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At the first jury photocall of the festival on Tuesday, wearing a light blue tweed suit, Stewart combined a swoopy '50s-style pompadour with an '80s-style rattail, dividing the two elements with a slickly pulled-back but slightly messy knot.
Kronz keeps his thick dark hair in a pompadour and has deep-set eyes that turn down in pain.
Everything is crayon-bright: buildings and clothes, as well as residents’ bouffants and pompadours (set by Christopher Scott Murillo, costumes by Halei Parker, lights by Skylar Johnson).
Then he was drafted and sent overseas, his pompadour clipped.
With his immense girth and a pompadour shaped like a rhinoceros horn, Mr. Hancock demanded and often got the audience’s attention.
Hannah Radeke, wearing a bowtie, and strawberry hair in a pompadour, massaged the sides of her head and rubbed at her face and adjusted the metal baler holding paper in place.
There are definitely some similarities to Caesar's bold pompadour style updo and Johnny's (though the commentator decided not to go with the lavender look).
The past few days in Pyeonchang alone, Weir has served up looks, including leather Acne Studios pants, styled with Christian Louboutin shoes (naturally) and a full-on pompadour hairstyle.
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Did You Know?
The Marquise de Pompadour, mistress of the French King Louis XV, exerted much influence over French tastes in the mid-18th century. The Marquise continues to exert linguistic influence on English, and not only through the hairdos styled after her. Pompadour is also used (though now rarely) for a pink or crimson fabric and for a textile design of small printed or woven floral effects. It's also the name of a small South American bird that is bright reddish-purple with white wings.
POMPADOUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pompadour for English Language Learners
: a hairstyle worn especially by men in which the hair is combed into a high mound at the front of the head
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