Updated: Effortless Quiffs

Updated: Effortless Quiffs

I just recently got a haircut which I felt was perfect for this seasons upcoming spring hairstyle. This style is very much recommended to all males as it suits all ages. Previously I displayed a few images of what hairstyles are popular. Now, I’ll show you images of my hairstyle which is most surely my best hairstyle in a while!

(Below) is the Spring 2013 Effortless Quiff.

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I really love this hairstyle and it is similarly reminiscent of Justin Timberlake’s recent ‘Suit&Tie’ hairstyle.

But I actually was inspired by this image, which I have previously shown. (Below)

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This picture also inspired me to get highlights. I don’t like the idea of going for drastic changes, so I opted for a soft light brown scattered on the top of the head, whilst also encouraged to create a stand-out look by including light blonde highlights, which are very subtle, to avoid looking like Rogue in X-Men.

I think spring (hopefully) will be a positive bright season and you’ll be able to soak up some sun and show off some effortless Quiffs. Attempt to keep the top long, whilst trimming the sides short. Please make sure in order to achieve this hairstyle, do not create a short back of the hair, as it could come across as very bold and could be regrettable. Opt for a relaxed look. Blow drying after a shower, with slight product used to create a luxury texture will work wonders!

Thanks, let me know about your hair queries!

Rising Star Style: Alden Ehrenreich

I recently watched ‘Beautiful Creatures’ and I was amazed by the brilliant acting of newcomer Alden Ehrenreich. He recently wore an amazing suit at the LA premiere of ‘Beautiful Creatures’.

The suit is impeccably tailored to perfection and the colour of burgundy and a dark claret look amazing. The suit is by designer Albert Hammond Jr.

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I love this suit. The colour is very on trend and the combination of the brown and burgundy tie and brogue combo create a laid back and suave look.
What do you think about this suit? Alden is for sure a new fashion icon and rising star.

Current Trend: Beards

Well if you’ve been watching awards season for the past few months, you’d realise that there was one trend that seemed to occur all the time, which was beards!

Oscar Winner and man of the The moment, Ben Affleck has been rocking a beard, which he kept for months on end. Since the success of Argo, he has kept the beard, which may be a positive or negative. However, it has sparked much conversation about the trend of beards in Hollywood.

Look below at the current stubble styles of the moment.

Ben Affleck – Very well suited beard, which suits his face shape and the thickness is not too thick.

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George Clooney – Bens partner in crime and producer of Argo, sports a grey beard which is apparently for a new film role. This beard ages him, but George suits the older, grey look. Which makes him look great.

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Chris Pine – This is a great example of making stubble look good on the Star Trek star. It’s not too scruffy you here has that effortless yet Prim look.

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Jason Clarke – the Zero Dark Thirty star opts for a scruffier luck yet this suits the relaxed style yet it is a unique style as it is not as sophisticated.

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Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables Oscar nominee sports a jet black polished beard, This is a different style as the facial hair is thinner on the sides andy thick around the box beard.

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So Guys, do you like The current trend of beards? I think a thicker beard creates maturity, while light stubble creates an effortless yet cool and rugged look. Try which one you like the most!

The Evolution of Style: Lana Del Rey

The Evolution of Style: Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is the hottest singer of the moment. She has gained prominent success over the last couple of years when it comes to her 1940s classic voice, sultry tones and sensual style. She’s is a modern Femme Fatale and has been dubbed as ‘Gangsta Nancy Sinatra’. Here we are her coolest style choices.

Lana Del Rey was given the title of ‘H&M fashion model’, where she displayed many stylish shots of herself in H&M’s finest at the end of 2012. (below) she wears H&M and her signature back-combed hairstyle and gorgeous brunette locks make her look effortlessly gorgeous!

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Her star image has blown up In positive ways, which landed her a spread in Fashion magazine ‘Vogue’.
Here (below) she can be seen in a midnight blue Mulberry Blazer.

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Lana knew she truly made it when she stepped out in a classic black Alberta Ferreti gown at Cannes Film Festival Last year. She looks like a true celebrity with her curvaceous figure and beautiful tresses. (Below)

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Lana also dresses very casually, which has inspired many females of the generation. With her trademark white blouses and blue jeans, she represents innocence, but displays a sultry side.
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Lana’s style is always changing, yet she loves to usually dress classy and casually. She never fails to look like a lady or a gangsta!

What’s your favourite look of Miss Del Rey? Let me know!
Here’s another image of Lana for her album ‘Born To Die’, which is brilliant and highly recommended!

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Young Hollywood: More ladies

Young Hollywood: More ladies

7) ChloĆ« Grace Moretz – 16 years old

This rising star is already successful since starting in (500) Days of Summer, Let Me In and Kick-Ass. She is a mere 16 years old and has made a name for herself in the movie industry. A very versatile actress, and a fashionista at a young age. (Below), Chloƫ looking grown up at Milan Fashion Week.

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Signature Trademark: versatile acting and cursing like a sailor in kick-ass

8) Nina Dobrev – 24 years old

The sexy star of the Vampire Diaries is one of the biggest upcoming young stars. She has recently starred in The Perks of being a Wallflower and her successful TV show is allowing the industry to notice her. (Below), Nina is wearing a flirty turquoise dress by Oscar De La Renta at the 2013 Golden Globe after party.

Signature Trademark: fashionable red carpet looks and real life romance with co-star Ian Somerhalder.

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9) Rooney Mara – 27 years old

Last year this brilliant actress starred in the eponymous ‘The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo’, beating Hollywood heavyweights for the role such as Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Rooney was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her amazing portrayal. Now she is currently in the thriller ‘Side Effects’, with Channing Tatum and Jude Law. Her shy persona and high fashion dramatic flair has stood out, making her a high fashion icon! (Below), Rooney wears a dramatic gown by Alexander McQueen at a side effects premiere.

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Signature Trademark: Shy persona and high fashion flair.

Spring 2013 Hair Trend: Effortless Quiffs

Spring 2013 Hair Trend: Effortless Quiffs

Hairstyles are significantly important when you want to look and feel good. Here are some of the trendiest hairstyles also seen on GQ Australia.

The first is called ‘The James Franco’, obviously inspired by the terrific actor, and it also reminds me of James Dean, an actor who inspired Franco.

To achieve this look, aim to get sides shortened and keep the back a bit longer than the sides. Aim to gel the sides back for the classic look, for the top, aim to keep it longer and blow dry back. Then whilst blow-drying, rub gel into your hair and create the wavy texture. Also the use of hairspray will give that old Hollywood style and it’s done. This is really easy to do and very effortless, kinda like James Franco. (Look below to see how it should turn out)

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Another trend is the short quiff, which is pretty similar to the one above. Here it’s more neatly done. To create the perfect quiff, use a comb to create partings whilst forming a quiff at the tip of the hair and push back. (Below) is how it should turn out. Using less gel or product here works better.

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Quiffs are very on trend, if you’re wanting to create a more extreme quiff, grow the top longer in order to create a radical look. (Below) shows a highlighted quiff, Which is very effective. Soft highlights such as light tones, chocolate or honey tones create a cool look. Hairspray works well here, although textures wax can hold the hair upright.

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So as you can see the traditional short back and sides works well. It is truly up to you to decide how long you want the top to be. If you do visit the barbers, be sure to take some images with you in order for them to get the closest possible. Having a short back and sides allows bed head to look good and you can literally walk out the house with a cool look. Highlights will look great especially in the spring.

This is how my hair looks after a fresh cut. I look at celebrity styles. So check online for people’s hairstyles you admire. Thanks!

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