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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Sammii on

JUst a comment on Sher’s comment, he ALWAYS looks like “a tall hunk of stardom”. I wouldn’t put it in those exact words, but yes he does. ALways.

Jamie on

Adam is so beautiful!

bodydetoxdiet on

Adam Lambert has great voice and his showmanship is superb. for me, he is already a winner because of his superb performance.

Dirty Frank on

What a bad ass Pomp, i will never watch those type of shows, but must admit that i am jealous of that hair

Carmen Ortile on

Adam Lambert should have been the winner on american idol, he is very talented and is a great performer but he did not win.

jen on

Love the spikey, emo, long-on-one-side look. Do not like the combed back styles, tho’I couldn’t
NOT like him, no matter what.

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