Forget what you think you know about perms.🐩
Sick of straight strands? While some people would love to be in your position, we understand that the grass always seems greener on the other side. And try not to get too excited here, but what would you say if we had just found a way to rock waves everyday, without having to style it everyday? Let us introduce you to – the wavy perm.
We won’t blame you if you’ve got a few dodgy preconceptions about perms, but trust us, perming is having a comeback in the form of the beach wave perm and we’re totally on board. And let’s be real here, would doesn’t want to wake up with beachy waves everyday?!
8 ways to rock a wave perm in 2017
1. Tousled perm
However, if you’re not naturally blessed with a wavy texture, you can always fake your way to textured tresses with an undone wave perm, like this Instagrammer – nobody will ever know! Credit: @lenamargono
2. Spiral perm
Find that your DIY curls drop out too quickly? Opting for a semi-permanent wavy perm instead will ensure that your curls go the distance and always look flawless.
3. The ’80s perm
Make like Madonna and channel your inner ’80s wild child with a beach wave perm. But you can banish any preconceived notions of retro styles here, because instead of the tight coils of days gone by, because the contemporary way to work the look is loose and carefree! Credit: @audreyanamichelle
Editor’s tip: To ensure your curls stay full and voluminous (but not frizzy), we recommend investing in a hair mousse, like the TRESemmé Extra Control Salon Finish Mousse. This will help to define and separate your curls, making them more manageable.
4. Kinky perm
If you’ve ever worn your hair in braids overnight, you’ll know that it leaves your hair with a gorgeously crimped effect. Now, how great would it be to wake up with perfectly kinky strands every day?! Enter: the kinky body wave perm.
5. Coloured perm
Fan of colouring your hair? Having permed hair doesn’t mean that you can’t colour your hair, in fact, a perm can help to add definition and dimension to your hue, making it look even fresher! We’re loving this Instagrammer’s chic silver-tinted tones – would you dare to go grey?! Credit: @brooch_mia
6. Perm with bangs
Bangs are a super flattering addition to any look, so don’t be put off by getting a wavy perm just because you’ve got (or want to get) a fringe cut in! Want the proof? Just look at this Instagrammer’s shaggy wave perm and full, effortless fringe. Credit: @_z_23_k_
7. Beach wave perm
As opposed to separated, defined curls, a beach wave perm produces flowing, mermaid-like waves. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s a beach wave perm! Credit: @cocothehairslayer
Editor’s tip: For waves like Ariel‘s, make sure to use a serum on your hair to combat any frizz and keep your strands looking gorgeously glossy. The Toni&Guy High Shine Serum Drops can be used on both wet and dry tresses, so it’s perfect to tame flyaways at anytime of the day!
8. Subtle perm
If the get-up-and-go convenience of a wavy perm appeals to you, but you’re not sure that super curly curls will suit you, then there are definitely more subtle variations that you can try.
A loose, undone wave perm (like the one above) will give flat locks heaps of luscious texture, without having to commit to full-on curls. But be warned, it’s addictive! Credit: @hairbymillicent
Thinking of joining the #curlcrew? Then head over to our Curly Hairstyles page now, where you’ll discover invaluable advice on caring for and styling your newfound curls!