What hair type do I need for a quiff?
Preferably straight or slightly wavy hair with layers. It works better on colour-treated hair because the cuticle will be slightly roughed up, which makes it hold better.
How do I create it?
Spray a thickening spray on damp hair and use large Velcro rollers on the crown, roll them to the back and blowdry on a low speed, then brush out. Take one inch sections and backcomb with a fine-tooth comb. Repeat on all sections on top of the head until you reach the back of the crown. Make the back lower than the front, then lightly brush over with a bristle brush and smooth down top hairs. Scrape hair back on either side of the head with the brush and hold with gel.
How high should I go?
A quiff is a personal statement. If you're a daring diva wear it three to four inches high for runway impact, but if you're just a fashion toe-dipper, two inches will get you noticed, and respect from the fashionistas for trying!
Do I have to backcomb my hair? Will this damage it?
You have to backcomb for it to stay up, but it won't damage your hair if you only do it occasionally and use a light spray – a hard spray will break your hair when you brush it. To remove, simply wash and condition first and comb hair while the conditioner is in.
What will keep it in place all night?
If pinned right a force nine gale won't beat it, but a handbag-size can of spray could save the day.