Soft curl hairstyles begin by straightening your hair as described above. Next, insert a small section of hair, including the tips, into the flat iron and gently squeeze the handle. Use a rotating motion to wrap the desired amount of hair around the hair straightener, hold for a short period of time, and release. Flip-in and flip-out hairstyles are created in a similar manner to soft curl hairstyles except that hair is inserted into the hair straightener two to three inches up from the tips, depending on the results you desire. While squeezing the handle, rotate the flat iron toward the neck for flip-in hairstyles, and away from the neck for flip-out hairstyles, stopping just short of allowing the hair to wrap completely around the flat iron. Hold this position for a short period of time before releasing pressure on the handle and removing the flat iron away from your flip-in or flip-out hairstyle.