The Power Of The Hair Flip
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The Power Of The Hair Flip

Do not underestimate it's almighty power.

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The Power Of The Hair Flip
Emi Peterson

Women are majestic creatures. We are also complex creatures, but so are men, if we’re being honest. Our actions are often why we are perceived as complex, because not everyone knows how to take them. Again, if we’re being honest, that’s their problem, not ours. To shed light on one action and try to help people understand, I’m going to help you decode hair flips. There are good ones, there are bad ones, there are sassy ones, and all the ones in between. They are a powerful weapon in a woman’s arsenal of majestic-ness. Hair flips can mean many different things and be deciphered in many different ways. They range from light and cute, to classy and sassy, or just plain ratchet. However, you have to know what you’re working with, so the key is to make sure you are using and reading them correctly. So, to know what you're dealing with, here is your guide to using and decoding hair flips successfully. Below are what I believe to be the 12 main types of hair flips. Use them wisely.

1. Cute

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The light, happy-go-lucky, go-to hair flip for casually thing to be cute.

2. Classy

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When no one is on your level. Werk, it girl.

3. I'm Feeling Myself

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I know I look good.

4. Fun

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Did someone say party?

5. Sassy

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I do what I want.


6. Flirty

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Take a hint already.

7. You're in Big Trouble

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Did you really just do that?

8. Fierce

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I am a majestic unicorn of fierceness and no one can touch me.

9. Serious

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It's about to get real.

10. Show No Weakness

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My turf, my rules.

11. I'm Trying to Keep it Together


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I almost cried, but don't worry I flipped away the tears.

12. You're Wasting My Time

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Like, can you move on already?

13. I Don't Give a Finna

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Speaks for itself. Personal fav.
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