'You vs the girl he cheats with': Hair stylist uses two pictures of curled hair to create hilarious meme - but the men of Twitter are left TOTALLY baffled
- Payton Hicks, 18, created a witty meme featuring two different curled hair styles
- The student, from Indiana, captioned the images: 'You vs. the girl he cheats with'
- The post struck a chord with women everywhere and quickly went viral
- It amassed more than 102,000 'likes' - but men were left baffled by the joke
PUBLISHED: 00:43 EDT, 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:53 EDT, 12 September 2017
An 18-year-old became a viral sensation after she created a witty dating meme comparing 'girlfriend' hair to the style favored by the 'other woman'.
Payton Hicks, a cosmetology student from Muncie, Indiana, tweeted side-by-side before and after photos of curled hairstyles, captioning the images: 'You vs. the girl he cheats with.'
The 'other woman' photo on the right shows a blonde with a head of tightly-curled ringlets, while the 'girlfriend' picture on the left shows a woman with the same beach-ready waves seen in millions of Instagram snaps - having taken the crucial step of raking a comb through the stiff curls to achieve the all-important natural look.
Inside joke: Student Payton Hicks, 18, created this meme and shared it on Twitter, comparing relaxed 'girlfriend' waves to the overdone curls favored by the 'other woman'
Beauty guru: Payton, pictured, was doing her friend's hair when she snapped the before and after shots that later took off on Twitter, racking up over 102,000 likes
Totally baffled: While women delighted in the witty post, the confused men of Twitter could not comprehend its meaning
Baffled boys: Girls and women applauded the hair tip tweet, but thousands of men commented with questions and memes expressing their confusion
Payton's suggestion that the tight curls were likely to be sported by the sort of girls who are out to steal your boyfriend, while nice girls know better, immediately struck a chord with women everywhere, amassing more than 24,000 retweets and over 102,000 'likes' after being shared on Wednesday.
But men who failed to spot the subtle difference between the styles were left baffled by the meme, with thousands taking to Twitter to admit they did not understand the joke. But their confusion only added to the delight of in-the-know women, further boosting the post's popularity.
But their confusion only added to the delight of in-the-know women, further boosting the post's popularity.
Speaking to Buzzfeed, Payton explained she came up with the idea after experimenting with hairstyles on her roommate.
'My method for curling clients' hair is creating ugly ringlet-type curls that I then brush to make beachy beautiful waves,' she said.