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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Dominique on

I adore everything about Adam.He has an amazing voice and a unique style.I think he can pull off any hairstyle.

robert on

he’s gay

Dee on

He is beautiful. Can wear his hair anyway he wants, but what he does need, seriously, is a good Dermatologist. He’s hiding alot behind all that makeup. Get help, Adam. You’ll be even more gorgeous.

Edie on

Chris is right. I don’t care for this look either. Liked all the others while on AI though. Especially liked hairstyle for “Born To Be Wild” and “A Change Is Gonna Come”. Although I think I liked natural look when he visited hometown of San Diego best of all.

Ashley on

As much as I liked Adam…THANK GOD KRIS WON!! I mean SERIOUSLY!! Adam totally over exaggerated his performances.

Brittany on


Sally on

I thought his look for the performance with Kiss was incredible. Hair perfection, eyes fantastic, everything.

patti g on

he’s so talented I dont think it matters what his hair looks like!

terry s on

the best hairstyle I lke best for Adam is when he sang Black and White. He just look so endearing and hot at the same time. I cant wait to see him perform again.,


WHO CARES!!!!! about Adam’s hairstyles!

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