Trend On Trial: Is ‘The Quiff’ wearable?

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher

A modern spin on the classic ponytail, or just plain dated? The return of the quiff has us testing its wearability.

Ah, ‘The Quiff’. Originating in the 50’s it last enjoyed a revival in the 00’s (complete with a butterfly hairclip or three) and has returned for 2018, appearing on many a Spring/Summer 2018 runway. From Tom Ford to Marchesa, the quiff was in high demand as the cool way to do gravity-defying hair – but will it work for every day wear? Watch to find out…

Verdict: The full-on quiff felt a bit ridiculous, but we liked the bump of volume that came with the mini version. Take the front section of your hair and backcomb it a couple of times before spritzing with your choice of spray – texture spray should be used on straight hair, and hairspray on textured hair. Push your backcombed section forwards before pinning into place, then style the rest of your hair however you want to. Still not convinced? Skip the backcombing for a subtle lift without the drama. 

What we used: Sam McKnight Easy Up-Do, £25, Sam McKnight Hairspray, £22, ghd Detangling Comb, £7.50, ghd Narrow Dressing Brush, £15, Scunci Brown Bobby Pins, £4.50.


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Ava Welsing-Kitcher

Ava Welsing-Kitcher is Stylist’s junior beauty writer and resident curly girl. She’s addicted to lip balm (who isn’t?!), wearing eyeshadow as blush and lipstick and all things hair.

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