Wavy Perm Hairstyle Ideas for a Stylish, Beachy Look
Awavy perm adds a permanent wavy and loose curl pattern to otherwise straight tresses. Done with hair chemicals, wavy perms last a few months to save you time from heat-styling. It’s so stylish that even icons Olivia Munn and Emma Stone have tried and tested it out!
“Curl patterns vary in size,” says Cassidy P, a stylist from Winnipeg, MB. “It’s best to get smaller curls when starting out because they’ll have more longevity. These curls will eventually fall into waves after the perming process.”
Though it saves time from styling, Cassidy reminds us that a perm still requires effort. “Dedicate 10-20mins to styling your hair, and learn what works for you and what doesn’t,” she explains.
Cassidy points out how important it is to find the right products to use for your permed hair. “Use one that reduces frizz and holds the waves without weighing them down to keep your mane healthy,” she explains. Her go-to hair product is Kevin Murphy Killer Waves cream, mixed with Young Again oil.
Waves look stunning and modish, for sure, but perms aren’t for every lady. “Ask your stylist if perming is healthy for your hair type and if it fits your lifestyle,” suggests Cassidy. “If you like to change your hair color often, perms of any kind may not be for you. Perming can be damaging to the hair, so avoiding bleach or color after is vital.”
Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspirational photos of wavy perm hairstyles.