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Autumn Winter Catwalk Trend Hair Style Quiff. How To Do A Quiff with Expert Advice from Lee Stafford

Hair How-To: The Quiff

As short, sharp hairstyles make a comeback – be prepared to welcome the quiff.

Elegant, yet with enough hard-edged, punk references to keep it from looking too refined, – the quiff was the main hair story at the Chanel Spring/Summer Haute Couture shows, and with retro hair currently on a (rock 'n' ) roll, it is predicted to be big news for autumn/winter too.

Celebrity hair stylist Lee Stafford says "Quiffs are great, especially if you're having a bad hair day, or just don’t have time to spend hours on your hair. They are also fabulous for all those girls who are at that messy in-between stage of growing out their fringes, or are in between highlights, as roots can make this look even quirkier."

Here are Lee's expert tips for re-creating this look at home: Just read more

  • A quick and easy way of achieving a quiff is to backcomb the front section of your hair, spray it with loads of hairspray and then arrange into a quiff with kirby grips.
  • For a more Goth Rock look, as seen on the Autumn/Winter catwalks, aim for a slicked back, high quiff.
  • First, take a section at the front of your hair, where a fringe would go and simply set it, by rolling hair backwards away from your face with a hot roller.
  • After fifteen minutes, take out the roller and you will find your hair will be set in a barrel curl at the forehead.
  • Gently roll the curl back and to the side – keeping it slightly off centre.
  • Then fix the barrel curl with kirby grips, anchoring to the hair underneath, but behind the curl to disguise the grips.
  • Finish with a spritz of Lee Stafford Flick Tease hairspray, (£3.99). It's handbag sized, with a locking cap, so you can whack it in your bag to top up later – If needed.


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