How often do you touch your hair? People touch their hair for any number of reasons. Playing with your hair is quite common in flirtation, especially in women. It can also be a signal that you are feeling nervous. Twirling or fiddling with your hair can be interpreted as signs of immaturity. Flipping your hair from side to side, tossing your hair around, or continually pushing it back from your face or behind your ear can signal flirtation or nervousness or immaturity . . . The bottom line: what do you want to convey? If you are in a business meeting or professional event, you might want to keep your hands away from your hair and avoid flinging it around. Smile.