New year, new you?
The quiff was originally made popular in the 50’s and was an absolute staple for every ‘Teddy boy’. However it raised its head once again during the 80’s and now is currently back and doesn’t seem to be moving anywhere as we progress into 2013.
So who’s currently rocking it? Well the ‘Beckham Quiff’ has taken off massively and has become an easy yet effective style to maintain. However in order to get it right and know how to style it, here’s a few tips…
Styling The Quiff
The best way to describe the cut in order to get exactly what you want is to ask for the sides and back very short, right almost up to the crown of your hair with an extreme undercut around by your temples. Keep a lot of length in front but fade it back to the crown.
Rub a medium amount of product into your hands (preferably something not to greasy) and run it through your hair so the fringe falls back into a quiff. It really is that simple.
There’s another style which is similar but with less volume. For this you want the same cut however with the sides very square so the hair falls differently. On the top, trim the hair shorter on the near side of a left parting but then leave a bit of length to allow you to work the long side, so the weight of your hair falls over to the right.
After getting the cut, its important to try and keep style looking right at home. Here’s a few tips to help when it comes to styling the quiff…
- Tilt your head in the direction that you are sweeping your hair with the brush to make it easier to control.
- After towel drying your hair, make sure you apply a wet styling product. Comb it through the hair to get an even coverage, and comb the hair towards the front of your head.
- When applying product begin by running your palms over the hair mainly the hair on the top of your head, gently run your fingers through your hair, similar to the way you should have dried it. To get the ‘quiff’ finish by sweeping your hair away from your face with your fingers or gently using a brush.
When it comes to styling your hair you’ll always need to play around with it a little to get it right; unfortunately hair texture and the direction that it grows from the head is not uniform. However this does mean you’ll never always look the same, and different people with the same hair style will always look different too.
All this is useless if you don’t look after your hair, so here’s a list of easy to follow tips that could help in that department:
- If there is some length to your hair use a A wide-tooth comb when its wet to prevent breakage
- Always trim regular
- Eat right!
- Use a shampoo & conditioner suited to your hair
- If you use straighteners… Use heat protection.
- Never over dry your hair. If anything don’t dry it enough.