#19: Polished Dry Perm
This look is a natural curly perm. I cut it round with 90° layers to achieve a “natural fro” look. Women considering getting a perm done should be aware of the harsh effects that take place when you chemically reform the structure of your hair. Deep conditioning and treating the curls as if the curls were natural with the appropriate curly products (depending on the texture) will help the style live longer and the health of your hair to be stronger.
If you cannot afford curly products and a perm or even retouches on perms, maybe try different “at-home” rolling/braiding/twisting techniques for heat-free curls to see if you’d like the curls. Also, if you plan on styling your hair with any heat after the perm, don’t get one. It will lead to further damage and cause your hair to become more brittle. Perms last about six months to a year, depending on the size of the rods. Tighter curls last longer; looser curls don’t.
#20: Perfect Loose Perm
This look is free-flowing, relaxed, and lived in. I love the way we cut the curls to make a perfect frame around her face. I would advise women considering a perm to understand what it is going to do to their hair. Yes, you will get volume and texture, but you will also get some damage and frizz.
The health of your hair should always be most important, and if you have damaged or color-treated hair, proceed with caution. Curly/permed hair can look great on its own, but sometimes you do need to use a good styling cream and dry with a diffuser for maximum volume as we did in this photo.
#21: Modern Loose Curl Perm
I like very short hair. It’s becoming a more attractive and modern style. Face lines and head structures are very important to consider for short hair. Take into account the client’s face shape and skin color when deciding the haircut and color. With beautiful waves, I created a more voluminous, more modern, freestyle feeling.
#22: Fashionable Loose Spiral Perm
This look is both easy and fashionable. My favorite thing about this look is its softer curl, perfect for the beach and in a beanie when it gets cold out! Some advice I’d give to a short-haired client thinking about getting a perm is to determine how you’d like the curl pattern to look, what suits you best, and what makes you feel most beautiful. Then, just go with it!
#23: Permed Black Hair
I call this look an “enhanced natural.” The model had natural curls, but it was so fizzy and dry. That’s why I did a cold perm to give her hair stronger curls which suit her face very well.
You have to take good care of your curls by using the right hair care. I always recommend using volume shampoo, conditioner, and of course, a curl cream to enhance the curls and give moisture for more bounce and a little bit of hold. Be aware of using haircare with keratin or a lot of protein, which is too heavy. It will weigh your curls down. Try Natulique volume shampoo conditioner and curls defining hair cream.