Curls are making a comeback, with so many of this season’s styles showing off your gorgeous, curly locks. If your hair isn’t naturally curly, you don’t have to miss out on the fun. You can get gorgeous, soft curls with a customized perm at Martino Cartier.
Even with all the curly styles, some women are reluctant to get perms because they think of those frizzy, big-hair styles of the 80s and 90s. It’s true that old technology did leave hair frizzy and dry, but today’s modern perms are a completely different story. Technology has advanced significantly, and today’s perms give you soft, defined curls. That’s because the focus is on conditioning, and new ingredients keep your hair healthy and soft while perming.
First, we’ll talk about how it all works. The bonds created by proteins in your hair give it its shape, whether curly, wavy, or straight. The ingredients in perming solution breaks those bonds and re-shapes your hair into a new shape, which is formed by the rollers. Smaller rollers give you tight curls, and larger ones give you gentle waves.
In the past, those ingredients were harsh and would damage hair. Modern ingredients are a bit gentler, although we still recommend getting your hair into its best condition before you perm. Book a consultation with your stylist in advance and discuss what you want. The stylist may recommend some deep conditioning treatments before your perm to ensure it’s in its best condition.
Perming can also help you prevent future damage if you switch from blow-drying to a more natural look. Heat causes damage. Eliminating the heat every day can help your hair stay soft and healthy looking – and the natural look is always in fashion!
Techniques have also changed, making today’s perms very customizable. You can adjust curl sizes or even keep the top straight while only curling the bottom. If you have a style in mind, bring photos to your consultation. If you know you want curls but aren’t sure which look to choose, your stylist can help you decide based on your hair type and texture, length, and your face shape and features.
If you love curls and would like to try a professional modern perm, make an appointment today at Martino Cartier Salon. Our professional stylists will create the perfect new, curly look to complement your style and personality. Call us at 856.582.6600, visit us at 304 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ, or book your appointment right from your mobile device on our free mobile app, available on iTunes or Google Play.