There seems to be this myth that men don’t care about their hair; they get out of the shower, toss it around a little bit, maybe put a dab of product in, and then, done. I would like to formally bust this myth because a good 70% of the men I know do care about their hair, probably more than I do. And that’s great! Guys, don’t let the stereotype of a “I’m manly, I don’t care” man get in the way of your grooming. I can assure you that other men and women love when you take some time on styling your hair.
The one hairstyle that I fall for every time is…the quiff. This is a certain look that combines the 1950’s pompadour hairstyle, when the hair is swept upwards from the face and worn high over the forehead, and sometimes upswept around the sides and back as well, the 50’s flattop, a form of crew cut, and sometimes, the mohawk.
The reason this look is perfect for men (and women for that matter, check out Elly Jackson from La Roux) is because it is obviously styled (which emphasizes time spent on looking good) but can still look natural and messy at the same time. Yes, this hairstyle does require products, such as gel, molding paste, or matte putty…and a blow dryer. Possibly a straightener too. To be quite honest, I have never tried this hairstyle so I cannot tell you how long it takes or how much effort is needed. What I can tell you is that from a woman’s perspective, it is well worth the time and effort. Got that?
I have found a great “how to” article to help you style your quiff just right. The author takes you step by step through the process, gives you a few necessary insider tips, and even gives you the DL on the best products. Take a look here.
Get movin’ though, a first time styling job might take a while. You don’t want to be late for your date, or class, or crew practice, wherever you boys are always running off to.