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“Though the pompadour has mostly been sported by men, the namesake of this hair style is actually Madame de Pompadour, the the official maîtresse-en-titre (aka chief mistress) of
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Pompadour is a style of haircut which takes its name from Madame de Pompadour.

There are Latin variants of the hair style more associated with European and Argentine tango fashion trends and occasionally with late twentieth century musical genres such rockabilly and country.

The pompadour was also a fashion trend in the 1950s among male rockabilly artists and actors. In recent years the pompadour hair style has been adopted by those enamoured with vintage culture of the late 50s and early 1960s that includes antique cars, hot rods, American folk music, rockabilly bands, and Elvis Presley.

This style has become popular among Italian-Americans and the "goombah" or "Guido" subculture. Many Mexican-American in the "Greaser" subculture also sport pompadours.

In modern Japanese popular culture, the pompadour is a stereotypical hairstyle often worn by gang members, thugs, members of the yakuza and its junior counterpart bōsōzoku, and other similar groups such as the yankii (high-school hoodlums). In Japan the style is known as the "Regent" hairstyle, and is often caricatured in various forms of entertainment media such as anime, manga, television, and music videos.

Conan O'Brien, American media personality and former host of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, is a notable wearer of the pompadour hairstyle.
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