How to...Master a Timeless Quiff

Published 16th Feb 2023 by Josie Jackson
How to...Master a Timeless Quiff This month, Joe Vipond, from Joe Vipond Gentlemen’s Grooming, shared his steps to perfecting a quiff.

A timeless style for the sophisticated man of all ages and professions, the quiff is a great cut to have in your barber arsenal, so be sure to check out the steps below.

How to Master a Quiff:

  1. To prepare, the hair was washed using Balmain Homme Bodyfying shampoo and conditioner.

  2. The process begins by creating a box section on the top of the head, from the crown, providing a clear guideline for the square shape, as we aim to achieve a masculine look.

  3. A square silhouette is then cut around the head.

  4. Using the point cutting technique to create texture and movement, cut horizontal sections from back to front, elevating the hair diagonally to achieve the desired length at the fringe. The height of the quiff will be determined by the angle of the section.

  5. Diagonal sections were used to soften the corner slightly, creating balance between the square shape and natural contours of the head.

  6. To complete the look, we used Balmain Matt Paste to create a natural finish, along with a topcoat of Balmain Session Spray Strong to lock-in the style.This look can be accomplished using a variety of lengths on the side - we opted for a skin- fade for an enduring style. The result? The perfect quiff for the stylish modern gentleman.



Looking for a little more education? Check out Phillip Brooks' guide to perfecting a scissor cut pompadour here. 
Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 16th Feb 2023

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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