I presume your hair is naturally wavy?
I've been letting my hair grow out on top and I'm now approaching the length that I can accomplish a full on pompadour if I wish. But what I really want is a look essentially like yours for most days (a little looser, more casual). Unfortunately my hair has ZERO natural wave. So I'm looking for ways to add it if possible.
I agree with you that using a top quality sylist is essential. A great haircut should not be difficult to maintain. Vidal Sassoon was the master of the style being in the cut itself - not in the styling afterwards. My guy is good - but not Sassoon trained.
I've been experimenting with SumoTech - not bad - but will give 'The Big Tease' a try. I like the ingredient list.
Anybody recommend a stylist in or near midtown Atlanta that can really rock a good pomp cut?