October 19, 2023 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #2232920YusselParticipant
I have noticed in the past year that many of the young men in our frum communities are wearing their hair in a Pompadour. I think it looks ridiculous and, worse, it is just another instance of our community copying from the goyim. I know there are many critical issues to discuss; those are already being talked about in other threads.October 19, 2023 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #2233092ConcernedMemberParticipant
Young people crave individuality. In the secular world they accomplish this with tattoos and piercings.
I’m sorry you think it looks ridiculous. I’m sure plenty of people look back at how they looked or dress in their youth and find it bizarre too. We grow up and realize some of the decisions we made as kids may not have been the best. They will grow up, too. You could try asking a young man, in a non confrontational manner. You may be surprised by what you hear.October 19, 2023 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #2233096Ari KnoblerParticipant
Meh. They were saying the same thing about the ducktail back in my day.October 19, 2023 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #2233115KuvultParticipant
There are more important issue with kids these days than turning them off over a hair style.October 20, 2023 7:13 am at 7:13 am #2233145pekakParticipant
They see theowback pictures of some of the biggest gedolim of the last 50 years and they figure that this specific hairstyle helped the gedolim become gedolim.October 20, 2023 11:05 am at 11:05 am #2233172commonsaychelParticipant
@op, I really envy you, that you have no other concerns in the worldOctober 20, 2023 11:05 am at 11:05 am #2233179HaimyParticipant
It comes from a few frum but on the fringe music entertainers who wear this style & every kid at risk is copying them. They look ridiculous but if a cool DJ has it on social media then thousands of gullible frum kids will follow. Kids with low self esteem who are not doing well scholastically are the first to fall.October 20, 2023 1:26 pm at 1:26 pm #2233203CTLAWYERParticipant
I wish I had enough hair to grow a Pompadour.
As I tell my grandchildren when they complain about their hair, humidity, static electricity, etc.
Better a bad hair day, than a no hair day!October 22, 2023 12:27 am at 12:27 am #2233460amiricanyeshivishParticipant
What is a pompadour? please enlighten the unlearned.October 22, 2023 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #2233575Amil ZolaParticipant
I see very few pompadours when I‘m in areas that are densely populated by frum Jews. I do see men with a variation of a fade with a slightly longer top. These are far from pompadours. And regardless, who really cares? It‘s not like they‘re trying to keep a kippah on while sporting a mohawk.October 29, 2023 1:00 pm at 1:00 pm #2235264n0mesorahParticipant
One real old timer brought in another.
I don’t think this type of issue has much online currency anymore.
Some mentors of teenage boys today will promote any hairstyle that does not fade to a zero.November 2, 2023 7:38 am at 7:38 am #2236685hujuParticipant
Helps with the Shidduch crisis.
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