How to Style a Contemporary Quiff
Step by Step Guide on How to Do the Textured Quiff
The modern day quiff features more hair at the front, receding at the back and trimmed at both the sides and back. This hairstyle has been around since the 1950s, but became particularly popular in the early 80s and 90s. It combines pompadour, flattop and sometimes Mohawk hairstyles. Quiff comes mainly in classic and contemporary styles, but this how-to guide teaches how to do the textured quiff starting from the cutting to the styling.
Have the right haircut. Ask your barber to give you a grade 2 cut at the sides and back. It’s best if he uses scissors over comb technique that blends hair length to length, like a subtle graduation. The hair will gradually increase in length from the back to the top and front. The top part should be a few inches long in front and point-cut for added texture.
Styling – combing. It is best to start with a newly washed hair and towel dried hair. You can achieve more volume when drying. Comb hair with a styling product; make sure the entire hair is covered. Direct hair towards the front of the head.
Blow-dry. Set the hairdryer to high temperature but low speed to build volume. With a vented brush, brush the hair to one side, followed by the hairdryer, directing the air flow into the vents. Proper blow-drying is making sure the dryer is not too close to the brush. When it is almost dry, do the other side, make sure to brush it across the head. Just when the hair gets completely dry, brush backwards and upwards, away from the temple and forehead. Be careful not to over dry to avoid frizzing.
Sculpt. You can choose between a matt or shiny look. Matt products can create more volume into your hair. Simply set the hair using products like the Bluebeards Revenge Matt Clay. This offers light yet effective hold throughout the day. You can just warm it into the palm of your hand and run through the hair to keep it in place.