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5 quiff hairstyles for sophisticated modern men

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The quiff hairstyle oozes class and sophistication, which is why it has been so popular among professional men since the 1950s.

But don't let the simplicity of the quiff put you off from sticking with this timeless look, as it commands respect and helps you look your best.

In this article, we explain precisely what the quiff is, how to style it, and introduce you to 5 quiff hairstyles you can ask your barber to go for this year.

What is a quiff hairstyle?

The quiff hairstyle for men has been popular since the end of the Second World War, and it was first worn in response to the short cuts that were required for all men during the long years of conflict.

The modern quiff hairstyle is actually a remodeling of the pompadour, which exploded in popularity in the 1950s and featured big, voluminous hair at the front, with shorter back and sides.

Though there are lots of quiff hairstyles to choose from, most quiffs are characterized by longer hair on top, particularly in the front section, with short back and sides, often a barber's number 1 or 2.

If you're keen to rock a quiff this year, here are 5 styles that you can ask your barber to replicate for a look that will never go out of fashion.

5 hairstyles with quiff to show your barber this year

Top 1. Textured quiff hairstyle

The waved-back quiff is a textured look that adds a new dimension to your style. A great way to achieve this look is by drying your hair with a diffuser - such as the one included as part of the Laifen Swift Special pack - as it helps to target specific areas of your hair as you blow dry efficiently and thoroughly.

Then, apply a simple curl serum or cream to help accentuate your waves. Also, when you blow dry using the Laifen Swift Special, you will avoid frizz, thanks to the ionic properties of the dryer. In other words, it's a win win for the textured quiff!

Our stylists recommend using a sea salt spray to really bring the texture in your quiff alive, so apply it liberally to really showcase your style.

Top 2. Long quiff hairstyle

The long quiff is one of 2024's most sought-after looks among guys with medium-length hair. Key to achieving bounce with the extra length is blow drying your hair properly. Using an ionic hair dryer like the Laifen Swift, use a round brush and blow dry your hair in the desired direction. This will help the longest hair upfront to stay in place.

After blow drying your hair, use a wax-based pomade to keep the quiff in place, running your hands through the quiff. This will result in a stunning, long quiff that will stay in place throughout the day, no matter what you get up to.

Top 3. Classic quiff hairstyle

The classic quiff is still a viable option in 2024, in spite of the fact that it's more than 60 years old. This look is all about volume at the front and center, only slightly less than the pompadour.

We recommend asking your barber to use clippers for the back and sides of your hair if you want to rock this style, opting for a number 2 for reasonable length and to ensure it doesn't look too much like a fade.

Top 4. Messy quiff hairstyle

In many respects, a messy quiff is a contradiction of terms. This is because the quiff is often regarded as a smart and sleek hairstyle that looks great on professional men. Still, anything is possible in 2024, and you can certainly mess it up with a slightly different approach.

We think this style looks great on slightly older guys with thinning hair, and you can use a pomade to work the quiff into position, without slicking it back too much. You need to leave some unruly strands at either side for the messy look.

Top 5. Short quiff hairstyle

Though the quiff was initially inspired by the length and volume of the pompadour, we still love the look that the short quiff hairstyle provides. Guys who master the short quiff look smart, sophisticated, and stylish, with minimal time in the barber's chair.

You need to aim for a minimum of 3-4 inches to bring enough hair into the quiff, but you can go super short on the back and sides, ranging from 0-1, depending on how you want your hair to look. A simple wax or pomade will do the job and keep your short quiff in place throughout the day.

How to do a quiff hairstyle?

The quiff is undoubtedly one of the easiest hairstyles to do and you can achieve it without the help of a barber. All you need is a blow dryer and a quality pomade or wax and you're all set.

Find out which way your hair naturally sits and blow dry your hair in the desired direction. Then, apply some of the holding wax or pomade with your fingers and hold the quiff hairstyle in place.

Each of the five styles introduced above are easy enough to achieve, but you can ask your barber to help you tidy up the back and sides. Just make sure you tell him to leave enough length on top for the quiff you desire.

Final words on the quiff hairstyle

We love the quiff as it's easy, stylish, and smart. So many guys keep the quiff as their go-to hairstyle, as it requires little more than a quality blow dryer and a wax or pomade to hold it in place.

No matter which quiff hairstyle you go for this year, you're sure to look smart and sophisticated as you rock this timeless, classic hairstyle.

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