Think of it as the best possible ’80s revival ever.
For those guys who are looking to experiment with their hair and get in on the recent curly hair trends, this one’s for you. The man perm is making a comeback, and before you roll your eyes and write us off completely, we’re here to convince you that it’s decidedly much less ’80s reminiscent than expected. This modern version of the man perm incorporates style and texture for a look that gives you perfectly on-trend curly results.
Are you one of the brave souls considering trying out the man perm? Read on, kind sir, for some major inspiration:
The Man Perm
1. Wear It Wild
A medium-length, tightly coiled perm will result in a wild and adventurous-looking style. Pair this look with a well-kept beard to avoid having your hair take over your entire face.
2. Side Part
Get yet another change of perspective by changing your part as you learn how to style your new perm. You’ll be surprised by how much of an impact your part can have on the overall angles and perspectives of your face.
3. Close Beard
Here we have yet another example of how a closely-shaven beard can balance out your perm. Some men are hesitant to jump on the curly hair trend because all of the texture, and we do admit that all this volume can be a little overwhelming. Streamlining your curls with Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse and a well-groomed beard will take the edge off such a dramatic style.
4. Loose Waves
It’s important to note that opting for a perm does not necessarily mean ending up with a head of coiled curls. Ask your stylist for a looser wave for a more laid-back style.
5. Man Bun
You can always tie your curls up into a man bun as an easy-to-create and on-trend style to fall back on.
6. Long Tight Curls
Wear your curls long and defined. A healthy dose of Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Gel will keep your curls tight and defined all day long.
7. Overgrown Fade
Fake natural looking curls by going for a medium-sized perm and ask your stylist for a slightly overgrown fade to nail two trends at once.
8. Highlighted Curls
Go all in for a full-on makeover by getting your hair highlighted too. Keep in mind that between the chemicals from your perm and the ones found in hair dyes and bleach, you’ll be putting your hair under a lot of stress. Make Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-In Conditioner a regular part of your routine to hydrate your strands and keep them as healthy as possible.
9. Curled In Front
Start slow and consider keeping your ‘do closely cropped with just a little curl up front to start.
10. Cropped Cut
Cropped curls are a great way to show off your new texture without wearing your curls too long.
11. Combed Up
Use your hair brush to comb your hair upwards and wear your curls with a little bit of volume.
12. Brushed Back
Alternatively, you can brush your curls directly back to open up your face and keep your curls out of the way.
13. Curly Bangs
As you’ve most likely already guessed, it can be a bit challenging to make curly hair work with bangs. This bowlcut-inspired look manages to incorporate both curly hair and bangs in a trendy and surprisingly endearing style.
14. Bleach Blonde
Lighten up with bleach blonde curls and make two bold hair changes at once.
Looking for more ways to style your curly hair? Check out 16 hairstyles for men with thick curly hair.