Hair Magazine

Man Made

Man Made

By Joe Ribera

Visare Hair Studio, Sydney

Inspiration: Pompadour Hair

During the late 1950’s and early 1960’s Elvis Presley sported the pompadour as a component of his signature look. Due to this connection the style was considered a classic rockabilly/rock ‘n’ roll inspired hairstyle that over time has evolved.

Variations of the pompadour style continue to be worn by men in the 21st century – an aged style, reborn. In modern popular culture, the pompadour is a stereotypical hairstyle worn by Gang members, thugs, and members of the Mafia which is why I have named my collection “MADE MAN’. A MADE MAN is a fully initiated member of the Mafia.

For this collection i was wanting to blend classic pompadour hair trends with contemporary approaches. My vision was to create both smooth and rough textures in the hair. Using both matte and high shine finishes, I was able to achieve a hardy yet sleek vibe that challenges a sense of time.