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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bille on

This is in response to the 1st comment on this blog.

Of course Adam’s hairdresser should be interviewed. Everything (and everyone) Adam touches is going to turn to gold. After all, doesn’t everyone remember Allison stating on AI Rock Nigh that she went to Adam’s hairdresser? After Allison said that, I, myself, was curious who his hairdresser was. And now I know. I believe he is going to start getting a lot lot lot of business. Wouldn’t you want to have your hair done by Adam Lambert’s hairdresser? I would!

bille on

And oh yeah. My favorite hair on Adam was his audition. OMG. That’s when I fell in love with watching Adam. He just had that “it” factor.

Glamb#19 on

I love his hair when he sang “Born To be Wild” I think he just get a haircut that time! Now is a bit too short I think but still looking good!

sylverine on

Hi – fabulous hair, fabulous person! I like most of his hairstyles, but my favorite is the longer, shaggier, more natural yet trendy look he had at the beginning of American Idol. I like him more wild, less sculpted I guess!

Misty on

I like Adam with longer hair, like when he sang Satisfaction and Black and White. This hairdo doesn’t suit and he looks too much like the drummer for Greenday.

Lynn on

I love all his styles! I wish that I knew how to do all those different things with my hair. My favorites though were the “Tracks Of My Tears” and “Ring of Fire” hairstyles. HOT HOT HOT. I love you, Adam.

Laurie on

I Love Adam in a suit and slicked back hair!

Doug on

Who cares??? This is such a waste of time and bandwith! Isn’t there anything else to report on? Gay or not, this guy is a waste of media space

Jmac on

Adam Rocks! He is just a charismatic, hot guy. My favorite hair style is like it was in the final show. He was gorgous!! Doing “Mad World” he was magnificent and also singing with Queen.

Jmac on

LOL! Doug you jealous?? Nobody made you look at this webpage :-)

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