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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Tammy on

Adam looks good even with no hair! He’s lucky because he doesn’t need plastic surgery.

Lindajean139 on

I like them all. I particulary love the one he sported in Ring of Fire. That was my favorite. But then again I like it when he has it his everyday look and you can see the blue streak. I like the pomp one too it is a bit more formal.

jamie hunt on

I love Adam Lambert. i dont care wat he does to himself i will always love him!!!

Lambert <3er

cindy on

I love the way Adam wore his hair in the finale of American Idol. I like his hair long rather than short. But, Adam can wear his hair anyway and I would love it, he is sooo handsome.

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Glambert 3153 on

I wasn’t really into the Young Hollywood style, but really liked the cut when he took Allison to his hairstylist….they both came back looking fantastic

ks on

hate this style
LOVE the longer emo style
Ring of Fire – perfect
Beth was nice too

hayllie on

i like all of his hairstyles-i like this one a lot though-it has a clean look to it and you can see those sexxy blue eyes-with that manly stern look to them with his sexxy eyebrows!-i also like the look with his hair in his faceand spiked in spots-and so you can see his blur highlight!-i love his colbat blue highlight…wats his favorite color anyway…is it blue?-black?-green?-grey?-silver?-red?-gold?-purple?-pink?[i doubt it…]-yellow?[maybe not…]

Elizabeth on

I agree with others, it doesn’t matter how Adam does his hair, what he wears, or what he sings. He is the “Chameleon King”, and whatever we see today will be changed tomorrow. Watching American Idol this Season grew to be something to look foreword to because each week Adam gave us something interesting, different, and memorable to enjoy. I am going to miss that. While his voice and vocal range are a rare treat to listen to, he is a true visual entertainer with great stage presence. I hope he records his concerts on DVDs for the millions around the world who will never be able to see him live…

Gamer on

All you people think this kid is hot but…. hes gay and like has no usefull skills other then making noise….. Why do people care how his stylist does his hair.

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