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!