If you’re ready for a big, fabulous makeover, consider getting a perm. Whether you want to get super curly locks, soft waves or perfectly straight hair, you can always play with the idea of a perm. Contrary to popular belief, not all perms damage your hair. Nowadays, with new techniques you can get the hair structure you’ve always dreamed of while keeping your curls happy and healthy. Let yourself be inspired by these 50 ideas!
1. Sweet spiral perm
Spiral perms are indeed delicious eye candy. This durable style shines with well-defined, feather-light curls that do not take much time to breastfeed. They also work for short and long hair alike.
2. Messy curls
If you want to highlight your rebellious side, go for messy permanent locks. You can throw them from side to side with minimal effort. In addition, they look fantastic with both casual and fancy outfits.
3. Perm rods results
For a DIY approach, you can always think about the use of permanent wave rods. This helps if you want to give your natural hair a shape and you will love the results. It could take a little longer, but the result is worth it.
4. Curls and pony
One of the best parts about perms is that you can choose to rock it with or without a pony. For the Bohemian Glow, consider letting a few chopped-off pony forward. You can always put them aside for a change.
5. Dazzling Digital Perm
If you want your waves to stand out when your hair is dry, then the digital perm is just what you need. In addition, this perm gives you curly, wavy hair when it’s wet. The results are similar to those of a curl iron, making it the perfect hairstyle for girls who want those gentle waves.
6th beach wave perm
Enjoy year-round sunshine in your hair with beach waves. These are perfect for the girls who love the messy but tamed look, with carefree curls everywhere. It is enough to brighten your day every day.
7. Curly balayage
Once you get your curls, you can start thinking about coloring them if you want. One of the biggest trends lately is Balayage. Although it is like Ombre, the gradient is much smoother and enhances the natural sheen of the look.
8. Ombre locks
Of course, you can always count on the bold contrast that Ombre has to offer. This color scheme is particularly attractive when combining dark brown with blond or a similar shade of light. You can, however, mix any color.
9. Pink permed hair
For even bolder access to your freshly curled locks, try a nice pastel tone. For example, this cotton candy pink is the latest craze. If you have bright eyes, it looks even more gorgeous, so girls with blue or green eyes should keep an eye on this fairy-tale look.
10. Permed natural hair and pony
If you took your natural hair and left bangs, one of the best ways to style them is with the pineapple. This swollen ponytail with pony is so named because of its similarity to a pineapple. Nonetheless, glamor lasts for days.
11. Sensational Curly Perm
This is what a super curly style looks like. The all-round look is enhanced by the dark highlights, which combine wonderfully with the platinum-blonde base. If you want a long, slim result, skip your hair in layers.
12. Boho waves
A Bohemian spirit is often supplemented by soft, loose waves. In this regard, we recommend women who opt for the boho-chic style, not to opt for full curly hair. Instead experiment with wavy hair.
13. Gray corkscrew
As far as hair colors are concerned, gray hair is hotter than ever this year. Mix it with permed hair and dark roots and you have the granny hair results that you crave. Wear your hair loosely in a loose updo or relaxed.
14. Lean Loose Perm
This is another example of how wavy hair becomes after perming. If you have long hair, it is beautifully shaped into delicate waves that flow all around.
15. Immaculate Straight Perm
Although we are used to combining perms with curly or wavy hair, it is also possible to get a straight one. Especially in Asia, perms are popular and we can fully understand why. The result is soft, shiny and stylish from all angles.
16. Soft Retro Pin Up Glam
If you feel you enjoyed living in the ’50s, you can take on a retro vintage hairstyle that brings glamor back to the Golden Age. These Jessica Rabbit-style Pin Up Curls are an excellent start.
17. Perm for short hair
In many cases, short hair can be harder to style than long hair. However, this is not the case with stacked bobs and perms. This haircut and curly style will give you plenty of volume when rocking short curls.
18th Rose Gold Wave Locks
In addition to the gray hair, Rose Gold earns a podium finish for some of the latest and greatest hair color trends. As the name implies, it mixes wonderfully light pink with nuances of gold. It is one of the most beautiful colors you can use to bring your permanently waved hair to life.
19th body perm
A body wave, also known as body wave, is a loose alternative to the classic curly perm. Instead of being rolled tightly into small curls, the hair is permeated to get big waves. It’s a natural approach to perm that is flattering to all face shapes.
20. Ash Blonde Curls
Let’s not forget, ash blonde, if you play with new hair colors trends. It looks absolutely radiant on permanently waved hair, with all-around blond and gray tones. Like rose gold or gray, it complements curls of all lengths.
21. Natural ginger
Women born with natural red hair can enjoy rich, coppery curls without hair dye. If you’re a natural ginger, you just have to focus on the curls and enjoy the stunning results.
22. Big perm
If you want as much volume as possible, you can choose one of two options. First, you can get numerous tight corkscrew curls. Unfortunately, this look is not good for everyone. Second, you can opt for wide, loose curls that lead to a big and beautiful perm.
23. Piggyback perm
Fancy little curls? The Piggyback Perm technique is for you. Unlike other perm methods, the Piggyback includes two bars for each hair segment. You will end up with a wealth of curls to enjoy every day.
24. Big and soft curls
If you are not sure whether to choose curly or wavy hair, you can get something in between. While these permanent locks are actually curly, they flow gently like wavy hair. It’s another fantastic way to get a natural look.
25th summer sunshine
This is an alternative to rocking a beach wave perm that will make you the center of attention. It has a beautiful carefree approach to a soft perm enhanced by the bold ombre contrast. It also looks spectacular against darker skin tones or tanned skin.
26. Pretty, wavy Perm
This permed hairstyle looks so natural that you would not even think it’s permanent. If you want something similar, you should choose a natural hair color that matches the silky waves. Chocolate brown or maroon are two wonderful ideas for the beginning.
27. Glamorous Root Perm
Remember what we said about this elegant retro glam? Well, you do not have to worry that you need long hair for that. The timeless root perm looks great for short locks. The results are noble, refined and irresistible.
28. Short and playful
Short hair can also benefit from a variety of curls. This is the casual approach to the above style. It’s just what you need, if you want your hair to appear naturally curly.
29. Half half curls
Long-drawn locks offer a whole world of styling options. If you want to accentuate the shape of your curls, you can try this half a half top knot look. Keep some loose curls in the front to further define their shape.
30. Perms for long hair
Shakira has inspired women around the world to embrace curly hair since the early 2000s. The beloved Latina singer is known for her bold blonde curls, a style that can also be achieved by perms.
31. Exotic and voluminous
If you want an even more exotic approach to your permed hair, consider this island beauty look. It has the same effortless style as most curly perms, with the majority of one piece carelessly thrown to the other.
32. Perm Rods on natural hair
For larger curls on natural hair, use thicker perm rods. They are an exceptional way to outline your natural hair and get more than enough volume on the way.
33. Hanging magenta locks
When bright, vivid colors define your personality, do not be afraid to use them in your hair. Magenta, for example, is a brilliant hue that brings forth every outgoing soul. Plus, it perfectly complements permed hair.
34. Loose curl perm
Singer Tori Kelly shows how charming loose hairstyles look like. If you want a bit of celebrity glamor, you should get a similar look with dark roots and blond curls, all in satin waves.
35. braids and waves
Waist-long, permanent hair opens up a world of endless design possibilities. You can add all kinds of braids to your curls or waves, from French or Dutch braids to fishtail or braid pigtails. For a unique look you should combine several braiding techniques.
36. Afro vibrations
Women can shine like african princesses with afro-like hair. In this example you will see how bleached curly hair looks with dark roots. Do not hesitate to get this ultra-curly perm on your natural hair color.
37. Short hair perm
This is another casual and natural approach to perms. The key to this natural volume without teasing is a stacked and layered hairstyle. Combine it with a natural hair color and you’re good to go.
38. Japanese Straight Perm
Among straight Perm hairstyles, the Japanese Straight Perm is certainly the best known. The result is flawless straight hair that enhances the natural glow of the curls.
39. Curly highlights
Another great way to define your perms is through many highlights. This is a great approach for ladies with brown hair as they can sprinkle blonde strands everywhere to show off their newfound curls.
40. Affusable perm for thin hair
If you have thin hair, you can always think of softening it to spice things up. By transforming smooth, fine hair into waves or curls, you lend volume and dynamics in a natural way.
41. Lateral curls
As you have noticed in some of the other ideas on our list, an extraordinary trick to increase volume with your perpetual locks is to throw most of your hair aside. It is a comfortable and chic way to wear your beautiful curls.
42. Multi textured perm
Why settle for just one hair structure when you can have all three? The multi textured perm gives you a few curls, some waves and just roots in one. By mixing the three textures you get a natural hairstyle that is suitable for any occasion.
43. Bleached ringlets
These wide and defined curls are enough to thrill any fashionista. Although their shape has the greatest visual impact, the blonde hair color of the beach gives the whole look a chic touch.
44. Curly Perm for black hair
If you have black hair or your hair is dyed in a dark shade, perming it is a brilliant way to show the rich, deep color. Soft and curly trails are a great way to go, so just try them out.
45. Stratified and swollen
Layers are the ultimate tool for getting more volume than you ever imagined. Especially when dealing with permed hair, a multi-layered haircut is essential to maintain the desired dynamics.
46. Natural updo
If you are blessed with a chocolate brown color, you should not even bother about dyeing your hair. After you have made it permanent, you can twist yourself into all the updos you can imagine, while maintaining the natural appeal.
47. Perm for thick hair
Speaking of natural blessings, thick hair is like pure gold for any woman who likes hairstyles. It allows you to get any type of perm you want. At the same time you reap the extensive benefits of the perm.
48. Partial Perm
A relaxed look can also be achieved by a partial perm. This means that you start your curls not from your roots, but from the second half of your hair. We recommend this for ladies with very long hair who still want to smooth it out with some shape.
49. Opal hair
All kinds of pastel highlights can contour curls like there is no tomorrow. This coloring technique, commonly referred to as “opal hair,” is great for both teenagers and outgoing adults.
50. Deep purple beauty
We will finish our ideas on a bright note with this gorgeous deep purple color. On short perms, a strong hue like this electric violet can get the most out of the curling technique.
In conclusion, the world of perm hairstyles has unlimited possibilities. Undoubtedly, there is a style that has become permanent, which is exactly what you need to really express yourself. Whether you choose curly, wavy or smooth permanent hair, do not forget to find the optimal color that suits you best.