Perms are not evil!
May 25, 2008
I became a hairdresser in the late 1980s. It was the era of the spiral perm. As a new hairdresser, I had no clients, therefore I had plenty of time to spend four hours perming long hair. I was good at it. I was creative and thorough. (These happen to be the same things that make me a good colorist.)
So the nineties came and brought with them the flat iron. It’s a lovely tool. But enough, already! Step away from your flat iron! You think a perm is damaging? I have seem hair beat to hell by flat iron abuse!
Every once in a while I will mention that I have a perm client on the books and people look at me like I have grown an additional head and say ” People still get perms?”
Yes, Virginia. People still get perms. Some people have such crappy hair that it needs the boost a perm can give it. Some people just like not looking like Morticia Adams.
Here is this week’s before and after.