So you're at a 1960s themed party and want to create an era hairstyle? If you have shoulder length hair then the "flip" is definitely the hairstyle for you! Made famous by Mary Tyler Moore in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Elizabeth Montgomery from the popular show "Bewitched", the "Flip" is certainly much easier to create these days than it was then. In the 1960s, women had to use large curlers and spend a lot of time under the hooded hair dryer to create this popular style. Nowadays we have the luxury of technology with curling irons and hair dryers to create the look. The "flip" was basically a style in which the hair was combed back and then flipped out at the ends to create a curl. Some women of this era combined the "flip" with a puffy style, in which the hair was curled and the top layer on the head was brushed into a tall, round, large barrel-like shape. Hilary Clinton and Barbara Streisand were among the modern bearers of the "flip", but there is less of the bloated and big, plump look of the 1960s.
The "flip" was and is a very feminine and flattering style and looks best when the "flip" ends over the shoulders. Depending on the size of the curl required, use either a small curling iron for a tight curl or a larger one for loose curls.
To achieve this look
- Make sure your hair is free from too much product as this can make it difficult to achieve the "flip". Maybe use a light mousse.
- Use a curling iron to twist the curl outward. It is best to do this in sections. If necessary, use hairspray to hold it in place.
- (If your hair is too long, it may not be possible to create the "flip" as the curls may fall out.)
- To create a "bouffant", you need to tease or comb the hair around the crown and then smooth it out with a brush. Add hairspray to keep the style intact.
- The 1960s were also a time of the headband and the "flip" can easily be worn with this accessory. Dress it with either a wide polyester or a crocheted or satin or elastic headband. You can use a bow, feather, headscarf, or sash, and your hairstyle will be ready to rock & # 39; roll again in the 1960s!