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  • Creations by Linda

    Creations by Linda

    28 Wembley Av, YARRAVILLE 3013

    Creations by Linda is located just outside of Melbourne in Yarraville. For the past thirty years, the company has specialised in many aspects of hairdressing and beauty for men and…

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  • TM's Hair and Beauty Salon

    TM's Hair and Beauty Salon

    98 Ferguson St, WILLIAMSTOWN 3016

    TM’s Hair and Beauty Salon offer the full range of hair, nail and beauty services in the heart of beautiful Williamstown. Offering a full range of professional and expert services,…

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  • Chrissy's Hair House

    Chrissy's Hair House

    400 Illawarra Rd, MARRICKVILLE 2204

    Strategically positioned in the heart of Marrickville, Chrissy's Hair House has been the preferred salon for many clients in the area. Owned and operated by Chrissy, the salon offers a…

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  • Crear by Max Hair Salon

    Crear by Max Hair Salon

    73 Glenferrie Rd, MALVERN 3144

    Composed of a highly qualified and friendly team of Korean and Japanese hairdressers, Crear by Max is one of the most innovative hair salons in the Malvern area. The owner…

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  • Aqua Hair Design

    Aqua Hair Design

    15 Saint Mangos Lane, DOCKLANDS 3008

    Aqua Salon was established in Newquay Docklands over ten years ago. Aqua Hair Design has provided specialist creative services to Corporate VIP and elite locals in the community for that…

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  • Cutting Kings Hair Salon

    Cutting Kings Hair Salon

    631 Sydney Road, BRUNSWICK 3056

    Conveniently located in Brunswick, Cutting Kings is a unisex hair salon that strives to maintain excellent customer satisfaction. The company is also known for their talented staff who can perform…

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  • Maggio Hair & Beauty

    Maggio Hair & Beauty

    76 Charles Street, SEDDON 3011

    Maggio Hair Beauty is most known for celebrating the guests' desire for change by creating an appearance that is unique. As a result, the company is the premier source for…

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  • Laiba's Hair and Beauty Salon

    Laiba's Hair and Beauty Salon

    161 Bay St, PORT MELBOURNE 3207

    In order to promote optimal relaxation among their customers, Laiba's Hair and Beauty proudly offers an extensive array of beauty treatments for extremely affordable prices. The trained specialists are knowledgeable…

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  • Ritu's Makeovers - Complete Hair and Beauty

    Ritu's Makeovers - Complete Hair and Beauty

    610 Sydney Road, BRUNSWICK 3056

    Throughout the years, Ritu's Makeovers has focused on providing the best beauty offerings with a personalized approach. Since the owner Ritu has over twelve years of experience working with many…

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  • Angelschatz Hair & Beauty

    Angelschatz Hair & Beauty

    141 Victoria Parade, COLLINGWOOD 3066

    Situated in the heart of Victoria, Angelschatz Hair Beauty is a perfect salon for those who need a little pampering. Throughout the years, the company has specialized in colour, hair…

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  • Madam Rouge Salon

    Madam Rouge Salon

    124 Toorak Road, SOUTH YARRA 3141

    Serving South Yarra, MadamRouge Salon proudly maintains a sophisticated setting, relaxing vibe, and a talented team of hair stylists. The popular salon offers various services for men and women using…

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  • Bondi Colour

    Bondi Colour

    280 Bondi Road, BONDI 2026

    Time for a change in hair colour You’ll be happy to know that Bondi Colour is one of Sydney’s trendiest hair salons. Come to meet the friendly stylists and indulge…

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  • Modern Touch Hair & Beauty

    Modern Touch Hair & Beauty

    1 180 Warrigal Road, OAKLEIGH 3166

    The Modern Touch Hair Beauty salon in Oakleigh endeavour to use their creativity and expertise to meet all your hair and beauty needs. With pampering head to toe treatments, the…

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  • Shindy's Hair And Beauty

    Shindy's Hair And Beauty

    55 Oceanic Drive, MERMAID WATERS 4218

    Shindy’s Hair and Beauty salon in Mermaid Waters is like a home from home. From the moment you step into the salon you’ll be looked after. With touches like their…

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  • Emmanuel Ammo Hairdressing

    Emmanuel Ammo Hairdressing

    3 199 Toorak Road, SOUTH YARRA 3141

    If you are looking for a premium beauty salon in beautiful South Yarra, Emmanuel Ammo Hairdressing is for you Let their highly skilled and caring team transform the way you…

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  • Kabuki Hair Studio

    Kabuki Hair Studio

    101 Grattan St, CARLTON 3053

    For the past twenty-five years, Kabuki Hair Studio has been committed to providing professional hairdressing services in Carlton. The company’s extremely experienced staff specializes in Bio Ionic hair straightening, hair…

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  • Curly Top Hair Salon

    Curly Top Hair Salon

    120 116 Melbourne Street, NORTH ADELAIDE 5006

    For the swishest hair and bounciest blow drys in North Adelaide, make sure you book into the Curly Top Hair Salon. This inviting salon is staffed with friendly, knowledgeable staff…

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  • Cougar Hair and Beauty Salon

    Cougar Hair and Beauty Salon

    189 Leichhardt Street, SPRING HILL 4000

    Conveniently situated in Spring Hill, Cougar Hair and Beauty Salon provides the ultimate sanctuary for attending to the unique needs of men and women. The local company is known worldwide…

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  • Takeshi & Team Japanese Hair Salon

    Takeshi & Team Japanese Hair Salon

    Shop F1 A , Level 1,683-689 George St, SYDNEY 2000

    Conveniently located in Sydney on George Street, Takeshi Team Japanese Hair Salon has been providing excellent hair and beauty services since 2008. Some of their professional offerings include perm, foil,…

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  • Xcentrik Hair Design

    Xcentrik Hair Design

    34/36 Victoria Rd, MARRICKVILLE METRO 2204

    Conveniently located in Marrickville, Xcentrik Hair Design is the preferred salon among clients in the area. The salon has showcased a team of the most trendiest hairstylists who can deliver…

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The perm has finally surpassed the poodle with new hair technology that is making waves – literally. No longer an 80’s nightmare, the new perm treatments incorporate built-in conditioners and health-conscious chemicals that leave you with woke-up-in-this waves that require minimal styling.

Now, the results are permanent so it is important that it is done correctly.

The soft, natural waves are the hallmark of the body wave perm. This treatment involves a variety of wrapping style and large perm rod choices. The result is off-duty model hair – I just slept in my blow out, check out this soft bedhead tresses.

Now, the consequences are permanent so it is important that it is done correctly. Here is our guide to the post-80’s perm:

Do your research

Don’t let getting a perm crimp your style. Bring in a photo to make sure that you and your stylist are on the same page.

Cream of the curl inspirations include: Blake Lively or Julianne Hough for that barely-there bohemian wave, or Ciara for bouncy, voluminous curls. Each style calls for a different approach: setting time, cost and upkeep.

Talk to your stylist beforehand.

Prime your hair

Do a few rounds of deep-conditioning beforehand. Just like priming your skin before make up, the base is important.

Make sure that your hair is as healthy as can be. This technique works on all hair types but does not work well on double-processed hair. Perms have also been known to lighten hair color. If you have straight hair with no body, it was made for this.

The best length for a body wave is a lob (long bob) or longer. Have your hair cut into layers. Same-length hair may result in a pyramid.

Walk like an Egyptian – good song, not such a good look.

Size matters

The size of the perm rod will determine your curl. Go for a larger rod, and get that soft tousled look. Your stylist will customize the roller size based on your hair length and density.

Then, they will put a neutralizer through your hair, which will determine the hardness of your curls. You should discuss this with your stylist to get the look you want to achieve.

Avoid putting the perms rod in a directional way. Natural curls and waves are never uniform.

Perming process

The treatment can take anywhere between two to three hours depending on the length and the thickness of your hair.

The new process is not damaging because it uses protectants in the treatment. Thio-free solutions have been lauded because they induce less damage and odor, but they do not last as long as the traditional perm.

The waves typically relax after three to five months, however, the perm will remain until your hair grows out. This is something to take into consideration

Perm Mane-tenance

Wait a few days before washing your hair with shampoo – the curls need time to set.

After that, wash infrequently – just like dyed hair, the less you shampoo the better. Use products that made for curls, and are sulfate-free. Avoid creamy formulas that can weigh curls down. A deep conditioning protein with minerals will help to keep your hair healthy and frizz-free as possible.

The less heat, the better. Avoid blow drying your hair or straightening it with an iron. If you need to dry it quickly, a diffuser is better than rough drying.

After washing, style it with a soft curl cream, by scrunching up irregular sized strands in your hand to create an easy curl. To refresh, us ea bit of sea salt spray, scrunch and go.

At Bookwell, we want you to stress less about your tresses. What are you waiting for? Book a consultation with one of your hairstylist and make some waves.