Modern Hair Perm Styles

Make a statement by selecting one of the sassy hair perm styles available to enhance and add pizzazz to your look this season. Whether you choose a curly perm or one that adds waves and body to your hair, your style will benefit by having a fresh and up-to-date look.

Perm Styles
Big curls, soft curls, spiral curls and waves create hairstyles ranging from soft and demure to classic and dramatic, depending on the hair length.

Spiral perms used on long hair create soft and bouncy spiral strands worn loosely for a romantic or sexy look or pulled back and arranged into a classic style. Spirals used on shorter cuts gives hair adds a softer tone, more volume and creates a more casual and mischievous look.

Weave perms are used for any length of straight hair but are especially dramatic on longer hair. Selected sections of hair are permed creating a style that mixes naturally straight or slightly wavy hair with subtly textured hair.

Stack perms creates volume for short cuts or thin hair by setting the perm with alternating sized curlers for a mixture of different sized curls or waves.

Naturally curly hair or thick unruly hair can benefit with a perm. A perm applied to both hair types straightens the hair making it more manageable and available for different types of hairstyles.

Benefits of Perms
Perms add body and bounce to fine limp hair and can help control naturally curly hair by decreasing the hairs natural curl to a more manageable size.

Once a perm has set, which takes one to two days, the hairstyle becomes easier to maintain with less work. Permed hair requires less styling time and appliances minimizing the amount of damage caused by curling irons and blow dryers.

Depending on the length of the hair, a perm adds additional styling options for a completely different look.

A quality perm provided by a professional hairstylist can last as long as four months with proper care.

Perm Hair Care
Use shampoos and conditions specifically formulated for permed hair. Washing too frequently can affect how long the perm holds up. During the first two days after a perm, handle hair carefully allowing the perm to set. Avoid using heating washing and drying hair or brushing and combing.

Professional Versus Home Perms
While many over the counter perms are available, it is best to have a perm applied in a professional hair salon. Prior to application, your hair will be analyzed assure it is healthy enough to go through the perm process and determine whether an acid or alkaline based perm is appropriate.

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Home perms can leave your hair looking beautiful while saving you a fortune at the salon. You can apply a successful home perm as long as you take your time, buy quality perm products, read and follow the instructions carefully and start with your hair in good condition.

A body wave perm will transform limp locks into voluminous tresses.

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Different types of perms can yield different results, so you want to be sure you know which option is right well before you settle into the salon chair.

Not all of us have hair that will hold a curl. For example, my hair is long, fine and straight with a few natural waves. I have had many perms, professional and home perms. None of them lasted very long. I did everything right.

Perming your hair at home is not as easy as some people think. There is a lot involved in this than just applying a perm solution and you think you will have a great curl. You have to remember you are applying a chemical to your hair and have to think about what type of curl you want to achieve before doing this or you will end up with a head of frizz and no curl.

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