Perm Hair in Banstead & Reigate, Surrey

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Heard about the modern perm? Wondering where to get a perm near you? At Charlie Brown our team of specialist stylists are here to help you fulfil your curly hair fantasies. From beachy waves to bouncy curls, we can fix you up with the perm hair you’ve been dreaming of. 

Perms are back in, and they’re better than they ever have been. Our specialists at Charlie Brown Hair in our Banstead and Reigate salons will make sure you achieve your perfect perm.

Forget about the dry, damaged, bushy perm of the eighties. The modern perm has so much more to offer, from loose waves to perfect ringlets. These are moisture rich, and will look like effortless natural curls, adding body, volume and movement to your hair for up to 6 months. With this style making a comeback, it still requires a specialist touch. So contact us to discuss your options if you’re looking to boost your hair with a perm.

How it Works & What to Expect

There are lots of different ways to perm your hair. So, whether you’re looking for loose waves with a bit more volume than usual, or the tighter more traditional perm curls, then ask your stylist and they can talk you through it. A perm works by creating a chemical alteration in the hair, which is then set into curls. The chemical solution works by penetrating the hair’s inner cortex layer and breaking the hydrogen bonds, wrapping around the perm rod to tell the hair that it is now curly. New disulfide bonds form which then locks the hair into the shape of the curls. The smaller the rod the tighter the curl. Your stylist might alternate with different sized rods, to create varied, natural looking curls.

As usual at Charlie Brown, your perm appointment will start with a friendly consultation with your stylist to determine what it is exactly you want and how that will fit with your lifestyle and routine. Your hair will then be cleansed using luxury products prescribed just for you. Depending on whether you would like a cut incorporated into your appointment or not, we will then get to work wrapping your hair and placing the rods in the right formation for the style and shape that you are looking for. Once your hair has been set, the solution will be washed out and a neutraliser applied to your hair to halt the process. Your hair will then be styled and finished with premium, natural products, according to your desired look.

Please note perms are not advised when pregnant or during a period of hormone fluctuation i.e. puberty & some medications can also reduce the chances of the perm taking. Please check with your stylist if you think you may be affected.

Men’s Perm

Boy meets Curl with perms making a big comeback, and they’re not just for the ladies. The versatility and variation in perms makes them a hairstyle for all genders. Gentle waves and permed ringlets have been making a comeback for men too and we love it! Be inspired by the luscious locks of icons like Harry Styles or Kit Harrington and embrace adding volume and texture in your hair.

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Women's Perm

Short, mid, or long hair. Tight curls, loose curls, or waves. Perms are an amazing way to boost volume and change up your style, whilst only committing for a few months. With permed hair, you are able to achieve a natural look which simply is not possible with a curling iron.

Types Of Perms

Short Hair Perm

A short hair perm works really well on any gender. You’ll leave the salon with a bounce in your step, and in your hair! Hair generally needs to be at least two inches for this service, in order to be able to wrap around the perm rod and set into decent curls.

Long Hair Perm

Often perms for long hair are less about cascades of ringlets and thick curls and more about bringing volume and life to the lengths of the hair. However, we can do both! Chat to our team of specialist stylists, to discover what will suit your hair and lifestyle best. Part head perms are also available when the full perm grows out or on shorter styles which only require part head coverage.

Spiral Perm

A short hair perm works really well on any gender. You’ll leave the salon with a bounce in your step, and in your hair! Hair generally needs to be at least two inches for this service, in order to be able to wrap around the perm rod and set into decent curls.

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Nano-Keratin Hair Smoothing Treatment

Our Nanokeratin treatment smooths and repairs damaged, unruly and frizzy hair. Results can last up to three months. The Nanokeratin treatment improves hair elasticity and locks in shine and locks out humidity. Perfect for dry or damaged hair, you’ll leave the salon with perfectly-swishable, soft, shiny hair. Sometimes called the Brazilian Blowdry these treatments help the hair resist damp & humid conditions & makes styling much easier.

A Sulphate free shampoo is essential after this treatment, our stylists can recommend a variety to choose from.

Speak to your stylist to find out whether a smoothing treatment could be right for you.

Perm Treatment List

Short Hair Perm £45

See above – your short hair permed to a style of your choosing.


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Long Hair Perm £65+

See above – your long hair curled or waved to add volume. This treatment will last 3-6 months.


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Nano Keratin Smoothing Treatment

Our special Nano Keratin smoothing treatment smoothes, softens and straightens frizzy hair.


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