Hair Trends

A Whistle-Stop Tour Of The Last 100 Years Of Hair Trends

A lot has happened in the last 100 years, times have changed and so has hair! Imagine telling a flapper girl a century ago that there would eventually be a device small enough to put into your handbag (depending on the size of your bag, of course) that could curl or straighten your hair in a matter of seconds? She’d need a lie-down!

Why don’t you take a break too? Grab a cuppa and get ready to learn about the last 100 years of hair trends

 

1920s – The Roaring Twenties

 

The roaring 20s were famous for their extravagance and rebellion! Back then, anyone who dared to call themselves a fashionable young woman wouldn’t be seen dead without a bob! This short, angular style was first met by a lot of resistance but as with most things, it was soon welcomed into the fold.

It was easy to maintain and women adored feeling liberated after chopping off their locks! If you wanted to transform your look in the 1920s, you could curl your hair using scraps of material to create tight, springy curls. Are you now thinking about how you could brush up on your heat-free styling knowledge? We’ve got you covered, check out our blog post from March!

 

1960s – The Swinging Sixties

 

Fast-forward forty years and the world had changed even more! We’d been through another World War and things were relatively normal once more. A hip new band from Liverpool called The Beatles were on the scene and absolutely everyone was trying to put together the biggest beehive possible.

Created by Margaret Vinci Held in 1960, the beehive became the most popular hairstyle of the decade and was worn by everyone, from Aretha Franklin to Audrey Hepburn. Towering hair was now the popular style and women around the world were back-combing and hair-spraying more than ever. If your hair wasn’t as high as possible in the 60s, it may have been wavy and flowing instead. Hippies were also a common sight at the time and their carefree attitude extended to their hair – they were more concerned with music than worrying about hairspray!

 

1970s – Fighting Crime And Keeping Time

 

Peace and love weren’t the words on everyone’s lips anymore but hair trends are still a very big deal. Many women were trying to recreate American actress Farrah Fawcett’s feathered hair after her rise to stardom following the television series ‘Charlie’s Angels’. Others were keeping their hair long and straight, a style popularised by Cher – who still rocks that look today! Both of these styles have stood the test of time, proving that most looks make their way back into the mainstream after a few decades away.

 

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1990s – You Gotta Get With My Friends

 

Skip the big, permed hair trends of the 1980s and you’ll find The Spice Girls at the top of their game a decade later. After watching Friends, everybody wanted ‘The Rachel’ and Jennifer Aniston’s iconic hairstyle soon became one of the most famous in history! Almost twenty years on, we’re still talking about it, so it seems like Jen’s stylist certainly did something right.

 

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The Present Day

 

As you’re probably aware, a lot has gone down in the 21st century, and we’re only 21 years in! Ross and Rachel finally decided if they were on or off and Cher is still as iconic as ever. We’ve moved on from butterfly clips and roll-on hair glitter to barrel wavers and air stylers but there’s one thing we all know – we can do anything we want to our hair.

Flip-In Hair can help you make any style you want a reality – whether it’s adding a flash of colour or simply creating the length and volume you desire.

Our wired extensions don’t require clips, glue or weaving so you can put them in and take them out in no time, allowing you to change your look even if you change your mind. Don’t forget about our colour match service so your hair can stay as seamless as possible!

To find out more about us, or to purchase our hair extensions, visit our website today! You can also call us on (0)1926 659 500 or email admin@flipinhair.com.

2021 Hairstyle Trends

Summer 2021 Hairstyle Trends

Put down the supermarket bleach and kitchen scissors, it’s time to fix up those failed lockdown hairstyles! Salons are finally back open just in time for you to get the perfect summer 2021 haircut.

If you’re struggling for inspiration, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

Mullets – Straight Outta The ‘80s

The ‘80s are back with a bang! Softer versions of the mullet are cropping up everywhere, with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Zendaya and even Rihanna sporting this striking style. Here at Flip-In we love the individuality of a mullet, so why not put your own twist on it with Flip-In Flash? We have a variety of colours to make your mullet magnificent!

2021 Hairstyle Trends

Curtain Bangs – Back From The Fringes

Longer than traditional bangs, curtain bangs are a luxurious yet low-maintenance hairstyle for 2021. Hugely popular in the ‘70s, this hairstyle looks amazing with short or long hair. Using Flip-In Original you could even have the best of both worlds. Our extensions take less than a minute to fit and add lush length to your beautiful locks.

Red Tones – Can You Stand The Heat?

Red hair was a big hit in 2020 and now we’re seeing softer hues of red popping up in 2021. Gigi Hadid has been inspiring us with her gloriously ginger hair – the new mum showing us that we don’t need to drastically alter our colour to make a statement. Our Colour Match options are second to none, with plenty of red variations to help you perfect this iconic look!

Farah Fawcett – ‘70s Chic

In another ode to the ‘70s, the Fawcett Flip – named after Farah Fawcett, the OG Charlie’s Angel – is making a huge comeback this year. This layered, full feathery hairdo has taken TikTok and Instagram by storm with Brie Larson and content creator Mallory Jade showing us just how it’s done. Add extra volume to your cute new look by using our Flip-In Original to get it big and bouncy.

Get In Touch

You can find out more about our extensions on our website. Alternatively, get in touch with us at admin@flipinhair.com or call us on (0)1926 659 500.

What is OLAPLEX

What Is OLAPLEX And Why Should You Be Using It? 

OLAPLEX is used by many people to help permanently repair damaged hair from the inside out. With its patented single-ingredient, bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, it is a one-of-a-kind product that works to restore the broken bonds in your hair. 

 

How Does It Work?

 

This hair-strengthening treatment re-builds the bonds within the hair that are affected by colour treatments, heat damage, sun exposure and so much more.

OLAPLEX says “our hair contains millions of disulfide bonds. These bonds give the hair its structure, strength, and stability. It restores damaged and compromised hair by repairing it from the inside out.” 

With so many steps, the range of products can seem a little daunting at first. That’s why we’ve broken them down for you: 

  • OLAPLEX No.0 – The newest arrival in the collection primes hair for deeper repair with the highest dose of OLAPLEX technology. Use this as a two-part system alongside No.3 for best results.
  • OLAPLEX No.1 & No. 2 – These are exclusive to professionals and only for salon use.
  • OLAPLEX No.3 – This is the product that put it on the map. No.3 is an at-home treatment that visibly reduces breakage and strengthens damaged hair. 
  • OLAPLEX No.4 – No.4 addresses everyday stresses such as damage, split ends and unwanted frizz. Use a regular shampoo to refresh your hair as well as repair it. 
  • OLAPLEX No.5 – Used in conjunction with No.4, OLAPLEX No.5 restores, repairs and hydrates without adding excess weight to the hair. 
  • OLAPLEX No.6 – No.6 is a highly concentrated leave-in smoothing cream, which prevents frizz and flyaways – perfect for all hair types! 
  • OLAPLEX No.7 – An ultra-lightweight, reparative styling oil that dramatically increases shine, adds softness and strength and enhances all hair types and textures.

 

How Can It Help My Hair? 

 

We’re all guilty of not using heat protection when we’re in a rush, or not looking after our colour-treated hair as well as we could do. This product is here to save us from our own laziness. Whether the damage is thermal, mechanical or chemical, OLAPLEX has a product to rebuild the bonds in your hair and bring it right back to health. 

 

Does It Really Work?

 

Take it from the celebs, OLAPLEX is a miracle worker when it comes to revitalising damaged hair. Drew Barrymore herself raved about the amazing results she saw after using it just once. 

“It’s amazing how much your hair changes over the course of your life—it just doesn’t bounce back the same way. But this strengthens my hair in one wash. It’s amazing.”

 

Visit Our Website

 

At Flip-In Hair, we’re always looking for the best products to help you keep your hair and extensions as healthy as possible! 

Check out our amazing range of extensions on our website. If you have any questions about our products don’t hesitate to contact us at admin@flipinhair.com or call us on 01926 659 500.

 

Sun Damaged Hair

What You Can Do To Avoid Sun-Damaged Hair

The gradual easing of restrictions, no longer needing to wrap up warm, a potential return to – whisper it – life as we know it?

Whilst there’s much to be celebrated as we move into spring, one thing that we do need to be mindful of is the impact that the sun can have on our hair. Heat styling isn’t the only thing capable of frazzling our gorgeous locks, you know!

 

How Can The Sun Damage Our Hair?

Even though most people are aware of the dangers of sun-damaged skin, considerably less are in the know about what the sun can do to our hair. In fact, when we spend too much time basking in its glory, we may experience discolouration, brittleness, bleaching and an increase in split ends. Hair that has fallen victim to sun damage will also become almost impossible to manage – and most commonly affects those blessed with fairer or lighter hair colours.

 

Why Does Sun Damage Occur?

Sun-damaged hair occurs because of how the sun’s rays react with a natural substance known as melanin. When strands of hair are exposed to heat, they can change colour, lose elasticity and become weaker in structure. All of this can set the stage for lasting damage, sunburn and a big ol’ dip in confidence.

Sun Damaged Hair

 

What You Can Do To Avoid Sun-Damaged Hair

Fortunately, there are many precautions you can take to reduce your risk of sun damage. Here are some of our favourites!

  • Suitable headwear: Before we even get into products that we recommend to protect your hair and scalp, the first thing we’d advise you to do is to wear a hat whenever you go outside. This is similar to why you would wear clothes that cover your skin when you know you’re going to come into contact with the sun. Hats not your thing? Try using a headscarf or umbrella instead.
  • Proactive haircare: All good hair care starts in the shower, so make sure you invest in a decent conditioner or pre-conditioning shampoo to get the ball rolling. Using these sorts of protective products will give your hair a fighting chance against the sun’s rays and also boost its moisture levels at the same time. As the warmer weather can increase the rate at which we sweat, these moisturising products are especially important to use during the spring and summer.
  • Use an SPF on your hair: SPF products (think sunscreens, sunblocks etc.) aren’t just useful for the skin, and many of these can help protect your hair from seasonal sun damage. Here, our advice is to apply these products just before you go outside, paying extra attention to the tips of your hair as these are most at risk of harm. Because some SPF formulas can make your hair extensions greasy, it is always best to apply them to these parts of the hair in moderation. If this proves to be a problem, it might be worth changing up your look altogether. Ponytail, anyone?
  • Be mindful of swimming: This last one might be tempting fate a little, but exposing your hair to the chlorinated water found in swimming pools (both here and abroad) can weaken its defences against the sun. To stop this from happening, wear a swimming cap or keep your hair out of the water altogether by tying it up. Harmful chlorine should also be rinsed away by showering after you leave the pool.

 

Visit Our Website

At Flip-In Hair, there’s not much that we don’t know about how to help you put together – and maintain – your perfect look. To explore our extensive range of hair extensions, please visit our website. You can also contact us via email at admin@flipinhair.com or by calling 01926 659 500.

Stock Our Super Styles

Stock Our Super Styles

The global hair and wigs market is predicted to reach revenues of more than $10billion by 2023, and although buying extensions online is a common practice when people want to add some lusciousness to their locks, hair and beauty salons are starting to see a significant share of the sales too. So whether you currently stock extensions and are thinking about expanding your range, or you are considering starting out, there is no Flip-In time like the present.  

Flip-In Hair has been proudly supplying unique, patented hair extensions to customers and salons since 2007. In that time we have seen substantial growth, becoming recognised for our quality and innovative contribution to what is often seen as an oversaturated market. Although we’ve got bigger, we are still the same company, and we still supply the same temporary and damage-free hair extensions to people all over the world.

 

What Makes Us Flip-In Different?

Unlike our competitors, Flip-In offers bespoke extensions that take less than one minute to fit and literally seconds to remove. Say goodbye to the tedious process and preparation that you have to go through to fit standard extensions, and say hello to Flip-In. 

In the past, choosing to have hair extensions and deciding on their style was a hard and cumbersome process – not just because of the cost and potential for damage, but also because you could never be sure how the final result would turn out! With Flip-In, you can remove your extensions as quickly as you put them in, change your style on the go if you so desire and always look your best for whatever the occasion may be. 

All of our extensions are temporary and damage-free products that feature no clips, no glue and no weaving! These are also adjustable to perfectly fit the size and shape of your head, so you’ll be comfortable for however long you want to rock that new look for! 

 

Become A Flip-In Stockist

We want to give every hair and beauty salon the chance to stock Flip-In products, regardless of how big or small they may be. However, we know that the upfront cost can be quite a lot for small and independent salons to manage, which is why we are offering all salons a temporary discount if they want to become a Flip-In stockist! 

For a limited time only, you can get a 30% discount on all Flip-In Hair products and extensions, and a whopping 35% if you decide to order 10 or more sets of extensions at a time. The hair extension market is growing rapidly, with more and more people seeking professional advice before purchasing hair extensions. 

So get ahead of the curve – stock our innovative hair extensions today and help your customers get the look and style they have always wanted.

 

Contact Us

We want to make your hair dreams a reality, so if you have been thinking about upgrading your hair and your look, then try our range of innovative hair extensions – we promise you won’t be disappointed. 

To learn more about our range of products, visit our website. To contact us, call 01926 659 500 today. 

 

Back To Work Or Back To School

Whether You’re Back To Work Or Back To School…

As Septembers go, we’re sure 2020’s will go down as one of the strangest. Although restrictions have generally eased across the board and people have been given license to go about their lives as normally as possible, it’s crucial to remember that it’s still not quite business as usual and that many of us will be expected to work and live in strict accordance with several health and safety measures for the foreseeable future.

Make your return to your school or place of work less of a struggle by ensuring that you’re appropriately styled for the occasion. With hairdressers, salons and beauty clinics closed until very recently, we were delighted to supply customers everywhere with our innovative and natural-looking hair extensions throughout lockdown and we want to continue to help you achieve your hair goals as the world slowly begins to open up again. 

 

Making a good impression

Going back to the office after a long period of absence can be stressful at the best of times, and the same can be said for beginning a new school year. But, by choosing Flip-In Hair, you can give yourself the confidence to make it through either of these challenging situations. Social distancing may still very much be in effect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t impress your friends or colleagues from afar with a bold and striking new look seemingly pulled from the pages of a glossy magazine. Whether you’re back to work or back to school this month, Flip-In can put you at the top of the class regardless of the style you choose! 

 

A style to suit you

Our extensions come in a variety of colours and types, meaning that you’re guaranteed to find something to get the office or classroom talking when you browse our extensive range of products. Unlike more traditional forms of hair extension, ours can be fitted in little more than a minute and removed in mere seconds – perfect if you’re prone to changing your mind on a whim! 

As a means of instantly adding length and volume to your existing hair, our extensions have been designed for comfort and convenience and we’re proud of the fact that these feature no clips, no glue and no weaving. After all, who said that experimenting with a new hairstyle always has to be so difficult and time-consuming? 

 

Have a great hair day, every day!

Since 2007, our stunning selection of extensions have been used by those looking to change up their style without having to resort to a more permanent, and possibly dissatisfactory, solution and people all over the world continue to enjoy our high-quality products thanks to the simplicity of their design and damage-free guarantee! 

To find an extension to suit you, visit our website today. You can use our Colour Matcher for further style ideas or call 01926 659 500 to speak to a member of our team. Have a great hair day, every day, with Flip-In Hair! 

 

Achieve The Perfect Post-Lockdown Look With Flip-In Hair

Achieve The Perfect Post-Lockdown Look

It’s been a tough few months even for the best of us, but with lockdown slowly easing, there is now a light at the end of the COVID tunnel. If you want to look your best for that first night out, you don’t need to spend a fortune to change your image – you just need Flip-In Hair!

Flip-In Hair was founded to provide innovative, damage-free hair extension products. Made from 100% human hair, our products can be curled and straightened by heated appliances. With countless options to choose from, you’ll find the perfect companion for your post-lockdown look.

 

Beautifully Bespoke

We have 40 standard colours to choose from, ranging from jet black to light blonde. These can be made up of a 2-tone stripe or a tricolour blend.

If you’re looking for a more personal, one-of-a-kind piece, we offer bespoke orders made specifically to your personal requirements, all for an extra £20. Who knew your perfect match would be such good value?

With our bespoke extensions, you can customise:

  • The length
  • The colour mix
  • The style, with the option of having a ponytail or a straight cut.

The extensions are also reversible, so, by simply adding a block colour overlay to one side, you can create an extra look from the same set of extensions!

 

Flip-In Brilliant

No long-term commitment, no damage, no more traditional hair extensions. Flip-In Hair offers the extensions you love, without all of the unnecessary hassle and maintenance. Our products require no clips, no glue and no weaving and can be added to your hair in an instant without causing any damage.

To use our extensions, put the hair wire on like you would a headband, then move the top section of the hair over for a discreet, natural look. This makes the extensions easily removable, and something that can be achieved in less than a second!

 

Your Dream Hair Is Just A Call Away!

Choosing to have hair extensions is no longer a drawn-out decision – Flip-In gives you style when you need it! To learn more about our bespoke hair extensions, visit our website or contact us on 01926 659 500.

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Love Island Makeover Using Flip-In Hair’s Extensions

Whether it be at work, during a catch-up with friends, or through overhearing discussions whilst you’re wandering down the supermarket aisle, ITV’S Love Island is the most popular topic of conversation over these Summer months. Nearly EVERYONE is talking about it, and the show is firing up debates in every work place! At Flip In Hair, we were delighted to find out that our original wired extensions had been included in a recent Love Island-inspired make-over! This was featured in an article in The Sun.

£1k Love Island Inspired Makeover

Writer, Becky Pemberton, underwent an exclusive £1k make-over inspired by ITV’s most popular TV show, which is set in the exotic Spanish location: Majorca. The show centralises around match-making single individuals in hopes of finding a budding romance, whilst lapping up the sun in an exotic, idyllic paradise.

Becky enlisted stylist and beauty guru, Mikey Phillips, who had styled numerous Love Islanders over the past few years to fulfill the makeover.

We were thrilled to find out that Flip-In Hair Extensions were used for Becky’s hair transformation! Throughout her glamorous transformation, Mikey ensured that she “looked like the ultimate reality star show pony”, by fixing a “£180 hair piece from Flip-In Hair onto the top of my head within seconds”, granting her with “fuller and longer wavy locks”. Becky then exclaimed how she “fell in love with my new hairstyle immediately and never wanted to take the real-hair extensions out.”

Get Your Flip-In Hair

So if you want to look like the beautiful Becky post-makeover, browse the range of extensions on our website now to transform your lacklustre hair to voluminous, full of body, flowing, glamorous locks!

If you would like to read Becky’s article about the entire experience, check it out here. Or contact us here for more info.