Sleek, bone-straight hair and tousled beach waves both seem eternally trendy, but that hasn't always been the case. Certain decades — like the '60s and '90s, for example — were all about dramatic ends. Flipped-out curls and bumped-in tips were favorable compared to the uniform texture popular today. In fact, the more dramatic the flip, the better.
So far, the style has been most prevalent on mid-length strands that hit around the shoulder. From the crown to mid-shaft, the hair is worn smooth and straight, but once you're about two inches from the ends of your hair, the curl flips out. (Or, you can give your curls a dramatic, inward curl that's equally retro, but more on that later.) Celebrity stylists have been partial to the retro flip in the form of half-up half-down ponytails and side-swept bangs.
Need proof that the '90s style is back and hotter than ever? We rounded up some style inspiration, ahead.
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