Before (My bangs are shorter than I'd ideally like because I had to fix wonky cutting by a different stylist...)
After (No Styling except curled bangs)
Here it is after setting in Hot Sticks. In the future I'd brush the hair out more first, but since I just had the perm, I didn't want to brush too much. I haven't gotten to really test how it will hold in the humidity, but just the styling benefits alone are totally worth it! I did the rolls in about 30 seconds each. No aching arms or cursing or wanting to throw things or anything!! Each roll has two bobby pins in to hold them and they feel solid with hardly any hairspray at all. Just enough to smooth out some wispy pieces.
If you've been on the fence about a perm, especially if you have fine hair like me, I would definitely recommend it!