Depending on the wearers hair type a spot of gel or grease may be in order. Very stylish & manly. If done properly.
The quiff is often worn as a variation or 'evolution' on the very simple (and very manly) crew cut, or with the (longer & back-combed) 'duck's arse' or DA hairstyle.
Called a 'banane' in French, for obvious reasons.
Travolta in 'Grease'
There's lots more, but has anyone seen the massive quiffs on those Japanese high-school rebel kids (often the heroes of 'shonen manga' (Japanese comics for boys))?? They kick ass!
In all seriousness, if this is what people consider "handsome" or "cool" now then that's very sad...
One direction and Justin Bieber being to blame again for it's popularity.
"It's called a quiff."
"... What an absolute silly scumbag..."