The flip has been a popular hairstyle among women since the 1960s, and many stars were seen sporting this new wave of style – it is still equally popular today. The difference between today’s flip and the 60s is that today the “flip” is less curvy and stiff, and more flowing. The modern flip is meant to blend in with the movement of the hair that way it looks and feels more natural than what it did from the 60s through onto the mid-90s, and in the late 90s early 2000s the flip started to turn into a more natural look. Today, there are so many hairstyles that can be flipped out (short, long, and medium hair), and the style looks best with straight and wavy hair because curly hair is too hard to flip out. Because any length of hair can be flipped there are many styles of cuts that you can flip, and this look is usually a temporary one and will last only a day.
There are also numerous techniques to flipping your hair, and many of the styling tools that we have available can be used (even when you do not own a curling iron). The common method of flipping your hair is to use a curling iron, which to get the look you section off the hair and run the curling iron down the ends of the hair to get it to flip out. Another method is that you can use a straightener to flip your hair out, and you basically do the same steps as you would do with a curling iron. The last, popular method used to flip hair, is to take a round brush and run it through your hair after a shower (while hair is still damp) and blow-dry it as you keep the ends of you hair in the brush.
The flip hairstyle of the 60s was extremely popular among beauty pageant contestants, and today you will still see some women in beauty pageants wearing the style (it is much more relaxed than it was in the past). The modern flip can be fitted to most hair types (except curly) and is popular because it gives women body and movement to their hair. Instead of having it lie flat and sleek they would rather have body and lift to their hair – which the flip provides this for them.