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Quiff hair trend goes ‘glunge’ for spring!

Quiffs are not going away soon according to the renowned hairdresser and Redken platform artist, Sam Villa.

What is a quiff you ask? Quiff is in the dictionary as a word derived in Britain meaning; a prominent forelock; or from the U.K; a part of a man’s hairstyle in which the hair at the front is brushed upward and backward.“Quiff??? Get Used
to the Term”

I would have known what Sam was talking about if he had used the word ‘pompadour’ instead of ‘quiff.’ James Dean, Elvis, John Travolta and The Fonz, all wore the pompadour famously, but maybe they called it the ‘quiff’ in the U.K.?  Who knows?  Please share with us if you have any know-how of the ‘quiffs‘ origin.

Maybe the term started being used here in the U.S. when women started wearing quiffs? Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce and Jessica Alba have all sported a ‘quiff’ in the past year, only we’ve been calling them pompadour’s too. (I’ve also seen ‘quiffs’ referenced as ‘quaffs’ in other news sources . . . just goes to show the confusion hairstyle names can bring.)

The new ‘quiff’ Sam Villa predicts from the runways of Paris, will be out and about this spring and looks a bit more disheveled (if that can happen) than the current quiff.   He adds, the word being used best to describe the new spring hair trends in Paris is, ‘glunge’ (more creative terminology) indicating a sort of glamorous-grunge look!   Enuff said!

The new glungier quiff (my words) is more texurized than previous quiffs. The new spring hair trends have a sort of roughed up texture that still looks feminine but also appears wild and sexy,’ says Villa. “It’s all about glamorous-grunge looks that appear purposely dehydrated.”

Keep your eye out for these new spring hair trends and we’ll bring you more of the ‘glunge’ looks as they come in!

Some ‘quiffs’ of old!

Quiff Hairstyles

Rihanna’s quiff at 2010 Grammy


Rihanna 2009 quiff

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Gwen Stephanie quiff

Quiff Hair

Janell Monae quaff

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