Matty Healy: Curly High Top Quiff

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The 1975 frontman parades his thick barnet with his curls flying high in this carefully coiffed and quiffed faux high-top look.

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Why We Love It:

Controversial he might be to Taylor Swift fans, but when it comes to barnets, Matty Healy’s covetable curls tick a lot of boxes: They’re thick, glossy and versatile.

He is, after all, a man who’s rocked more hairstyles than T-Swift has written songs about her exes.

Here, he’s styled his curly hair into a faux high-top quiff look which would involve plenty of product with high-strength hold.

Just as well MFH has the tips and best buys to help you recreate the look yourself.

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • Matty’s hair is probably around 4 inches long on the top – but the curls make it spring back and look shorter.
  • His barber would have cut the weight out of the hair on the top and at the back to make it easier to style.
  • His hair is cut in a little at the sides which almost looks like a grown out fade.

Get The Look

  • Curls need a lot of care so they don’t go frizzy.
  • Only wash your hair 2-3 times a week, using curl-friendly shampoo and conditioner.
  • Gently pat the hair dry, or, better still, wrap it in a microfibre hair towel.
  • Comb through damp hair with a wide-toothed comb,
  • Apply a curl cream to prep and prime your curls to look their best.
  • Then add a strong-hold volumising mousse.
  • Warm a small amount of strong-hold pomade in the hands, and work it through the roots of the hair.
  • Spritz with heat protector, then tip your head upside down and blowdry your hair using a diffuser, gently scrunching and lifting the hair at the roots as you go.
  • Use a little extra pomade when it’s dry to shape the quiff, smooth the sides, and tame strays.
  • Finish with hairspray to safeguard your style.
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