Easier than a pomp and with the same amount of swag.
What you’ll need
Today, in hair history: A quiff is a hairstyle that gained popularity in the ’50s and combines elements of the pompadour, but with a messier, spikier feel at the ends. It’s similar in that it’s also styled high and at an angle, or to the side. But unlike the more polished, traditional pomp (which sometimes entails greasing down the sides and back into an overall molded look), the focal point of the quiff haircut, which is arguably its most recognizable characteristic, is the bang area: It resembles a crested wave, and the rest of the hair can be matted down or left natural.
That said, some dudes find it easier to style their hair into quiff haircut looks than any other, since all it requires is longer hair on top and a minimal amount of product. Universally flattering and pretty much achievable on lots of cuts—we’ve seen it done on undercuts and high-and-tight fades with awesome results—it’s super quick to master and can be tailored for work and play! Read on:
Tutorial: How to Mimic a Quiff Haircut on Short to Medium-Length Hair
Start on clean, freshly washed hair.
Grab some gel.
Rake and style.
Want to master the quiff haircut? Check out our other retro-hair inspired quiff tutorials.