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Style Story

The Short Quiff

Quiff notes: a short classic.

Quiffs have always been popular whether worn as a full and dramatic '50s pompadour or as a subtle and elegant frontal flick. This short style's the latter. It works in the office as well as on the dance floor and adds an element of the extraordinary to your day to day style.

Want to commit to the short quiff? There are two ways to do it: beginner quiffers should concentrate on building volume on top for a look with a just a hint of rock 'n' roll. If you want to go to extremes, clip the sides of your hair to emphasise the bump at the front.

How it Began

The History

The rock 'n' rollers made the quiff big in the 1950s. But you have to thank Marie Antoinette and the aristocrats of 17th century France for inventing it. To this day the quiff remains the go-to cut for rockers and dandies alike. 

A guy combing his quiff in a mirror.

Neat quiffs need to be combed into position. Messy quiffs can be shorter and more ruffled. 

Kieron Webb - The London Barber


HOW TO

LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS

  • Dry
    01

    DRY

    Towel dry your hair until slightly damp. You’re ready to begin.

  • Rake
    02

    RAKE

    Rake your fingers through the front of your hair. Move on to the sides. 

  • Slick
    03

    SLICK

    Slick Lynx Styling Signature Definition Wax through your hair. Comb forward from the back.

  • Blow-Dry
    04

    Blow dry

    Go over your quiff with a hair dryer. Comb as you go for extra volume.