Vanilla Ice Hair (Detailed Look)

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

All Vanilla Ice hair images from the 90s include his infamous pompadour with shaved sides and patterns which stood him out from his peers.

Since Hip Hop culture is black culture the most prominent Hip Hop Hairstyles included braids, afros and dreads, the pompadour not only set him apart but became a part of his brand and image.


Our editorial includes a gallery of Vanilla Ice’s signature hairstyles



Vanilla Ice Hair Type

From the image below we can see Vanilla Ice having type 1 straight hair which is easily identified since there is no curl pattern.

vanilla ice hair type

Type 1 Straight hair also varies in thickness and falls into different categories, thin, medium and coarse. Taking a quick glance we can see Vanilla Ice’s hair texture is a medium in terms of thickness.




Our archives contain multiple images of Vanilla Ice during his prime era during the 90s with the distinctive pompadour.

Vanilla Ice pompadour hair

The style made a seamless transition into multiple decades from the likes of Elvis sporting the style to Vanilla Ice.

pompadour hair

Yes his music propelled him too stardom however what kept him in the limelight was his hair and fashion sense.

Vanilla Ice had the classic Pompadour mastered however what further made it cool for audiences were the shaved patterns on the side on his head.



Buzz Cut

Outside of his signature pompadour we also saw the rapper keep his hair relatively low with a buzz cut.

buzz cut

Sometimes in his natural hair colour and sometimes dyed blonde.

The buzz cut is yet to fail men, masculine in appearance, low maintenance and versatile for all occasions is obvious why men usually revert back to this style.  

Though today he’s mostly seen in hats he does show his hair off during formal occasions.



Key Take Away: Don’t be scared to try New Styles

Even in a music culture with black artists at the forefront Vanilla Ice wasn’t scared to try something new to separate himself from his peers and it worked. I mean its been 30 years since his smash hit and were still talking about his hair.

 Here’s what you can take away from the rapper.  


  • A/B test your Haircuts
    Find 2 to 3 haircuts you like and take pictures in them all to see which one is best suited to you


  • Grow out your Hair
    Its time to get experimental with your hair and this comes in the form of trying new styles. Maybe it’s a pompadour like Vanilla Ice or a quiff, or mohawk. Point is you won’t know, just grow your hair and you will find the best one.


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