Adam Lambert rocks one of the most versatile heads of hair in the business, and when the singer hit the Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. last week, we had to know how he got his new Elvis-worthy pompadour. Luis Payne, senior stylist at the Hairroin Salon, for Sebastian Professional — and Adam’s long-time friend — touched up the star’s hairstyle before he hit the stage, and is sharing with PEOPLE.com the steps he used to perfect Adam’s look. First, Luis emulsified a few pumps of Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber onto his fingertips. Starting at the ends of Adam’s hair, he worked toward the roots before sculpting the hair into a swept-back shape. He then created separation where needed with his fingers, and gave it hold with Sebastian Professional Re-Shaper hairspray. Adam’s hair change-ups are nothing new, according to the stylist, who for years leading up to Adam’s run on American Idol, worked with the star for stage shows. “He always comes to me with some erratic idea that I need to implement quickly before his performance,” Luis says. Tell us: Which of Adam’s hairstyles is your favorite?