Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The return of the quiff




During my early teens it used to be fashionable to wear one's hair in a quiff, but this was usually a small, piece of hair twisted back without any real style. However, recently I have been re-embracing the quiff, making it bigger, more voluminous and just generally more grown up. For this hairstyle, I have also brushed all my hair to one side for a sophisticated, asymmetrical look. 

It makes a great hairstyle for a night out, exuding glamour and also keeping your hair away from your face (perfect for the early hours when your fringe suggests that it's raining outside). It also works well with both curly and straight styles.

How to do it:
1. Separate your hair into two layers and back-brush small sections of the top layer, especially near the front. Hairspray each section as you go to hold the volume. It is also important to remember that excessive back-brushing can damage the hair so be sure to wash and condition with a hydrating shampoo regularly.
2. Grab the top layer in your hand as if creating a side ponytail but push the hair up to make the quiff. Keep holding it in that off-centre, volumised position and use a hair tie to secure it in place. I have very heavy hair so I often use another hair elastic to stop the hair falling flat.
3. Use hair grips to push the quiff up further and to make sure all the hairs in the bottom layer are on the correct side of your face.
4. Once you have finished styling, hairspray your entire head for extra hold.
5. Wear with confidence!

Products Used


Aussie Luscious Long Shampoo
Aussie Luscious Long Conditioner
L'Oreal Elnett Satin Very Volume Extra Strength Hairspray
Tigi Bed Head Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse (this product was used in the pictures where my hair is wavy. I shall be writing a post shortly on how I styled my waves).