We have some very specific memories stored when asked “What is a perm?” This is usually asked by a younger person who has not had a chance to experience permed bangs, big hair, and Aqua Net which are better to be left in the 80’s. Instead, let’s say ”hello” to the cool modern hairstyles for permed hair!
Perm Hair Update
Modern perm is not restricted to extra voluminous frizzy hair of the past. Now you can vary the size and tightness of your curls ending up with a personalized hairstyle that does not shout “Oh, yeah, it’s a perm!”
For a spiral curl that is reminiscent of a china doll, this permed hair has your name on it. Perfect ringlets blossom with a sophisticated edge, making this look great for the office (or the dance floor)! Worn with a suit or a mini, this hair is going to stand out, and everyone will love it!
Mona Lisa Didn’t Have Those Curls
This natural looking perm creates a cascade of spiraled curls down your back for a more dramatic, full look. Closer to the ends this cute curl pattern resolves into a luscious set of waves that will be the talk of the night!
It can be scary to use harsh chemicals on your hair. If you are in search of less harmful perms for medium hair, then an acid perm is the best option for you. Those who are new to this procedure should try it first because it lets you achieve loose s-shaped waves with less damage to hair than with alkaline perm.
Statement-Making Spiral Perms
Ladies who want a heavy dose of volume should try a spiraled style. Make sure to layer your curls so that they don’t overwhelm your face, especially if you have a smaller face or facial features. This works best with hair lengths that are above the shoulders.
Loose Curl Ombre Perm
Probably the most desirable of permed hairstyles, a plain curl look is natural and suits many face shapes as well as different hair colors. By letting the curls float around the bottom, you can create volume that doesn’t overpower.
Tight Sandy Blonde Perm
This process is not just for older women, it can work for younger ladies too! All girls want to express themselves, and if they want crazy curls, a perm is a great way to attain that.
Perms were popular back in the day as a prom hairstyle—and many wish to forget that time in their lives! But, you don’t have to shun the look altogether, it’s just about how you wear it and what size your rods are. A loose perm will work well with long hair that needs a soft style.
Light and Loose Perm
You don’t have to use chemicals all over your head to create texture. A spot perm will allow you to create a curl pattern in the specific areas that you desire. Loose layers can be achieved in permed hairstyles by just leaving the chemicals on for a shorter time period.
Permed Hair for Mature Women
Older women may need a little more visual volume within their styles to camouflage thinning strands. Gentle short perm hairstyles are ideal because they will give you some body without damaging sensitive strands.
Perm for Short Thick Hair
Even with short hair perm is a way to have the curl you want without any extra effort. This blond perm hair style is chic and catchy thanks to its color and effortless vibe that comes from the texture.
When choosing the right curl pattern, it’s best to find out what works best with the hairstyle you’d like to wear. If you have minimal layers or a basic one length cut, a stacked perm is ideal because it provides volume at the bottom of your hair, leaving the top flat. It also shows off beautiful color.
Bouncy Brown Perm
Perms are created with a solution that breaks down the bonds of keratin in your hair and restructures your locks once they are placed on a rod. To achieve these sexy spirals you will need to have your locks wrapped around large rods to make sure that the curls aren’t too tight.
Beach Blanket Bingo Hair
To achieve beautiful permed hair, you often need to have some patience. Sitting and waiting for it to set can be tiresome, but this beach wave perm is the best way to look like you live on the ocean. Salted locks have a distinct look, and this is a great way to get it (without all of that sun damage, of course)!
Keep the Bangs Alive
If you have straight, medium length hair, it can be difficult to decide what to do with it. So, here is a great example of how to give yourself a spruce up while also keeping true to your natural hair texture. These bangs that start way back on top of the head and mid-shaft-to-ends waves give you a dynamic, “I am fun, but I mean business” look.
1920’s Flapper Perm
Cute, short permed hairstyles are not poodle-like anymore. Here is a great version of a style we have seen for ages. Being a bit messier, this short hair style is easier to keep up with and great for warmer climates. It keeps your neck free, while the small V-shaped section at the nape lengthens it to create a more dramatic silhouette of the cut.
These spiral curls are fun! Creating a full “Afro” style, this perm makes you look like you are ready to share the stage with Ms. Diana Ross herself. The 1970’s gave us permission to recreate this bold style, and we couldn’t be happier! Thick and curly wins!
Having medium length hair gives you tons of options, so how do you choose? Perm hairstyles today are much more fun than the original perm look. Check this “I just got off the motorcycle” style: the delicate curls build upon one another with just the right pizazz.
Annie Get Your Gun Perm
For the tightest and tiniest curls, this is your go-to style. A sweet blossom to accent this look will ensure plenty of attention, smiles, and a few conversations along the way. Tight curls nestle together to create the full height and texture. A honey blonde color brightens up any face! Permed hairstyles are still in, and we love them!
“Gimmie Just a Little Bit” Gentle Curls
These curls are barely there, and that’s exactly how they are meant to be. The “almost waves” are good for shoulder length hair that you’d rather wear a little bit textured, not too voluminous. Rock this versatile ‘do with any style, in any setting!
A Crown for a Princess
This curly bottomed half updo is accented with a surface braid that runs diagonally down the back, keeping all of the upper hair in place, while ensuring the curls are noticeable. A bit of texture gives more complexity, while the crown braid secures the ends.
Perm hairstyles of shorter length are no longer your only option! Is your mind racing with ideas? Then, grab the phone, and make an appointment with your hairstyling expert today! Get ready for compliments from everyone who is brave enough to approach you!