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The "quiff" hairdo is a chic style seen on some of our favorite celebs, from Jennifer Lopez to Ashanti. Although there are several variations, the top centered quiff is always a favorite. It not only looks glamorous and fun, but also is superquick and easy to do. So take some bobby pins, grab your hairspray bottle and give yourself a boosted, bumpalicious quiff, perfect for a casual day date or elegant evening out.
Comb out a section of hair about 3 to 4 inches wide at the top of your head, moving backward from the hairline. This section of hair will form the quiff, and the more hair you include, the bigger your bump will be. Clip the bottom section of your hair out of the way so you can focus on making that bump big and beautiful. This is especially important for you long-locked ladies.
Take the very front 1- or 2-inch bit of the loose section of hair and hold it forward at about a 45-degree angle from your head. Spray hairspray lightly on the underside of the hair, just along the bottom half, and move a fine-toothed comb or backcombing brush in deep, slow strokes up and down the sprayed section of hair. Seventeen Magazine suggests using a mixed-bristle brush for the best results. By pulling the hair shafts in a backward motion, you create lift and volume in the hair, which will give you the volume you want in your quiff. If you're already familiar with backcombing or teasing, this step will be a piece of cake.
Spray and backcomb the remaining hair in the quiff section, using hairspray sparingly and repeating over sections as needed. You might not be impressed with the look thus far, as your hair may resemble a scene from "There's Something About Mary," but fear not, this is just reassurance that you are getting the volume you want.
Run your fingers gently through the backcombed section of hair and pull it together at the top center of your head, then push forward slowly to move the quiff up and out. The more voluminous and dramatic you want your quiff, the more you push it forward. It really depends on your personal preference and the occasion, but you can pretty much leave it flatter or boost your bump so high people will mistake you for Snooki.
Slide a bobby pin over the bit of hair between your fingers, securing it to the bottom section of your hair. Slide a second bobby pin over the first to create an "X" shape for the most secure hold. If you have thick or unruly hair, you may want to add in a few extra bobbies just to make sure your quiff does not fall out of place.
Spray across the quiff and bobbies with hairspray to finish the look, and style the bottom section of hair as desired.