Men’s perming is becoming increasingly popular; guys are open to a service that will give them the texture they want and many salons have seen an upturn in requests from men looking to emulate the likes of Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington’s dishevelled curls.
Further curl inspiration comes courtesy of Nick Jonas; Adam Brody and Harry Styles among others and perming can give a range of finishes from a bit of texture and wave to a tighter, more defined curl.
Here, Hairflair educator Carolyn Walker shows us how to create waves using Curlformers® with no end papers, no winding, no fuss.
Before pic : Cleanse hair with a clarifying shampoo
(During (couple of CFs): Starting at the front, apply the Curlformers in a random pattern, working through to the crown. (We used the 20cm Short Spiral Curlformer, available in packs of 10.)
(All CFs): It takes approximately 15 minutes to apply a full head of Curlformers like this. Work with zig zag sectioning to ensure soft root results for that ’not just done’ look.
(protection with cotton wool/paper towering & Perm lotion application): Protect your client by using cotton wool or paper towelling to wrap around the Curlformers, then apply a perm lotion and work according to manufacturers’ instructions.
(test curl) Do a test curl and check for a soft S bend. When developed rinse hair for approximately 10 minutes to remove all the perm lotion. Gently towel dry & remove any moisture.
(neutraliser) Again wrap cotton wool or paper towel around the Curlformers & apply the neutraliser. Develop as per your manufacturers’ instructions.
(pic with CFs out) Rinse and apply conditioner, then style, blow, and diffuse.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.