The tall and peaked quiff hairstyle is a hybrid of the 1950s pompadour and flattop with a touch of mohawk thrown in. The name is thought to be a derivation of coiffe, the French word for hairstyle. The unisex style has recently made a resurgence among women, partly because it is Janelle Monáe‘s signature style.
Want to try out quiff hairstyles for women? Check out these pictures for 3 different ways to rock this bold style, for long hair and short!
If you have short hair and love to experiment with different styles, the quiff is for you! It takes the popular short spiked look to way beyond the next level. To get the look, work a volumizing mousse through damp hair and blow dry it. Start guiding hair into position by combing hair up or flipping your head upside down.
Give hair a base by backcombing and hair spraying hair about an inch behind the hairline. Now work a strong hold pomade through hair at the front and comb it into place, creating a pointed peak with fingers. Finish it off with hair spray and you’re set! Check out Elly Jackson of La Roux for more short hair inspiration.
The quiff is also a stylish addition to any updo or even half up hairstyle. Volume at the crown is always flattering so more volume is even more flattering, right? Yes, indeed. For this simple updo, the rounded quiff is the focal point of this elegant style that shows off gorgeous facial features.
The quiff is a retro hairstyle and here’s a version that adds even more vintage detail and charm. It’s more of an oversized victory roll than a peaked pouf but a similar addition of high volume at the hairline.
The quiff is a cool way to add tons of volume to short or long hair. Wear one when you want to stand out from the crowd or add something special to a formal hairstyle.