Frequently asked questions
Is a Perm Right For You?
Who should get a perm?
How long does a perm take?
One to two hours, depending on hair length and stylist technique. Consider that a perm takes about 28 hours on average to settle, so don’t worry about the end result right away.
How long does a perm last?
Generally about two to six months.
Where do I find a great stylist?
At Creative Cuts Plus, of course!
Should I bring pictures of what I want?
Of course. This is the easiest way for the stylist to understand – and deliver – what you want. Otherwise, you may well wind up with super-tight ringlets, whether or not that’s what you want.
A sit-down consultation beforehand is a must.
It’s always best to make sure your stylist knows exactly what you’re looking for in a perm – they are big investments, after all. Be sure to bring your pictures and make sure you also explain what you don’t want (such as a crimp-like “80s perm”).
The tightness of the curl depends on the size of the rods used.
If you’re concerned about getting curls that are too tight, ask your stylist to show you the rods he or she is using. Rod size and how long perm solution is kept in determine the tightness or looseness of the curl.
Some hair types are harder to perm than others
If you are of Asian or African descent, then you will probably want to consult with a stylist who specializes in perming your specific hair type.
You can prep your hair before a perm.
Use a moisturizing conditioner after you shampoo the night before getting a perm. Avoid using a deep conditioner 24 hours before a perm (otherwise, the curl may not take).