The quiff is a hairstyle that combines the 1950s pompadour hairstyle, the 1950s flattop, and sometimes a mohawk. It was born as a post-war reaction to the short and strict haircuts for men. The hairstyle was a staple in the British ‘Teddy Boy’ movement. But became popular again in Europe in the early 1980s and faced a resurgence in popularity during the 1990s.
The modern-day quiff includes plenty of hair at the front of the top of the head, receding into shorter hair at the back with a trimmed back and sides.
Does this hairstyle suit you?
The quiff is the same as undercut are suitable for all face shapes. This hairstyle has remained one of the most influential and enduring hair trends for many decades. It is one of the most classic, timeless styles that can be harnessed by different age groups and is appropriate for various events. This haircut has also been the hairstyle of choice of cinema, music and even politics. From its earliest versions to its current adaptations today, we take you through the best hairstyles for men.
The Classic Quiff
Despite being the earliest version of the hairstyle, the classic quiff has held its place as one of the most stylish for decades.
As with any quiff (and any hairstyle other than a mullet, for that matter), the ageless cut features shorter hair on the back and sides than on top. However, unlike contemporary takes on the style, the difference between the two is less severe, giving it a softer feel.
The Rockabilly Quiff
The pompadour may be the cut that’s been getting all the press recently, but according to Chapman, it’s the quiff that’s likely to stay the course.
“The pomp is high maintenance, can be hard to style and often requires a heavy product, and lots of it,” he says. “The hairstyle, meanwhile, has been consistently popular for decades; partly because it’s more relaxed, and there are so many different variations which can be worn by anyone.”
The Undercut Quiff
A sharper, sleeker take on the old-school classic, the undercut quiff retains an authentic vintage feel, but also looks modern and edgy.
The style works best when there is plenty of hair on top which can be slicked back, but bear in mind that, generally, the longer the hair is, the more time it will take to style.
The Psychobilly Quiff
An exaggerated, almost cartoonish version of the traditional hairstyle with elements of a mohawk, this hairstyle has its origins in the fusion of rockabilly and punk.
The Textured Quiff
A less formal, more relaxed take on the traditional hairstyle favoured by the likes of David Gandy, this version is less about sleekness and shine and more about matte texture.
How to Do a Quiff
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