How to Style a Quiff

The quiff has had one hell of a resurgence in the last ten years. For a while, it dropped out of sight, save for some dedicated rockabilly folk who kept it alive alongside brothel creepers, bowling shirts and enough pomade to squeeze a whale through a keyhole.

Now, everyone from soccer players to movie stars have sky-high styles that would make Elvis weep with pride. We decided to pay homage to the most iconic pompadours in hair history.

What is a Quiff Haircut?

Quiffs, in their most modern form, originated in the 1950s. The haircut, seen on the era’s stars like Elvis and James Dean, itself was an amalgamation that simplified the coiffing required of a pompadour yet wasn’t as simple or as low-maintenance as the military crewcuts soldiers sported when returning from World War II.

Andrew Fitzsimons, celebrity stylist and NatureLab. TOKYO Brand Ambassador, gave us these tips for styling a quiff: ​

“The key to a great quiff is starting with a foundation of a great cut. The very first thing you should do is talk to your stylist or barber about how to best cut your hair to create the quiff style that best suits your face shape.

Apply NatureLab. TOKYO’s Perfect Volume Blowout Jelly and blow dry hair upwards to add lift and volume at the roots. For extra volume, blow dry your hair in the opposite direction that it grows naturally – this will give you insane lift/

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