How to Wear Quaffed Hair: Classy Coiffed Hair Styles

The quaffed hair style is a timeless classic that is easy to wear and suits many face shapes. Even though the style is very classic, it also can be changed up. Check out the quaffed hair ideas below.

Best Products for Quaffed Hair

What is Quaffed Hair?

The word ”quaffed” comes from the word ”coiffed”. The word is French and means, styled or arranged. Typically, the look is a little ”quiffed”, meaning it has height and volume at the front of the face. This lift adds height to the face, great for elongating rounder face shapes, but also a thinner face shape, hair can be blow-dried with volume around the sides to add width, so it can be changed up to suit many face shapes.

The mini-tutorial below shows you how to use a round brush for quaffed hair.

 
 
 
 
 
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Best Quaffed Hair Styles for Men & Women

Now that you know what quaffed hair is and how to do it, let’s take a look at some of the best-coiffed aesthetic hairstyles for men and women.

Extra Volume Quaffed Hair

Extra Volume Quaffed Hair

This quaffed hair look is all-round glamourous. The hair is prepped with a round brush and blow dry to add volume and give the perfect quaffed style. Section off around the face and work the roots of the hair to get a lift in the quaff.

Roll the hair back up in loops and clip to set the volume. Leave to cool for 10 minutes and remove the hair clips. Brush out the look, and voila! Quaffed hair.

Quaffed Hair For Men

Quaffed Hair

Quaffed hair for men has been particularly fashionable over the past years. The quaffed hair look is set to stay a classic and I love it. The styling technique is all in the blow dry, to get the perfect lift. Luckily it works well on hair that has a calf lick or height, and sometimes can be super easy to style. Finish off with a styling paste to add texture.

Quaffed Hair Mohawk Hairstyle

Quaffed Hair Mohawk Hairstyle

This look adds a little edge to the Quaffed hair category. We have seen haircuts moving towards length around the middle and the back with mullets and hairstyling has worked towards a faux-hawk-type look. Mix this with quaffed hair and you have a cool combo. Add height around the front of the face with styling, backcomb the middle section of the hair, and pin the hair from around the sides into it. Style the end with spray and pins.

Quaffed Hair in a Bun

Quaffed Hair in a Bun

This quaffed hair look offers the ability to be carefree when it comes to wearing your hair. Maybe you want something stylish but off your face. Wearing the hair quaffed at the front keeps it out of your eyes, and in the bun keeps lengths tied up. Cute and preppy, great on those lazy hair days.

Slick Quaffed Hair for Men

 
 
 
 
 
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This is prepped just like the other quaffed hairstyles. With a good round brush blow-dry. We do this to get the height and ”quaff” effect. Then the hair is finished with a slick, shiny type product. I like to use pomades, but if you need extra hold a gel is good too. Work through the hair, and comb through while wet to fix the quaffed hair in place.

Tight Sides Quaffed Hair

Tight Sides Quaffed Hair

Maybe you want the hair off your face and loose. This look is popular with men and women. The sides are styled neat and tight, and then the front of the hair is quaffed for height. This look works well with texture, and smoother looks, making it super versatile. You can also achieve this look with a half up half-down claw clip style.

Shaved Quaffed Hair

Shaved Quaffed Hair

This look has different levels to it. Also, popular for all genders. The under section of the hair is shaved or faded. Doesn’t matter whether you choose between low fade vs. high fade. This length gives the ability to wear the short hairstyle in a quaffed look. Blow-dry, mattifying powders, and hair spray can be a keen favorite for achieving quaffed hair. 

Wavy Quaffed Hair

Wavy Quaffed Hair

Wearing your quaffed hair in a textured romantic wave can give a real elegance to the look. Work either with your natural wavy texture or style it with a wand or heated rod. Comb it out with your fingers and finish with a hairspray. This look is great for all genders that want a lived-in classic edge to their quaffed hair look.

Quaffed Hair in a Ponytail

Quaffed Hair in a Ponytail

The ponytail quaffed hairstyle is great for lazy days. If you like a secure hairstyle, ponytails are great for keeping the hair back off the face. Mix in with quaffed hair at the front and you have height, style, and an easy updo, leaving you to go on with your day. The ponytail look can also be worn in texture or sleek, making it great for a day/night look.

Quaffed Hair with a Mullet

 
 
 
 
 
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Quaffed hair can look super cool paired with a mullet giving us that 80s vibe, it’s one for the vintage kids. Keep the look textured to show off those choppy layers. Prep the front of the hair with a root lifting spray, and blow dry in. This gives a bit of grip to the look and holds it in shape.

Products for Quaffed Hair

Anti-humidity hair sprays/creams

Kenra Volume Spray 25 80% | Super Hold Hairspray | All Hair Types | 10 oz

These products help the quaffed hair stay in damp or humid conditions. Blow dry them in to activate, and you can expect a good hair day in all conditions.

Hair Mousses

Volume Lift Styling Mousse (8.5 oz) - by Avenue Man Hair Products - Ultimate Volume & Control with Certified Organic Extracts for All Hair Types - Alcohol & Paraben Free - Made in the USA

Mousses add power to the style. Blow dry into the quaffed hair and add the mousse giving a light but stronger hold. Be aware to go for a mousse that isn’t a super strong hold, as too much grip can hinder the blow dry.

Hair Gels

Johnny B Mode Styling Gel 16 Ounces

Gels I find add a great ”grip” to the hair. It works well as a finishing and styling product. A small amount can reinforce floppy hair types and have less give. Perfect for quaffed hair. Use a small drop to blow dry in and if you desire a sick wet look, finish with a gel.

Classic Hair Spray

18.21 Man Made Premium Hair Spray for Men, All-Day Flexible Hold, 10 oz. - Styling Hairspray with Matte Finish, Sweet Tobacco Scent - Professional, Non-Greasy Hairspray for All Hair Types

Every hairstylist’s best friend, hairspray. Hair spray can help you work in the style but also hold the overall look. Finish the quaffed hair with a spray for men and your good-to-go.

Mattifying Hair Powders

Men's Hair Powder by American Crew, Provides Lift & Volume, 0.3 Oz

These powders add a matte feel and grip. They can be heavy and are intended for use on the roots, a great alternative to backcombing to achieve quaffed hair but use sparingly and avoid the ends. Try using a hair styling powder for men for a stronger hold.

Evelyn Davies

Evely Davies is a British writer and hairdresser who has experience working in hair media. She has written how-to articles, done education videos, photographic work,  covered live events, and so on.  She’s an all-around stylist and has worked backstage and on stage at high-end celebrity events and product launches. She’s also gone to the other end of the scale and cut hair on beaches, campsites, and hostels. When Evelyn is not behind the chair or writing, you can find her hiking, camping, and backpacking.