Make your hair famous! A favourite hair style of hairdressers working with fashion designers for the catwalk shows of Paris, Milan, London and New
York. The 'Quiff' is a hair cut originally made famous by James Dean and then decades later by John Travolta in Grease. The quiffed fringe is a strong statement in all its variations for either men or women's hair styles and comes in 1940's, 1950's, 1960's and 1980's styles.
create it for yourself follow these basic instructions:
your hair straight or very loose long waves.
- Take out
the front section of your hair across your forehead from temple
to temple, about 6cm deep. It does not matter if you have a
fringe as this can be incorporated into the look, but you may
need to take the section slightly deeper if you do. Clip out
of the way for now.
- Draw the
sides of your hair back off your face smoothly and either pin
or ponytail using a covered band at the crown. Leave the back
of your hair to fall loosely over your shoulders.
- Now take
the top section now backcomb heavily to give lots of support.
Hairspray is invaluable when creating this look, spray it onto
each section as you backcomb it to give extra hold. If you have
a fringe, some strands may be left out and the rest incorporated
into the quiff.
- Once you
resemble someone who's just been given an electric shock, take
a paddle brush and smooth the outer surface of this section,
drawing back to the crown but leaving it looped forwards enough
to form the quiff. The trick here is not to untangle the backcombed
- Pin or
wrap the ends of the hair around the hair already secured at
the crown, and continue to smooth and fix your quiff into the
desired effect using the hairspray.
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