Tan France: Grey Quiff Hairstyle With Side Part

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Queer Eye star Tan France’s hair is the height – quite literally – of sophistication with its gravity-defying quiff and sharp side part.

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Why We Love It:

Tan France’s grey quiff hairstyle is as chic and iconic as the Queer Eye host himself.

A haircut like this – with so much length on top – is hugely versatile, too. You could rock a sleek, volume-packed style like Tan; go for a more slicked-back look; or even opt for something with a heap of messy, windswept texture.

And how’s this for great grooming news? The sartorial star – who also co-hosts Next in Fashion with model Gigi Hadid – shares exactly how he styles his hair in this 2019 tutorial on his YouTube channel (check out a breakdown in our How To section). His go-to products = By Vilain Sidekick Pre-Styler Spray as well as a touch of argan oil, which he uses after blow drying.

“I’ve got really dry, dry, dry coarse hair, and so I just want to add more moisture back into it,” Tan explains of the latter in his video.

Oh, and if you’re a silver fox, too, think about incorporating a silver shampoo and conditioner into your routine. These help to strengthen natural or artificially grey hair, while also counteracting any brassiness that can develop thanks to exposure to pollution and the elements.

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • For Tan France’s quiff hairstyle with side part, ask for a scissor cut with short or tapered back and sides. (You could also score a more dramatic contrast with an ultra-short clipper cut or fade.)
  • You’ll want a side part, with plenty of top length left to one side for styling. That part of Tan’s hair looks to be around four inches or so, but speak to your barber about what’ll work best for you.
  • They may use a point-cutting technique to boost your hair’s movement and texture.
  • Book in regular trims to keep both your cut and hair in good shape as well as nix any split ends.

Get The Look

  • Style a look like Tan France’s quiff hairstyle by working a few spritzes of heat-protecting pre-styler product into your hair.
  • Move your strands into place with a small round brush, then start blow drying. Begin with the shortest side of your part, directing the dryer downwards so that section lies flatter.
  • Ready to dry the back and longer top section? Use your hands and the round brush (hold and roll it up each section of hair with the dryer) to build loads of height and volume, especially in the quiff at the front.
  • Once your hair is dry, take a leaf out of Tan’s book by running a little moisture-boosting argan oil through it using your fingers.
  • Rub a pea-sized amount of matte-finish pomade or styling product between your hands, then use it to direct and shape your finished style.
  • If needed, add a pinch of extra product on the ends for bonus definition. Great work.
  • Keep grey hair looking fresh and cool by using a silver shampoo once a week or whenever strands start to appear brassy.
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