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.