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How to Master the '90s Hair Flip

It's made a comeback.

Over-worked beauty is a thing of the past. Current trends, from makeup to fashion to hairstyles, all revolve around natural-looking, nonchalance. While we've all become acquainted with messy buns and no-makeup makeup, now it's time to re-introduce another hairstyle to the beauty scene: the '90s hair flip. Seen on just about all of our favorite '90s celebs and pop stars, from the loose, natural-looking ends, to the invisible, textured hold, this seemingly uncomplicated 'do actually requires a bit more skill to perfect than you might imagine. From where you start to how to make it last all day, ahead we dive into all the details to bring your throwback look to life.

 

How to Achieve Loose, Natural-Looking Ends

Hair flips are most often textured, yet clean. Edgy, yet classic. One of the two signature components of this look are the loose, natural-looking ends that give it a certain just-air-dried carefree look. To recreate, start with a nourishing shampoo, such as Serie Expert Nutrifier Shampoo , to create a softer, more supple finish to your strands. From there, condition your ends with a smoothing conditioner, such as Serie Expert Liss Unlimited Conditioner , to help tame flyaways and rough ends to really pull that natural-looking vibe together. After you hop out of the shower, choose carefully when it comes to how you detangle your tresses. We recommend opting for a soft, boars bristle brush. The soft bristles will not only effortlessly detangle hair, but they'll smooth them out while adding shine, too.

If you find that a simple shampoo and conditioner sequence isn't quite doing it for your strands, ask your hair stylist about Powermix by Serie Expert . These tailored masks are formulated according to your needs, from nutrition to repair, strength, color-protection or smoothness. Bottom line: whatever your hair needs, this treatment can give you the extra push to make your '90s hair dreams come true.

 

Invisible, textured hold on top

On top of loose, natural-looking ends, comes the perfectly textured area of hair from your hairline back to your crown. The trick is to create texture without giving it away that your hair is loaded with product. To do this, apply a pea-sized amount of styling gel to half-dried hair by running your palms from your hairline back towards your crown, focusing on the way you'd naturally flip your hair. On the opposite side of your flip, use your palm to gently smooth down that side of hair for the perfect amount of contrast to your throwback 'do. Once everything's smoothed and in place, finish off this effortless look by blow-drying to 90% to prevent moisture loss.

 

And voila! A '90s flip that could put your favorite sitcom stars to shame.

 

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