Sunday, 14 April 2013

Flip Hairstyles for Men

If you've a man who's never considered getting a flip hairstyle, a recent study conducted at Yale University might change your mind. The study, "First Impressions and Hair Impressions," was conducted by Dr. Marianne La France, professor of psychology and women's and gender studies at Yale University. La France found that a person's hairstyle significantly overpowers his facial features in creating a first impression, and the hairstyle for men that created the impression of being the most sexy and confident above all other male haircuts? The flip hairstyles worn by the likes of Brad Pitt and Matt LeBlanc. Getting a flip hairstyle is an easy way to rev up your appeal while maintaining a casual look. Does this Spark an idea?


Several types of flip hairstyles are available to suit every face shape and type. Curly hair looks best in "fauxhawk" styles, such as the kind often sported by David Beckham, in which the top is kept long, the sides shaved short, and the back lightly feathered and flipped. If you have straight hair, longer layers, such as the kind sported by Keith Urban, are a great way to cut your hair. This type of cut can be parted in the middle or on the side for versatility and styled in a variety of ways. Opt for a boyish Brad Pitt cut with a subtle front flip to accent small features or striking eyes.

Get the Cut

Find a good hairstylist by approaching men with haircuts you like and asking them who cuts their hair. Set up an appointment with a stylist of your choice. Talk to the stylist about the style you want. Have a photo of the celebrity with you whose hairstyle you want to emulate. Ask for the stylist's advice on whether the type of cut you want suits your hair texture, body frame and facial features. Discuss ways to alter the style to suit you and the amount of time you have to devote to a styling regimen.


Use styling products recommended for your hair texture to enhance your cut without weighing it down. Dry hair by applying a dime-size amount of quality anti-frizz serum or smoothing balm to the palms of your hands, smoothing it evenly onto your hair strands, then blow-drying the hair to an almost dry state using a round brush to flick the ends outward. Allow the hair to finish drying naturally to keep the style light and wispy.


Keep your flip hairstyle professionally trimmed. This hairstyle is finished using a razor tool to make it smooth and soften the cutting lines, a difficult technique to master for home hair maintenance. Regular trims get rid of split ends and keep your hair looking healthy. Hair experts advise getting your ends trimmed every six to eight weeks. Applying a tiny amount of oil, such as Morrocan, to your hair while it's damp will help keep your locks shiny. Avoid heat damage by getting regular hot-oil treatments from your stylist. Use a shampoo and conditioner system ideal for your hair type. Consider washing your hair every other day instead of every day to keep natural hair oils from being stripped from your scalp.