77 Perm Hairstyle Examples for Women in 2018

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Long and thick permed hair.


For women with flat hair that doesn’t have much body, a service to build waves or curls transforms her look. A perm also called a permanent wave, uses heat and chemical to change your hair structure into waves and curls.

The style remains for a few months, hence the name “permanent.” With the right treatment and care for your new style, you will love your new look for months to come!

Welcome to our gallery featuring many perm hairstyles for women.  Also check out our top shampoo picks for permed hair here.


 
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This 70’s inspired perm gives me ALL the good vibes 😎➰➿ @ravenrowsalon #ravenrowsalon

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This shoulder-length perm style is a 70s inspired perfect for going to a party!
 
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@olaplex perm 🌀💁🏻🌀 #texturetuesday #notyourgrandmasperm

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This big shaggy permed curls looks perfect with a messy bangs. Total rockstar!
 
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Modern. PERM. Love love love her 😘 #perm #permedhair #japanbeauty #curlyhair #curly #funky @behindthechair_com

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An undercut and permed top is one of the most popular hairstyle today. Well... Welcome to the modern age!
This messy perm and pixie combined with a messy bangs is just a trendsetter for sure.
This wet-looking curly bob with long thin fringe is absolutely extraordinaire.
 
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Here's one of our American wave models from a While back #Americanwave

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A long permed hair with a short bangs is not just unique, but stylish as well.
 
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Permin'

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This hairstyle is very cool and classy.
This straight bangs with a long spiral perm looks very unique!
This bouncy spiral perm looks so chic! Added by bangs and it is so stylish!Gabrielle Union with Crazy Curls.

During the 29Rooms West Coast Debut 2016, Gabrielle Union portrayed her playful side with these crazy curls.

Soft and sexy curls in copper. This medium-length hairstyle looks extra trendy with its simple cut that has no excessive volume.

No doubt, curls create a playful volume to any hairstyle. Perming your thin hair will help you achieve that thicker and fuller look, just be sure to use essential and natural hair oils because thin hair is more prone to damage.


Types of Perms

When you look at women with natural curls, it is easy to see there are all kinds of curls. Hairdressers can mimic particular looks especially if you bring in a photo of the look you want to recreate for yourself.

1. Natural-Looking Perm

Katherine Langford's long and natural-looking waves.

Katherine Langford’s long and natural-looking waves.

2. Body Wave Perm

Vanessa Hudgens's iconic Coachella look.

Vanessa Hudgens’s iconic Coachella look.

3. Spiral Perm

Susie Castillio looking bubbly with her spirals.

Susie Castillio looking bubbly with her spirals.

4. Pin Curl Perm

Lily Collins in a classy, pin-up look.

Lily Collins in a classy, pin-up look.

5. Spot Perm

Anne Hathaway's gorgeous curls.

Anne Hathaway’s gorgeous curls.

6. Partial Perm

Daveigh Chases's semi-wavy hair.

Daveigh Chases’s semi-wavy hair.

7. Root Perm

Selena Gomez has lifted roots for a little volume.

Selena Gomez has lifted roots for a little volume.

8. Volumizing Perm

Jessica Alba in a full, voluminous hairstyle.

Jessica Alba in a full, voluminous hairstyle.

9. Multi-Textured Perm

Ashlee Simpson's multi-textured curls.

Ashlee Simpson’s multi-textured curls.

10. Stack Perm

Blake Lively in a stylish, stacked perm.

Blake Lively with stylish, stacked curls.

11. Beach Wave Perm

Young Aly Michalka's blonde beach waves.

Young Aly Michalka’s blonde beach waves.

Best Cuts/Styles for Permed Hair

1. Voluminous Waves with Side-Swept Bangs

Stana Katic exhibiting her voluminous curls paired with side bangs

Stana Katic exhibiting her voluminous curls paired with side bangs

2. Carefree Curls

Tori Kelly looking carefree with her bouncy curls.

Tori Kelly looking carefree with her bouncy curls.

3. Afro-Style

Amanda Stenberg's hair in an afro style.

Amanda Stenberg’s hair in an afro style.

4. High Ponytail

Zendaya's curls in a high ponytail.

Zendaya’s curls in a high ponytail.

5. Flaterring Mob

Anne Hathaway's wavy mob giving her a beautiful glow.

Anne Hathaway’s wavy mob giving her a beautiful glow.

6. Retro Look

Amber Heard in a curly, retro look.

Amber Heard in a curly, retro look.

7. Dyed Curls

Amanda Stenberg with her thick, dyed hair.

Amanda Stenberg with her thick, dyed hair.

Benefits of Getting a Permanent Wave

Getting this chemical application on your hair is a serious change you should consider seriously. This is because your style holds for months and in some cases, texturizes your hair for a longer period.

If you are thinking about this look, the benefits include:

  • Giving you a boost of confidence and making your hair look better
  • Adding volume to your hair
  • Decreasing the amount of styling you need to do on a daily basis
  • Enhancing the natural texture of your hair
  • Letting your hair air dry rather than having to blow drying

Can Your Hair Be Permed?

Unfortunately, you cannot perm all hair. The chemicals do not work when your hair has been recently colored or chemically treated.

Damaged hair does not do well with this treatment because your hair needs to be in a good condition to come out well. Simply ask the stylist at your salon if this is a viable styling option for your specific hair texture, style, and condition.

Perms Are Making a Comeback

When you think of a perm, it isn’t like the style that was popular in the 80s. Thanks to better chemical processes and innovations in rollers, perms aren’t the Oliva Newton John look you may have in your head.

Your hair does not require tight curls but may incorporate a wave, bend, or texture. The size of the rod used directly correlates with the curling result you get. Even the ‘beachy’ look can be obtained with this type of treatment.

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