The best way to achieve a pompadour style is to take it to a barber. The stylist should have a photo of the finished look to refer to. Generally speaking, the pompadour is large at the front and close to the sides, and combed neatly back to form a point at the back of the head. To achieve this style at home, you will need a styling product, a vented brush, and a hair dryer. The pomade will help whip that into shape and hold it in place.