just another way that proves how much of a chameleon he is. I cant wait to see more!

priscela on

love adam lamber-his voice?looks and his hair- hes so perfect human being -oh his good attittude asw ell.

Chris on

I absolutely adore Adam lambert, he is the hottest thing around and looks good all of the time, however, this is the only hairstyle that I have seen that I really don’t care for, but I think all of the other ones were awesome, definitely a big fan of Adam and hope he becomes the icon he should be.

eve on

i prefer his FINALE, “BORN TO BE ALIVE” or “FEELING GOOD” looks.

JudiK on

I like the spiky look the best, but he would look good bald!

Sher on

I love the look he did when he sang the Sam Cook song “change is gonna come”
He looked like a tall hunk of stardom. So rich and lush and and and….wow pow…. it was spot on.

Gab on

I actually really love this look on Adam. I mean, he looks sexxy in just about any hairstyle, and I especially love his finale hairstyle, but this suits him very well. I like the cleaned up look :)He sure has a good head of hair and I am absolutely in love with Adam!!

Nancy Digiacomo on

I think he looks good in all his hairstyles. This hairstyle is o.k. but I think The elvis style he had when he sang tracks of my tears was great because it was longer and swept back and also when he sang black or white where it was spiky and longer around his face. I also liked when he sang whole lotta love with that hair style. He looks good no matter what hairstyle though.

Tammy Test on

I think Adam looks good in all hair styles and I love the way he dresses. And his heart of gold. and the way he laughs.and his baby blue eyes.

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