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

06/15/2009 at 02:39 PM ET

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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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Marty on

So, obviously, People magazine was NOT rooting for Kris Allen to win “Idol”…the articles about Adam Lambert have been excessive since his “loss”, and now we get to hear from his hair stylist! I know Kris is pegged as “the boy next door”, but can’t you show him a little love?

MarCanadaForAdam on

Are you kidding Marty! Kris is “hair” today, gone tomorrow. Adam’s the “mane” attraction. I love Adam’s hair any way that little old head wears it! He’s a hunk! And more than that, his voice is tops! Beautiful! At least Adam took the time and care to choose the right wardrobe, hair style and everything else to go with his Idol performances.
GIMME THAT ADAM’S HEAD OF HAIR!

Babi on

NOT that hairstyle…ugh…the worst. What have you done to ADAM? HE needs to ditch this ASAP.
I’m sure he can see the photos.

cablecar on

>>DANNY GOKEY FAN said “WHO CARES!!!!! about Adam’s hairstyles!”

What is a Gokey fan doing in an Adam Lambert page??!! Are you interested with him too? Look for Gokey’s hairstyle article if he does have one.

seth on

MarCanadaForAdam, you are crazy. At least Marty is not bashing Adam. Kris is very good friends with Adam. Stop bashing Kris. We don’t know what will happen in the future. If you people keep belittling Kris I think he will more likely surprise you again with his album sales when released. Be nice.

carlyNYC on

ok i love adam however he does his hair and certainly appreciate that it is part of his self-expression/fun/performance as he morphs into the various characters he plays as he sings. BUT, sometimes those hairstyles definitely detract from his good looks and i sadly admit it bothers me! of course i think he looked magnificent in tracks of my tears (is that typical girl?), but i like him best in the longer more casual styles. actually it’s really more about flattering styles than styles where we all just go wow, how did the stylist do THAT? young hollywood awards, for e.g., or even 20/20, yes great hair but he did NOT look nearly as gorgeous/attractive in that “universal” way we all can appreciate. So Luis, i’m sure we have different tastes (and u R a master) but can u convince adam that sometimes the style is less important than his knock-out good looks?? he doesn’t need that much help!!

Starry on

Love Adam with all his fabulous looks, but, I must say – the style he had on the day of auditions when Simon says “it’s not good news, it’s great news” was perfection – “Satisfaction” when he flips his hair forward and it was so silky and shiney, “Ring of Fire”, his simple gorgeousness in “One”, “Mad World” wow! with dry ice, and that stardust eyes look with his Angel Wings singing “Beth”, I could go on and on……can’t wait for that studded shoulder, detachable tails, blue leather outfit – a true Aquarian!

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Lia on

Adam has it going on when it comes to style. He is an Aquarian like me and let’s just say that we know how to do it all well. Lol Love him to death!

teresa on

i have always thought that adam looks a lot like elvis and this style is hot on him he would look great bald hes just hot and cute and can pull any style off

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