If the spiral perm makes you think about older generations, you’re definitely not alone. The spiral perm has a bit of a dated reputation and it’s no surprise: Perms were big in the ’80s and can definitely something of an outdated feeling. Today, we’re making a case for the spiral perm and giving you 24 examples of modern ways you can bring this trend back.
Do you think you have what it takes? Read on for some major inspiration.
Pair your spiral perm with a straight edge haircut that steers you away from a round style and allows you all-over volume.
Yes to Frizz
Alternatively, consider going in on the layers for a rounder look and embrace the frizz that often comes with curly hair. Believe it or not, you’ll be getting in on one of this season’s biggest trends.
Dark, Dark Brown
Add an extra touch to your curls by asking your stylist for a gloss. This will make your dark hair extra bold and will draw more attention to your curls.
Add even more shine by running TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Serum through your strands.
Long and Loose
Not all perms were created equally! This style, in particular, shows you a very on-trend way to wear a spiral perm. Consider a looser spiral that will feel much more relevant.
Short bob-length curls will help you make a beautiful and eye-catching statement.
Mix colour and texture by bleaching your curls for a very slight ombre effect.
Comb out your curls for a soft and easy windswept look.
The absolute easiest way to achieve a glam Old Hollywood look is by brushing through tighter large curls. Use your hairbrush to gently brush through your perm to give your hair this wave effect.
Grow your curls out and keep them nice and long. Switch out your usual shampoo and conditioner for a highly hydrating duo like Love Beauty And Planet Hope & Repair Shampoo and Love Beauty And Planet Hope & Repair Conditioner to keep your strands healthy and strong.
Loose Red Curls
Highlight your striking colour by opting for long loose curls.
Soft and Easy
Soft curls that start immediately at the root of your strands are a great natural-looking option.
Mismatch slightly different sized curls for all-over texture and interest. This results in a truly one-of-a-kind look.
Embrace the messy and ask your stylist for a super loose messy spiral.
Add a touch of glimmering highlights to your curls that are just a few shades lighter than your natural colour. This will make your curls even more eye-catching and bold.
You may also want to consider an extra-large spiral for an even more dramatic look.
Subtle thicker highlights will make your curls pop even more.
Curls for Days
Grow your hair out until they graze your elbows, and then get your perm. These extra-long curls are beautiful and bold.
A super loose spiral will give a very natural boost of extra texture in your strands.
Keep your curls short and sweet by choosing a permed bob.
Rooted Large Curls
Large curls paired with rooted color are the ultimate recipe for adding dimension to otherwise thin hair. This is one of the best ways to fake thicker strands.
Go for a flirty and fun style and rock a rooted bob. You’ll be hitting two trends at once and feel super confident and bold, we promise.
Go all out by embracing curly hair and platinum locks in one bold move.
The ultimate spiral perm: the long and super-tight spiral. The end result is breathtaking and striking at the same time.
Let it Grow
Wearing spiral curls on long hair will mean that your curls will likely get a little weighed down by the length. This can work in your favour if you’re looking for a more natural option.