We live in an era of decision fatigue so I’m not sure I have any strength left to cope with the latest hairstyle celebrities have resurrected from the grave. It’s flirty and fun and you know it pretty well: That flippy ended look that gives you the bounce of slo-mo shampoo and conditioner commercials of cable’s past. It’s very ’60s, but also very ’90s-being-kind-of-’60s, which makes it the perfect backdrop for all the barrettes and headbands we’re currently blowing through.
All it really takes to get this look is the fiery clamp of a flat iron or curling iron, a flick of the wrist, and definitively choosing a side that may have ramifications for hours, possibly days, to come: do you flip the ends in? Or do you flip the ends out?
Are you Amber in Mr. Hall’s class in the feathery black outfit (out)? Or Amber in Mr. Hall’s class in the red stewardess outfit (in)? Do you want your high ponytail to give the nape of your neck some breathing room (out)? Or do you want your high ponytail to gently graze the nape of your neck periodically throughout the day (in)? Are you more of an extrovert (out)? Or an introvert (in)? Are you better at flipping your hair in (in)? Or are you better at flipping your hair out (out)?!
It’s a deeply personal decision that only you, your hair, and your wrists can make. So, below are six examples of flip-ins and six flip-outs to help sway you one way and then back to the other. Please do let me know what you decide in the end so I don’t have to.