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The hair flip: a flippin' good hairstyle!

Introducing, the hair flip! But don't be fooled, there's more than meets the eye with this seemingly uncomplicated hairstyle

Overworked beauty is a thing of the past. From make-up to hair and even fashion, the current message from the runway is that natural-looking, effortless style is the way to go. Epitomising this philosophy is one of this season's trending hairstyles, the flip. This nineties throwback look certainly fits the brief as far as being easygoing and effortless. Here's how it's done...

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There's nowhere for your hair to hide with this style, which means being vigilant with your hair care routine is a must. Start by choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type – for instance fine hair will benefit from the range while the collection is perfect for restoring damaged locks. If you feel your hair needs a little extra TLC, ask your hair stylist about an in-salon intensive treatment. They will then tailor a L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Powermix formulation suited to your particular needs, whether its nutrition, repair, strength, or colour-protection.

Invisible textured hold

Now you're ready to do the flip! On half-dried hair, take a pea-sized amount of styling gel like and rub it between your palms. Next, sweep the front section of hair up and over your head towards the ear using one hand, while using the other to lightly flatten the opposite side. Try using a comb to give added definition to the flip. Finish off this effortless look by blow drying hair so that it's 90% dry. (This will ensure your hair isn't overly dried out.)

Styling the whole look


All things nineties-inspired are currently making a comeback – including the hair flip! So if you're working this hairstyle, why not embrace it by pairing it with other nineties influenced pieces, like a vintage sports jacket worn with a chic blouse. The key to bringing the look out of complete retro territory is to pair it with a modern, barely there make-up look. Instead of the dark brown lippie that was popular back in the day, try a fresh blush rose lip and a hint of highlighter along the cheek bones. Too pretty!

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