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How To Style Flipped Out Ends Like A Pro

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The beauty industry is cyclical, which means what was on-trend 50 years ago will likely become popular again. In the 1970s flipped out ends were all the rage, but if you asked someone about them a few years ago you’d likely hear about the awkward, untamable flips that happen when your haircut reaches your shoulders. After several celebs have been spotted with flipped out ends on the red carpet, however, it seems that the '70s-inspired look has made a comeback. 

Wondering how to make hair flip out at the ends? We’re breaking down the best ways to achieve the look in 2019. Whether you have dark brown hair or ash blonde strands, you’re going to want to keep scrolling. 

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How To Style Flipped Out Ends With A Flat Iron

If you’re a beginner, styling flipped ends with a flat iron is the easiest and quickest way to achieve the look. Begin by applying a few spritzes of heat protectant like  Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Heat Protection Hairspray throughout your hair. This lightweight, thermal heat protection hairspray is perfect for use with flat irons and curling irons up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit to protect your hair, add shine, and reduce frizz

Split your hair up into 2-inch sections. Working with one section at a time, apply a few spritzes of hairspray like the Biolage Complete Control Hairspray to give the hair adjustable control while adding natural-looking body and volume. Then, pass the flat iron over the section. Tilt the iron away from your face once you reach your ends to create a flipped out look. Set your look with a few more spritzes of hairspray. 

How To Style Flipped Out Ends With A Curling Iron

If you’re looking to switch things up from your go-to pin-straight look, create flippy ends using a large-barrel curling iron. After applying a heat protectant, blow dry your hair as you usually would. Working with 2-inch sections at a time, apply a few spritzes of hairspray throughout the segment.

Then, use a 2-inch curling iron to flip your ends out. Lock in your look with a few more spritzes of strong-hold hairspray like the Pureology Style + Protect Lock It Down Hairspray

How To Style Flipped Out Ends With A Blowdryer 

Looking to achieve a flipped out style with lots of volume and body? It’s time to grab your blow dryer and a large round brush! Beginning with damp hair, apply a quarter-size amount of the Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Satin Design Blow Dry Lotion throughout your mane. 

Pick up a 2-inch segment of hair at a time. If you have thick hair, you might need to work in smaller sections. Wrap the top of the hair in each section around the brush and place the blow dryer underneath. Begin blow-drying the section until you reach the mid-lengths of your hair. Then, twist the brush up and away from your face and continue blow drying to create a flipped out look. Go over your ends using the flat iron technique if you want a more sculpted look. Complete your hairstyle with a few spritzes of hairspray. 

How To Style Flipped In Ends 

On the flip side, you can invert your flipped ends toward your face if you’re into something a bit more subtle. Instead of flipping your ends out, use a flat iron or blow dryer with a round brush to flip them in towards your face. 

Now that you know all about how to style flipped ends, you’re ready to take on the trend for yourself!

Interested in more expert styling tips? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you. 

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