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perms aren't what they used to be. I'm a hairstylist but prefer to cut and colour. If you do go for a perm you'll find they'll do it in loose curls and the weight of the length will probably stop it from being too curly. Was it more layered in '89?
You can always go in and have a consultation with them and see how you feel after that?
Ooh I've been considering one of those. I guess most people might consider them old and out of fashion, but my hair refuses to fall all sleek and shiny and straight for more than a day. Hoping a perm would mean easier maintenance. So where was this sign...anywhere close to Woking?
Have you thought of changing your style? It's amazing what a good haircut can do. I always think if it looks good washed without anything done to it then it's a good cut. I aim to cut hair this way and all good hairstylists should too IMO.
Sometimes a total change and maybe a colour change too (can be subtle) can really do wonders. I'm a big fan of colour.
Thanks for the suggestion CuriousMama - will put it off for a while though as I have a family wedding coming up, and dont feel like taking the risk. Agree totally about good haircut needing nothing. Have been trying for years to get a good haircut that can stand on its own two feet with no products, straighteners, fancy blow drying etc (yes I know, I belong in the 18th century, siggghhh). With chin length hair that is straight in parts and stubbornly wavy in others, it's been a failure so far. Till now I have been going down the straightening route (not too successfully!), thought a perm might 'absorb' the natural wave (where it exists). Maybe a look from the 80s wont be so bad!