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.
This shoulder-length perm style is a 70s inspired perfect for going to a party!View this post on Instagram
This big shaggy permed curls looks perfect with a messy bangs. Total rockstar!View this post on Instagram
An undercut and permed top is one of the most popular hairstyle today. Well... Welcome to the modern age!View this post on Instagram
This messy perm and pixie combined with a messy bangs is just a trendsetter for sure.View this post on Instagram
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This wet-looking curly bob with long thin fringe is absolutely extraordinaire.View this post on Instagram
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A long permed hair with a short bangs is not just unique, but stylish as well.View this post on Instagram
This hairstyle is very cool and classy.View this post on Instagram
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!
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.
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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
2. Body Wave Perm
3. Spiral Perm
4. Pin Curl Perm
5. Spot Perm
6. Partial Perm
7. Root Perm
8. Volumizing Perm
9. Multi-Textured Perm
10. Stack Perm
11. Beach Wave Perm
Best Cuts/Styles for Permed Hair
1. Voluminous Waves with Side-Swept Bangs
2. Carefree Curls
4. High Ponytail
5. Flaterring Mob
6. Retro Look
7. Dyed Curls
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.