How to Do Quiff Hairstyles

By Viktoria Carrella

A quiff hairstyle is one that has many of the same characteristics of the old 50s style pompadour, flattop and Mohawks. The Teddy Boy movement in England took this hairstyle to new heights and became popular again in the early 80s. The hairstyle has once again become popular with young men and boys, and now a new style for females includes pulling outer hair into a quaff with a ponytail on the back.

Step 1

Comb the front section of the hair towards the back of the head and spray with an ample amount of hairspray. This will help to hold the pompadour look.

Step 2

Backcomb all of the hair that will not be put into a roller on the front of the head.

Step 3

Pull a section of hair from the front of the head out and roll with a hot roller. Secure with a hair pin. Make sure to roll the hair backwards and away from the face, not down towards it.

Step 4

Leave the roller in for 15 minutes and then remove. The forehead hair will be set in what is now called a carrel curl.

Step 5

Pull the curl back towards the rear of the head and then to whichever side the hair is normally parted on.

Step 6

Hold the curl in place by pinning it to the hair directly underneath it with hair pins, so that the pins are obscured from sight. Spray the hair with ample amounts of hairspray and allow to dry.