10 Curly Perm Hairstyles

Craving a curly look but can’t get it naturally? A curly perm is an easy and efficient way to add texture and curls to your strands. Curly perms are done using chemicals that help reshape small sections of hair. When the chemical is applied and hair is wrapped around rods, hair reshapes itself to sit in a curly texture.

It can be easy to have some hair texture envy which may lead to thinking about perm hairstyles. There are plenty of bold and beautiful curly hairstyles to inspire, and only so much time left to spare in your morning routine. Another 20 minutes battling with a curling iron? No, thank you.
If you’re thinking about giving a perm a try then you’ll want to check out these hairstyles.


1. Vivid Orange Perm Hairstyle

Perm hairstyles: Vivid orange hair
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Why not go all out when making the change? Draw some attention to your curls in the best way with a bright, vivid shade of orange. This hue is bold, daring and works beautifully with corkscrew curls.

Don’t forget to keep your hair colour looking vibrant for as long as possible with the Dove Nutritive Solutions Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner.


2. Small Spirals

Woman with small spiral curls
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If you’re not ready for big and bold just yet, start with something more subtle. Consider a perm with smaller spiral curls. This unique style is soft and low-key while still giving you that added texture.


3. Voluminous Curls

Voluminous permed curls
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If va-va-voom is what you’re after, you can consider a super voluminous look by opting for high-volume curls. This look is all about height and dimension and is not for the faint of heart.


4. Ombré Perm

Ombre perm hairstyle
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Get in on two trends at the same time by opting for a long perm broken up by a beautiful and slow ombré. This soft transition draws even more attention to your curls for a truly spectacular look.


5. Loose Curls

Woman with loose, wavy curls
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Not all perm hairstyles were created equally! Try a looser option for a more laidback, low-commitment look that will save you tons of time. This a softer and more casual alternative to a classic perm.


6. Irregular Curls

Woman with long blonde, wavy curls
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Irregular curls will add loads of texture to any hair type! Ask your hair stylist to alternate the curl pattern so that each curl goes in an opposite direction than the last. This will create an irregular and more natural look.


7. Classic Curly Bob

Perm hairstyles: Classic curly bob
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Give the classic curly bob an instant makeover with these loose textured waves. Accessorise your strands or wear them as-is for a super cute, relaxed look.


8. Tight Curls

Woman with short tight curls
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When in doubt, opt for a classic. It doesn’t get any more classic than these tight curls. They mimic the pattern of natural curls perfectly.

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Go for high shine curls by running some TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil through your perm. This hair oil is the secret to super shiny curls every time.


9. 80s Revival

80s Revival perm hairstyle
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There’s nothing we love more than a set of curly bangs. Many curly-haired women think they can’t wear bangs and those who are considering a perm might feel the same way. This look proves that’s not the case!


10. Curly updo

Woman with a casual curly updo
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Gather your curls up into a high ponytail to show them off! This perm hairstyle will give you volume and is the ideal curly summer ‘do.

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