“My method for curling clients’ hair is creating ugly ringlet-type curls that I then brush to make beachy beautiful waves,” Hicks told Buzzfeed. “I was laughing and joking with (my roommate) about how bad they look before I brush them.”
A lot of people didn’t get the joke
A lot of people got a good snicker at the hair on the right. But then it got really funny when a whole ton of people–mostly dudes–were very confused.
I need help with this
— J.a.B. (@_mrbellizzi) September 7, 2017
I have 0 understanding https://t.co/vXzUHznYCB
— Adam Pope (@adampope_wg2) September 7, 2017
Wat does it mean😟 pic.twitter.com/PPJr5MqVDs
— Lawrence Cimen (@lorenzsimon15) September 7, 2017
i think it has something to do with the curls ?? https://t.co/3Oml5JzFq8
— J̥ͦ W̥ͦɪʟʟʏ (@j_willy99) September 7, 2017
Can someone enlighten me pic.twitter.com/g6aQEGB9Vm
— Hakka! (@Nkumbi_TS) September 7, 2017
I feel like I'm looking at the same hair… https://t.co/UOu53SxfDi
— wy (@InsleeWyatt) September 7, 2017
This exchange is my favorite:
Then the girl he cheats with meme became even more fun, because it was like a secret code.
Now Hick’s post has been shared more than 24,000 times and liked more than 100,000 times. It has almost 900 comments, mostly from people who are confused, and people who love that other people are confused.
LMFAOOO all the boys in the replies so confused but us girls knowing what's up is great 😭 https://t.co/X7ct3Z85DY
— shelbs 👑 (@palemami) September 7, 2017
All these boys : pic.twitter.com/z853SxxE1B
— chelseaaaa (@chelseaablakeee) September 7, 2017
A lot of people compared the hair on the right to hair from a middle school dance.
it means that the girl yo man cheats with downgrades and gets the uncombed stiff 8th grade curls
— defendDACA (@NPrine) September 7, 2017
Hair like that was more in style in the early 2000s, so maybe that’s why so many people associate it with middle-school dance hair.
Of course, there are lots of women who did not immediately understand that the curls on the right are meant to be bad. And there are plenty of dudes in the world who are up-to-date on hair trends and did get the joke. Some of them were offended at the idea that dudes wouldn’t understand, but a lot of them just came to join in the mockery of the ribbon curls.
Did you get the joke? Do you like the hair? Let us know in the comments.