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Perms in Melbourne

Are you looking to make a perm-anent change? A blow wave perm will dispel any notion you have of the perm as an 80’s nightmare. It’s all about soft, natural waves; you’ll be rocking that off-duty model vibe whether you’re eating ricotta hotcakes at Top Paddock or vintage shopping on Sydney Road. If you’re ready to make waves, book an appointment with one of our perming experts in Melbourne.

Now we’re here to make like Elle Woods and give you a break down on the post-80’s perm:

Figure out what you want

Like most things in life, it’s good to be prepared. Don’t crimp, we mean, cramp your style by getting Flashdance fuzz. Do your research and bring a photo to your hairdresser. If you’re looking for tousled beach waves, channel Blake Lively. If it’s bohemian curls you’re after, go Sienna Miller.

Talk to your stylist beforehand. Each look will need a different approach: setting time, cost and upkeep.

Get your base right

Get your hair as healthy as can be. Do a few rounds of deep conditioning beforehand to prep it. While a perm works on all hair types, it does not work well on double processed hair. Be careful, if your hair is too damaged it will become brittle and break.

Ask for a Thio-free solution because they induce less damage and odor. However, they do not last as long as the traditional perm.

Make the cut

We recommend lobbing (long bob) it up, or just a little bit longer. Cut some layers into it because same length hair, when permed can have that triangle effect.

Take care of that hair

In the wise words of Elle Woods: “The first cardinal rule of perm maintenance [is] that you’re forbidden to wet your hair for at least 24 hours after getting a perm at the risk of deactivating the immonium thygocolate.” In other words, avoid getting your hair wet until your curl sets.

Wash infrequently with a sulfate-free shampoo. Creamy formulas can weigh your curls down so stay clear.

Now that you’re ready to be the cream of the curl, make an appointment with one of our perming experts in Melbourne today.