I bet you never thought you'd see the day the perm was back in fashion! Here's everything we know about this modern take on the classic 80s hairstyle.
Yes, the perm is back but don't worry there's no need to be alarmed. The modern or 'new wave' perm is a more relaxed beachy version of the iconic perms of the 80s.
Rather than tight corkscrew curls the new wave perm is about loose relaxed curls, think somewhere in between beachy waves and tight curls.
It's also most popular on medium to long hair and the focus is on making the hair look as if it's naturally curly rather than the sleek, styled curls that have been popular for the last decade.
Why get a perm?
There are a few reasons people are deciding to get perms nowadays. The most obvious of course is to achieve that naturally curly hair look.
A perm is a great way to add volume and texture to naturally straight hair which can make it easier to style and it can also be good for naturally curly hair as it will tighten and define the curls more.
Things to keep in mind before getting a perm
It's a commitment
Getting a perm is a serious commitment, not only is the process of actually getting the perm a long one but the aftercare is very important.
If you've ever watched the movie 'Legally Blonde' then you'll know that you have to wait at least 48 hours before washing your hair to avoid ruining the curls.
As well as this when you do wash it you will have to invest in a new haircare routine that is suitable for your new curly hair.
Do your research before booking an appointment
There are a few different ways to perm hair so before booking an appointment with your normal hair salon do some research on other places that offer perms and have a chat with them about it before booking anything.
A good hair salon will want to chat to you about the look you're hoping to achieve with a perm before jumping straight into it and perms aren't cheap so it's important to make sure you're confident your chosen salon will achieve your desired look.
Would you consider getting a new wave perm?