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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Phili on

I like his hair more on his face. The pulled back look isn’t for me, but whatever.

Susan W on

1. The hairstyle he wore during the finale – from donning the angel wings to that magnificent Cavalli jacket. PERFECTION! 2. Love the longer, wispy strands around his face. 3. Pompadour – “If I Can’t Have You” and “Crawl Thru Fire.”

Mizzdawn on

The look I like best is when his hair is “messed up”, like he just got out of bed..it drives me crazy.

Elaino on

Really now we want to hear about Adam & music not hairstyles~~~boring~~~hope z boring stuff dies down, I mean love Adam b/ really this is not w/ we want to hear about~~~~

Rayna on

Adam is hot either way. He has the cutest baby face, beautiful eyes, killer smile, bangin’ bod… just look at him!!! My fave style on him tho is when he spikes his bangs over his forehead and it sorta covers his eyes. But no matter what his hair looks like, let’s face it! He’s a hot guy!

Arianna on

This guy is super hot! He is meant to be famous. He has a killer voice, beautiful eyes, a great personaity and an adorable smile! His hair always looks good! I loved his hair in “Slow Ride”, when he performed with KISS, when he sang “Black and White” and like a million other performances. He looks super good with his hair the way it is above, but come on, does he every really look bad?? Adam could look good bald!!

Christina on

I absolutely loved his style all the way around, when he sang “One”, by U2. He looked so pure, so sweet, so lovable and so innocent. And Adam, I don’t care what your sexual preference is. You’re tops in my book. And a word of advice, Please don’t change too much. We fell in love with the person we saw and heard sing in American Idol. Don’t lose that personality because that is the most beautiful part of you, aong with your voice that is. Lots of Love!

Carol on

I like the spike in your face look. The pompadour is okay but don’t really like it. Don’t overdo the eyeliner, you have such beautiful eyes let us see them. Please don’t change the way you are, that is what is so appealing. It’s sad when alot of the artists change from the first time you see them. Now, on to the music and the shows!!!

lola on

Elvis style of course. When he sang Tracks of my Tears. He was looking fine to go along with the great singing. The clothes were right on target also with the Elvis look. I love Elvis and Adam!

juliequinnell on

i love adam lambert, his hair his style, his voice, whatever he wears he looks great. He will go very far in his career and can’t wait to see what he does. He is an awesome person and the look i love the best is between two the song black and white, and of course satisfaction . He is wonderful, i love you adam.

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