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PutTheBunnyBackInTheBox Mon 20-Feb-17 18:37:38

I grew up in the 80's and had a few perms over the years and loved them! My DC of course piss themselves at the pictures but a perm was the best thing ever! (Do you remember the first hair wash after getting it done, so nerve-wracking in case they all fell outgrin)
So this morning I was driving into work and this older schoolboy was walking along with the most magnificent head of tight curls blowing in the wind grin I'm pretty sure it was natural (men don't do perms anymore surely) but it brought back fond memories of my yoof.

What fabulous hair styles did you crazy MN'ers have back in the day?!

monkeysox Mon 20-Feb-17 18:39:17

It's back in fashion for teen boys!

AlexanderBerry Mon 20-Feb-17 18:41:35

I had loads in the 80s. I remember when you first had ot done it was super bushy but then it settled down a bit. I used to dye my hair too and it made it soooo dry.

NavyandWhite Mon 20-Feb-17 18:42:18

I had a perm from being about 15 through to 20 years old. Easiest hair do ever. Really suited me. I'm surprised they haven't come back in fashion!

The80sweregreat Mon 20-Feb-17 18:45:49

My perms look so silly in photos.
What was i thinking?
Not many salons do them now.

PutTheBunnyBackInTheBox Mon 20-Feb-17 18:47:58

It's back in fashion for teen boys!

Really? Good lord! I really can't imagine a teen boy sat under a lamp with rollersgrin

80's why don't they do them anymore?

Teenspov Mon 20-Feb-17 18:53:41

17 here- someone I know has one and looks incredible. I want one, but don't think I'd be able to pull it off! I definitely think they're coming back a bit

NavyandWhite Mon 20-Feb-17 18:54:24

It was fashionable a few years ago with teen boys but not now. I permed Ds's hair when he was 14 (now 17) that was a right laugh hmmgrin

Garnethair Mon 20-Feb-17 18:54:32

Mine looked fabulous. A nice tight permed mullet type thing. As it grew out the bottom stayed Curley and the top was straight and plastered down. Lovely.

CrochetQueenfromCoventry Mon 20-Feb-17 18:54:50

It most certainly is back. I'm a teacher and the boys all seem to be getting the same hair do. It's short at the back and sides with a massive spaghetti perm thing on the top that covers their forehead!!! I wonder where the trend came from. Footballer? Reality TV personality?

latedecember1963 Mon 20-Feb-17 20:25:45

My DM has never lost her love of a perm and despairs of my "straight as a yard of pump water" hair. Occasionally wonder about having a perm again but prefer to use a Babyliss curling machine for the times I crave curls.

Madeyemoodysmum Mon 20-Feb-17 21:05:09

Lol. That's sounds amazing. Anyone got any pics of this new craze.

user1487622505 Mon 20-Feb-17 21:07:14

Oh I had the loveliest corkscrew perm at 15. I loved it.

TheProblemOfSusan Mon 20-Feb-17 21:13:12

I was never allowed a perm. If I could be arsed with styling I would definitely have a go.

Willow2016 Mon 20-Feb-17 21:13:19

I would love to get a perm again (minus the stink!). I had many during the 80s normal perms, spiral perms as I loved curly/twirly hair. Had short and long haired perms.

My hair is almost at my bum and needs a trim but I am so tempted to ask if they still do perms blush I havent time in the morning to use tongs it would take hours! (and cant afford a Babyliss sad)

I wash it at night and french plait it when I can be bothered and its lovely in the am.

Salmotrutta Mon 20-Feb-17 21:19:21

It's definitely a trend with teenage boys at the moment - exactly as described by CrochetQueen!

I'm a teacher too so I see lots of them all over the place - many of them look like Shaun the Sheep very nice...

Pettywoman Mon 20-Feb-17 21:28:22

pin.it/DJR7nzZ
Is this the style?

IdaDown Mon 20-Feb-17 21:30:03

It was the mid eighties.
I was 15.
I wore glasses.
I looked like Dedrie Barlow.

<true shameful story >

Polkadot1974 Mon 20-Feb-17 21:34:26

I wanted Julia Roberts but got Audrey Roberts with my perms. Hideous looking back but would still love some volume in my otherwise lank locks

Madeyemoodysmum Mon 20-Feb-17 21:36:38

Think that must be the style petty woman. You have to be a confident lad to pull off that do!

Madeyemoodysmum Mon 20-Feb-17 21:39:55

Sorry pretty not petty 😀

WarmTrs Mon 20-Feb-17 21:42:35

www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/joey-essex-took-girl-kfc-9848594

Excuse the link, it's the best picture I could find!

Pettywoman Mon 20-Feb-17 22:25:39

No, Petty grin

SophieGiroux Mon 20-Feb-17 22:30:57

I think some salons like Toni and guy do new style light perms but they only last a few weeks

ReggaeShark Mon 20-Feb-17 22:31:55

I loved my perms. Then I had a pixie cut that stood up on top. Always fancied a "coupe sauvage" (remember that?) but never had one.

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