A cool, contemporary quiff is a classic way to add interest to a short hair style and can instantly update your look from day to night – but has it always seemed a bit high-maintenance to try and create for yourself at home?
As a go-to red carpet style for short-haired stars like Charlize Theron and Tilda Swinton, it’s easy to assume creating a quiff involves hours of backcomb-heavy hair architecture, but nothing could be futher from the truth. We’ve enlisted top celebrity hair stylist Charley McEwen to show you how to create a super-cool quiff in minutes, and make sure it stays up all night long!
Woman & Home reader Tessa loves her chic blonde crop, but would love to know the best way to experiment with different styles and refresh her look without having to go for the chop. After working as chief hairdresser on Strictly Come Dancing, and styling W&H cover stars including Kirstie Allsopp and Ruth Langsford, Charley is a master of creating fun, fresh hairstyles that are fabulous and flattering at every age.
Here, he shows Tessa how to create a beautiful quiff in short hair in a matter of minutes and make sure it stays put through dinner, drinks and beyond. You won’t need any fiddly tools, expensive products or complicated techniques to make it work – this user-friendly style is deceptively simple, and with Charley’s top tips you’ll have it mastered in no time.
This tutorial is perfect for anyone who has hair that’s shoulder length or shorter, and can be adapted to suit your hair type and texture. Feeling inspired? Watch our step-by-step video and get your own red carpet look for day or night today!
For more short hair ideas and inspiration, take a look at our Short Hairstyles Gallery