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Learn How to Style the Latest Celebrity Updo Trend

The quiff (aka pompadour) was back in a big way at this year’s Oscars, and the trend isn’t dying down anytime soon (like you can keep a good pompadour down, anyway!). Fashioned on the red carpet by the likes of Rita Ora, Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett, the modern quiff is swept back and ultra feminine, with a breezy, flirty edge.


Here’s our take on this coveted windswept style, but with a twist. Our freshened-up version swoops into a demure ponytail complete with texture and volume. This look is perfect for a bride-to-be, a garden party or a summer escape. Unfussy and ultra glamorous, this look can easily become a part of your beauty wardrobe all year long.

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STEP 1: FORM YOUR PONYTAIL

This look is essentially achieved in two easy parts. The first part involves parting the hair at the crown, tying the front of your hair out of the way and forming a ponytail with the back half. Make sure to tease your ponytail so the look is wide and you can see your ponytail from the front. You can scrunch in a handful of whip or volume spray if extra volume is desired. We like teasing with a paddle brush. You can give your style an editorial vibe by embracing that teased look. There’s no need to brush it out.

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STEP 2: CREATE VOLUME AT THE CROWN

Tease at the crown and at the front hairline, lifting at the roots with volume spray, creating your quiff. A key technique is to backcomb from the back to the front, teasing from underneath so the top layer remains smooth. Remember: The end look is windswept, so just hold your teasing in place with setting spray. Comb out any frizz (or unwanted tease) with your fingers.

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STEP 3: MAINTAIN VOLUME AND ADD INTEREST

Push the teased front section backwards with your fingers. Twist the ends when nearing your ponytail. Twisting will help create additional lift at the crown and help hold volume in place. The lift should look effortless, not stiff.

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STEP 4: LIFT AND SEPARATE FRONT

Lift the front section with one hand while twisting the back into place with the other. Lift your roots so you give your front as much lift as possible. This is the key move in this hair dance, adding texture and height. Pin your back twist into place with hairpins, placed vertically.

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STEP 5: WIDEN TWIST

Widen your twist to create interest and volume at the base of your pony. Add more vertical pins to hold your look in place, and you’re done! Work it, girl!

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This style looks adorable from every angle. Just check out the swoon worthy moments below!

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We seriously can’t wait to rock this look at our next big event — it’s the epitome of dance worthy.

Where do you plan on wearing your quiff? Let us know in the comments below!

(hair by Maritza Buelvas, makeup by Brenda Arelano modeling by Willow Star, wedding dress by Alyssa Kristin, photography by Cassandra Eldridge

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*