Women’s Perms from Studio 417 Salon

If you’re one of the millions of women who love to don curls, you likely know the hassle that curlers and crimpers tend to be. The hours spent trying to achieve that perfect curl is nothing short of a nightmare. Thankfully, women’s perms have come a long ways in the past two decades, transforming the idea of beauty to include anything from loose, sexy waves to playful, corkscrew curls. For those of you near Springfield who are ready to toss the curlers into the trash and save yourselves a ton of time, we’ve outlined some of the available styles of perms below. Although there are many other options, these are some of our most popular requests.

What styles of perms can I choose from?

Loose Perm

If you’re not entirely committed to the idea of curly hair, loose perms are an ideal way to go. This style of perm is best described as the beach wave look. Though able to do on any hair length, it is the most noticeable on longer locks.

Root Perm

For women whose hair is flat and limp, a root perm is preferable. Volume is achieved by perming just the roots of the hair, which helps give the remainder of the hair body and volume. It’s also idyllic for women with short hair who want to create a stylish, retro appearance.

Spiral Perm

Using long perm rods, a spiral perm creates tight curls or ringlets. The tightness of each curl depends in large part on the type of rod and chemicals used.

Spot Perm

Spot perms focus on one specific area of the hair, and are primarily used to achieve an intentional look. With this style, you can have either a tight or loose perm that winds up being very natural looking.

What is the process for undergoing a perm?

There are two types of women’s perms, though some salons use different terminology.

Digital or Hot Perms

Digital (or hot) perms begin with a relaxing treatment that prepares your hair for the perm. This generally takes an hour. Next, heated rods are placed in the hair to create a loose perm. While hooked to an electronic device that regulates temperature, several curlers are placed in the hair. Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, this process often takes three to four hours.

Cold Perms

Cold perms, which are the traditional method of perming, involve soaking the hair in an alkaline compound prior to tightly winding the hair into ringlets or smaller curls with a set of rollers. This process creates a tighter curl, although it loosens over time like all perms eventually do. Cold perms typically take 2 to 2 1/2 hours.