Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Elvis Quiff (Taken from Web)
The best hair tip I can give all you men who like to stay on top of trends is...keep your eye on David Beckham!  Even as a stylist, he's my go to guy for what's cool in men's hair.  And what do you know, he's wearing a quiff!

Oooooh the quiff, how I love the quiff!!!  So what is a quiff anyway!?!

Luke Perry Quiff (Taken from Web)
A quiff is a tuft of hair at the front of the head that is styled upwards and then sometimes off to one side, or simply straight back.  Think 1950's Elvis, or Luke Perry circa 1990.  The sides are kept short and clean, and the top is worn longer (in varying degrees, depending on your preference).

Here are my tips for the perfect quiff.  First, next haircut, ask your stylist for the quiff cut.  To be sure you're on the same page, let her know how short you would like to go on the sides, and how much length you would like to keep on top.  There will be some disconnection in the cut, similar to an undercut.  Your specified lengths will depend on how you would like to wear your quiff.

My absolute fave is David Beckham....Mmm-mmm!  He always gets it right.  So this is a longer version, and is styled up and back.  I get that this isn't for everyone, but have no fear there are other options.

David Beckham (Taken from Web)

If you're more of a middle of the road kind of dude, opt for something a little more conservative, but still with a bit of edge.  Justin Bieber wears his quiff a medium length...No fear, I guarantee you will look cooler than him!

Justin Bieber (Taken from Web)

For those ultra conservative guys, a nice short, clean cut quiff is the way to go.  Now, I don't know what the male version of a cougar is, but to the older guys, if you want to avoid looking like one, this would be the quiff for you!  A side part and a slight quiff at the front makes this look suitable for the office or a black tie event.

Zac Effron (Taken from Web)

Onto can take 5-15 minutes depending on how perfect you want your quiff to look.  I myself prefer the less perfect ones.  For this look, towel dry your hair, and simply spray with a sea salt spray or your styling aid of choice.  I do, however prefer a sea salt spray, which will give it more of a beachy "I didn't really style my hair" look. Blow dry your hair up and back or off to either side.  For extra hold, you can finish off with a dry wax (like KMS Dry Wax), or a light clay.

My only caution to you when styling, especially for the mid-length quiffs, is don't be too perfect!  An over-styled quiff can leave you looking like an extra in a 1950's flick.  In my opinion, Bruno Mars styles his too high, too wide, too something....!  What do you think?

Bruno Mars (Taken from Web)

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