Oh God, I've recently been toying with the idea of getting a perm. Yes, you heard right - I said "perm." Trust me, I never thought I'd ever say these words. Given the advances in technology in the last 20 years, I'm hoping that perms have also gotten smaller, faster, more effective and better looking.
I have jaw-length, coarse, straight hair with an annoying kink in it and I'd like to get a permanently curly or wavy style just for fun. Does anyone know if they still exist? Can I just waltz into a salon and request a perm? Are there now different kinds of perms (poodle, frizz, wavy, curly?)
If possible, I would prefer to look like this:
... and not like this:
...or like this:
... or this!
Any info would be great... Thanks very much in advance!
Yes, the perm is still around. One of my friends gets a perm every three months. It looks pretty much like your mullet guy. She's had the same 80's hairdo for as long as I've known her (20 years). Good luck with your hair :)
I think they still do, although there is a salon near me that does a "helix" (I think) haircut where it is supposed to make straight hair actually curl....so they say. It involves twisting and winding a clump of hair strands around and around until really tight, then they cut the end of the clump off.....for a lack of a better way to put it. I can't imagine how that works, but they say it does....
There are digital perms which you can get at an Asian hair salon. The Korean salon where I get my thermal straightening does them. Supposed to be gentler and less frizz. I think there's already a thread about it.