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How to create a quiff

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I’m going to give you a step-by-step guide to creating a fantastic quiff. It works well with both long and short hair, as long as you have some length on top. It also looks great with an undercut.
Take the front section of your hair across your forehead from temple to temple, about 6cm deep. It does not matter if you have a fringe as this can be incorporated into the look, but you may need to take the section slightly deeper if you do. Clip out of the way for now.
Draw the sides of your hair back off your face smoothly and either pin or put into a ponytail using a covered band at the crown.
Now take the top section and backcomb heavily to give lots of support. Hairspray is essential when creating this look, spray it onto each section as you backcomb it to give extra hold. If you have a fringe, some strands may be left out and the rest incorporated into the quiff.
Once you resemble someone who's just been given an electric shock, take a paddle brush and smooth the outer surface of this section, drawing back to the crown but leaving it looped forwards enough to form the quiff. The trick here is not to untangle the backcombed hair underneath.
Pin or wrap the ends of the hair around the hair already secured at the crown, and continue to smooth and fix your quiff into the desired effect using the hairspray.

Jamie Stevens, Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year, Errol Douglas London 02072350110 and Jamie Stevens Somerset 01278 683413


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