'The Flip' Is The Unexpected Hairstyle Trend Of The Season

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The '60s-meets-'90s look is making a comeback

The beauty world is no stranger to a cyclical trend (or a dozen...), with many classic hairstyles falling out of fashion only to make an unexpected comeback, completely revamped.

The 'Flip', is one such iconic 'do, famous for its high volume and flicked-out ends. Originally from the '60s and then made edgy in the '90s, the look has recently been seen on the tresses of Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian West, among others, proving its return for 2019.

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WHAT IS THE FLIP HAIRSTYLE?

While it is a classic look, make no mistake, 2019's flip is different from its previous iterations.

"Today's version is slightly flatter and sleeker than past eras. In the '60s, the flip had a lot more bounce with added bends and waves, so when you walked, it really bounced along behind you," explained Joey Scandizzo, co-creative director of ELEVEN Australia.

"In the '90s, the baseline was broken up a lot more and there was less definition around the perimeter. Today's version sits heavier, with the movement around the baseline being chunkier and thicker."

In addition to the thicker ends, these days celebrities have been experimenting with the look beyond a voluminous bob, with flipped-out high ponytails and half-up-half-down 'dos giving it fresh appeal.

And while the outward flip appears to be dominating the beauty scene, the 'flipped in' look is just as stylish, as seen below on BAZAAR November cover star, Samara Weaving.

"The flipped-in style is a classic screen siren look," said Barney Martin, owner and director of Barney Martin Hair.

"To give this classic look a modern twist, ensure hair is super smooth, frizz-free and in the best condition possible. The deep part adds the glamour. Use a round brush towards the jaw line to flip the hair under and a smoothing product for a polished finish."

THE BEST CELEBRITY FLIP HAIRSTYLE INSPIRATION

Thinking of giving the flip hairstyle a try? Keep scrolling for the best celebrity inspiration photos to take to your hairdresser.

Sophie Turner

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Keke Palmer

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Kim Kardashia West

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Brie Larson

Image via @brycescarlett

Cardi B

Image via @tressesxsandrine

Kim Kardashian West

Image via @tressesxsandrine


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