Rock Hudson Quiff Hairstyles

Photo of Rock Hudson classic quiff hairstyle for men.
Rock Hudson slick quiff hairstyle.

Rock Hudson was the stage name taken by American actor and star of movies and television, Roy Harold Scherer Jr. He was born on 17 November, 1925 in Winnetka, IL and died in his home in Los Angeles, CA of AIDS related illnesses on 2 October, 1985.

During the period from 1950 to 1970, he starred in several movies, many of which were romantic comedies in which he was cast opposite Doris Day. In the 1970s, he played the lead in the television series “Macmillan and Wife” opposite Susan St. James.

Picture of Rock Hudson quiff hairstyle.
Rock Hudson quiff hairstyle

The one hairstyle worn most often by Hudson during his years of acting was known as the quiff. The style was first created in 1890, but did not gain widespread popularity until the 1950s. Other famous individuals who wore or wear this hairstyle include James Dean, Conan O’Brien, and Elvis Presley.

The quiff lost much of its popularity during the 1970s, but was revived in the 1980s. There was a short span when it was not popular again, then another revival in the 1990s. The style has maintained its popularity since then.

Image of Rock Hudson hairstyle.
Rock Hudson hairstyle

Photo of Rock Hudson pompadour haircut.
Rock Hudson classic haircut

This vintage hairstyle is best worn by someone with thick hair. It must be cut so that it is longer in front than in back. The sides are slicked back using pomade to hold them in place. The front of the hair is combed straight up.

It is then flipped to the center or back of the head so that it creates a puff over the brow. This puff was tame when worn by Hudson, but it can be worn quite dramatically if one so desires.

9 thoughts on “Rock Hudson Quiff Hairstyles”

  1. Really good post. I go to a Barbers in Mayfair London called Murdock that really do this vintage look well. Long live the quiff!

  2. I love this post! I have a Rock Hudson blog. Would you mind if I used this post on my blog (giving you full credit of course)? Let me know!

  3. Hi Stephanie, Feel free to use this post/content on your blog (with credit linked to original post). If it is difficult to copy the content, just send me an email so I can send you the content.

  4. I love this post! Do you know what kind of pomade he would have used? Royal Crown? I’m trying to put together a little history of the stuff.


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