Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I Love My Perm!

I know I said I was going to get my perm on Saturday the 12th, but then I found Nikki!  A hair stylist and vintage gal all within 40 minutes of my new home!!  Yay!!  She has absolutely gorgeous hair too!  I love my new perm, and phooey on all the past stylists in my life who refused to do them and thus made my hair life needlessly difficult!  I took some before and after pics ... totally unflattering and the lighting looks yellowish for some reason, but you can get the idea.

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!



  1. Jennifer I am SO glad you are pleased! You don't know how much I was praying to the hair gods yesterday, LOL! (so nervous to do a fellow lounger/lover of vintage!!)
    In a few weeks you'll be able to brush and dry however you please. The set looks fantastic!
    I wish I had had more time to spend with you yesterday, it was a pleasure!

    Folks you should see this doll in person; a true beauty with the most amazing skin!

  2. It looks great! I'll bet it will much easier to style now; I'd love to get a perm but I don't think I can given that my hair is color treated. Anyway, I'm glad it turned out just as you hoped :-)

  3. Aww... Thanks Nikki! Can't wait for that couple of weeks to pass! Right now I'm nervous I'm going to do something, and it'll go back to it's normal flat self! I'll probably be back for that haircut within the next couple weeks, and hopefully, we can chat more then. :)

    Thanks, Amanda! I have color treated hair too, but possibly having hair as light as yours would make a difference. You don't really need it anyway! Your hair is always perfect!