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Embrace Luscious Curls with Professional Hair Perming at Head Lines Hair Designs

At Head Lines Hair Designs, we offer top-tier perming services that redefine your hair's natural texture and open up a realm of styling possibilities. Our skilled stylists are well-versed in the science and art of perming, working meticulously to craft the perfect curls or waves that align with your personal aesthetic.

Perming is more than just a hair treatment; it's a key to unlocking a whole new you. With our professional perming services, you can say goodbye to the daily struggle with curling irons and hair rollers. Instead, enjoy the freedom of waking up every day to beautifully textured hair that requires minimal styling. Whether you desire tight ringlets, soft waves, or anything in between, Head Lines Hair Designs has got you covered.

Unleashing Beautiful Curls with Hair Perming

Welcome to the transformative world of hair perming. This time-tested hair treatment redefines your hair's texture, introducing a world of curls, waves, and bounce to your style. Hair perming at Head Lines Hair Designs offers a solution for those seeking voluminous curls, soft waves, or simply a new look that adds personality and life to your hair.

Hair perming, or a 'perm', is a process where your hair is treated with chemicals to alter its structure and create a permanent wave or curl pattern. This treatment breaks down the structural protein in your hair, allowing it to be reshaped and set into a new form. The results can range from tight, spiraled curls to loose, beachy waves, depending on the technique used.


The beauty of a perm lies in its transformative nature and longevity. Unlike curling irons or temporary styling products, a perm offers a lasting change. This means waking up every day with a head full of gorgeous curls or waves, significantly reducing the time spent on daily hair styling. And with the variety of perm styles available at Head Lines Hair Designs, you can choose a look that truly matches your personality and lifestyle.

Understanding the Perming Process

The process of perming is a delicate balance of science and art, designed to create a permanent wave or curl in your hair. At Head Lines Hair Designs, our expert stylists ensure this procedure is carried out safely and effectively, yielding beautiful results every time.


Here's a simplified breakdown of the perming process:


First, your hair is thoroughly cleaned and conditioned. This step is crucial to remove any product buildup and to ensure your hair is in the best possible condition for the perming treatment.

Applying the Perm Solution

Next, your stylist will apply the perm solution to your hair. This solution contains chemicals that break down the structural protein in your hair, allowing it to be reshaped.

Curling the Hair

Once the perm solution has been applied, your hair is wound around rods or curlers. The size and shape of these will depend on the type of curl or wave you want to achieve.

Processing Time

Your hair is then left to process. During this time, the perm solution works to break down the bonds in your hair, preparing it to take on its new shape.

Rinsing and Neutralizing

After your hair has processed, the perm solution is rinsed out. A neutralizing solution is then applied to your hair. This step is important as the neutralizer 'fixes' your hair into its new shape and rebuilds the bonds that were broken down by the perm solution.

Final Rinse and Style

Finally, the neutralizer is rinsed out, and your hair is gently dried and styled. At this point, you'll be able to see the beautiful results of your perm.

Remember, it's vital not to wash or style your hair for at least 24 to 48 hours after the perm procedure to allow the curls to fully set.

Exploring Different Perming Styles

Discover Your Perfect Curl

Hair perming isn't a one-size-fits-all procedure. Instead, it offers a variety of styles to suit different hair types, lengths, and personal preferences. At Head Lines Hair Designs, we offer several types of perms to cater to our diverse clientele.


Here's a closer look at some of our most popular perming options:

A spiral perm is a fantastic option for those desiring bouncy, tightly wound curls. This method involves rolling sections of the hair vertically around long perm rods. The result is an array of spiral, spring-like curls that cascade down the length of the hair. The spiral perm is particularly well-suited to longer hair, as the length enhances the spiral effect.

The process involves applying a chemical solution that breaks down the structural bonds in your hair, allowing it to take on a new shape. The hair is then carefully wound around the rods, and a neutralizer is applied to set the hair in its new curly state. The result is a collection of tight, well-defined ringlets.

This method creates a lot of volume and body, making it ideal for those with fine or thin hair. It's important to remember that spiral perms require proper maintenance to keep the curls looking their best. Using a good quality, curl-enhancing shampoo and conditioner and regularly applying a deep conditioning treatment will help maintain the health and vitality of your curls.

Spiral Perm

The digital perm is a modern innovation that originated from Japan and is used to create soft, loose waves. Unlike traditional perms, a digital perm requires the use of a special machine, controlled by a digital system, to regulate temperature throughout the process.

The process begins with the application of a relaxing treatment to loosen the hair's natural structure. The hair is then rolled onto heated rods connected to the machine, which helps the hair to absorb the perm solution and take on its new shape. The final step involves applying a neutralizer to set the curls.

The result is natural-looking, bouncy waves when the hair is dry, and a more subtle wave when the hair is wet. The digital perm is a great option for those wanting to add texture and volume to their hair without the commitment of a traditional, tight-curl perm.

Digital Perm

The body wave perm is a popular choice for those wanting loose, relaxed curls. The process involves using large perm rods to create big, soft waves. The size of the rods allows for fewer curls and provides a more gentle wave, resulting in a natural and subtle look.

After the hair is rolled onto the rods, a chemical solution is applied to break down the hair's structural bonds, allowing it to take on the new shape. The hair is then neutralized to set the waves.

The result is a soft, flowing hairstyle that adds body and movement to the hair without the tightness of a traditional perm. This style is perfect for those wanting to add a bit of volume and texture to their hair without a dramatic change.

Body Wave Perm

Breaking away from the traditional concept of a perm, the straight perm, or Japanese hair straightening, is a revolutionary process designed for those with curly or wavy hair who crave sleek, straight locks. This unique method employs a chemical solution that targets the structural protein in hair, breaking down the bonds that give hair its natural shape.

Once the solution has been applied and allowed to take effect, hair is meticulously straightened using a flat iron. This not only ensures each strand is perfectly straight but also helps the hair absorb the solution more effectively. The final step involves the application of a neutralizer. This re-forms the bonds in their new straight configuration, locking in the straightness for a long-lasting effect.

The straight perm can be a lifesaver for those battling unruly or frizzy curls, as it provides a permanent straightening solution. However, it's essential to remember that this process requires expert skill and should always be performed by a trained professional. Aftercare is also vital – investing in a good quality, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner will help maintain the stunning results and keep hair healthy.

Straight Perm

For those who crave a more dynamic look, the multi-textured perm could be the perfect solution. This innovative technique provides a variety of curl types in a single process, resulting in a more natural and diverse appearance. This is achieved through the use of different sized rods during the perming process, which create a variety of curl sizes.

The result of a multi-textured perm is a head full of curls that vary in size and tightness, similar to naturally curly hair. This style can add a great deal of volume and depth to your hair, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a versatile, textured look. It's worth noting that, as with all perms, the multi-textured perm requires ongoing care to keep the curls looking their best.

Multi-textured Perm

The root perm is an innovative solution specifically crafted for those battling flat, lifeless hair that lacks volume at the roots. By focusing on the root area of your hair, this technique offers a significant lift that can transform your entire look. The process involves carefully applying perm solution and rollers strictly to the root area of the hair. Consequently, a noticeable lift is created that offers an illusion of bountiful body and volume.

This style of perm offers a solution for those seeking to inject some vitality into their hair without necessarily curling the entire length. In addition, root perms are perfect for short hairstyles, offering a volume boost that can make your hair appear thicker and fuller. However, remember that root perms, like all perms, require ongoing maintenance to keep your roots looking voluminous and healthy. Regular touch-ups might be necessary, depending on your hair growth rate.

Root Perm

A spot perm offers a personalized approach to perming, where only a specific section or "spot" of the hair is permed. This technique is a game-changer for those who wish to add curls in specific areas or correct a problematic section of hair. If you have flat or straight areas that stand out in an otherwise curly hairstyle, spot perms can rectify this issue.

The targeted nature of spot perms allows you to customize your look and add curl exactly where you need it. This precision can bring balance to your overall look or help you make a statement with a unique, tailored hairstyle. As always, maintenance and care are key to preserving the vibrancy and health of your spot perm. Using products designed for curly hair can help maintain your look and keep your hair healthy.

Spot Perm

The stack perm offers a dynamic solution for those with one-length haircuts. By applying different sized curlers to the middle and ends of the hair and leaving the roots smooth, a 'stacked' effect is achieved. This clever technique provides curl and volume to the lower half of the hair, creating a layered illusion and adding depth to your hairstyle.

Stack perms offer a dramatic transformation, turning flat, one-length hair into a full-bodied, voluminous style. The curls can be customized to create a look that suits your preferences, whether that's loose waves or tighter curls. Like all perms, stack perms require careful maintenance to ensure the curls remain healthy and vibrant. A regular routine of moisturizing and conditioning is crucial, along with professional touch-ups as needed.

Stack Perm

The pin curl perm is a nod to the traditional methods of creating curls. This technique, which involves winding sections of hair into loops and securing them with pins, might be time-consuming and require a lot of skill, but the results can be extraordinary. The process can yield beautiful, natural-looking curls that hold well and add a lot of body to the hair.

The size and tightness of the curls can be customized, depending on the size of the sections and how tightly they're wound, making pin curl perms a versatile option for many hair types. However, they require careful maintenance to keep the curls in optimal condition. Regular deep conditioning treatments and using products designed for curly hair can help preserve the health and vitality of your pin curl perm.

Pin Curl Perm

A volumizing perm is designed with one primary goal: to add volume. This perm style goes beyond creating tight, defined curls and instead focuses on adding body and movement to the hair. Large rollers are used to create loose waves that lift the hair and create the illusion of a fuller head of hair.

A volumizing perm can be a fantastic solution for those with fine or thin hair who want to add some body. The results are typically softer and more natural-looking than traditional perms, making this a great option for those seeking a subtle enhancement rather than dramatic curls.


The process of getting a volumizing perm involves applying a perm solution to your hair, followed by rolling the hair on larger rollers. The larger roller size helps achieve the objective of adding volume rather than creating tighter curls. After the solution has set, the rollers are removed, and a neutralizing solution is applied to help set the style.

With volumizing perms, you'll notice an increased fullness in your hair, an enhancement that can bring life to even the finest and flattest of hair. As with all perms, a volumizing perm requires maintenance to keep your hair looking its best. Regular conditioning treatments are necessary to keep your hair healthy, and using products designed for permed hair can help maintain the volume and prevent frizz.

Volumizing Perm

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Benefits of Perming

Creating Lively Hair with Ease

Hair perming isn't just about adding curls or waves to your hair; it's about creating a hair structure that enhances your personal style and simplifies your daily hair care routine. There are numerous advantages to perming your hair, many of which go beyond the aesthetic appeal.

One of the most prominent benefits of hair perming is the added volume. Perms can significantly amplify the body and fullness of your hair, particularly beneficial for those with naturally thin or flat hair. By introducing waves or curls, your hair gains a voluminous lift that can transform your entire look, making your hair appear fuller and thicker.

Another advantage is the enhanced texture. Perms can introduce a new level of texture to your hair, which can make it more manageable and easier to style. With the added texture, your hair can hold styles better, making it easier to achieve various looks. Whether you want to let your hair down naturally or create an updo, a perm can provide the texture needed to make styling easier and more efficient.

Perms also offer easy styling. If you're someone who spends a significant amount of time curling your hair each day, a perm could be a game-changer. With a perm, your hair is already styled and ready to go. This can significantly cut down on the time it takes to get ready in the morning, freeing up time for other activities. You can say goodbye to the daily heat styling, which can also reduce potential heat damage to your hair.

Finally, perms offer a degree of versatility that can be hard to achieve with natural hair. Whether you want tight, spiraled curls, loose waves, or just added volume at the roots, there's a perm style that can achieve it. This versatility allows you to truly customize your look and express your personal style.

In conclusion, hair perming is not just about changing your look but also about enhancing your lifestyle. By offering added volume, texture, easy styling, and versatility, a perm can be a transformative hair treatment that simplifies your hair care routine while offering a stunning aesthetic appeal.

Professional Hair Salon

Professional Perming
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Trusting the Experts for Optimal Results

In the world of hair styling, the question often arises: why should one choose professional services over at-home treatments? When it comes to hair perming, the answer becomes even more crucial. While it might be tempting to try a DIY perm kit at home, the value and benefits of professional perming at a salon like Head Lines Hair Designs significantly outweigh the potential savings of a DIY approach.

A primary advantage of professional perming is the expertise and experience that salon professionals bring to the table. Perming is a chemical process that requires precise application, timing, and technique. Professionals at Head Lines Hair Designs are trained in these procedures and understand how to customize them to each client's unique hair type and desired outcome. This expertise reduces the risk of unfavorable results and hair damage.

The quality of products used in professional salons is also superior. At Head Lines Hair Designs, we use top-quality perm solutions that are designed to be effective yet gentle on your hair. DIY kits, on the other hand, can contain harsh chemicals that may lead to dry, brittle hair or even damage your hair structure.

Customization is another significant benefit of professional perming. Every individual's hair is unique in terms of texture, strength, and response to treatments. Professional stylists can adjust the perming process, adapting to the specific needs of your hair, which isn't possible with a one-size-fits-all at-home kit.

Finally, the aftercare guidance and support provided by professional salons are invaluable. At Head Lines Hair Designs, our relationship with clients extends beyond the service itself. We provide comprehensive advice on maintaining your perm, recommend products that suit your hair type, and offer touch-ups or adjustments if needed.

In short, while DIY perm kits may seem convenient and cost-effective, professional perming offers a level of expertise, product quality, customization, and aftercare that simply cannot be matched by at-home treatments. It's an investment in your hair's health, beauty, and longevity.

Caring for Your Perm

Essential Tips for Healthy, Long-Lasting Curls

Maintaining the vibrancy of your freshly permed hair requires some dedicated care and attention. Here are some essential tips on how to nurture your perm to ensure it stays looking good and lasts longer.

Firstly, avoid washing your hair immediately after getting a perm. It's recommended to wait at least 48-72 hours before your first wash. This period allows the perm solution to fully set in your hair, ensuring the curls hold their shape.

When you do wash your hair, use a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for permed or chemically treated hair. These products are formulated to gently cleanse and condition your hair without stripping the perm solution or causing dryness. Regularly conditioning your hair is essential, as the perm process can be drying.

Minimize the use of heat styling tools such as straighteners, curling irons, or hot rollers. Excessive heat can cause damage and may loosen your perm. If you must use heat, always use a heat protectant and set your tool to the lowest effective setting.

Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair. After a perm, your hair can become more prone to tangling. Using a wide-toothed comb helps to gently detangle without pulling or breaking your hair. Avoid brushing your hair when it's dry, as this can cause frizz and potentially damage your curls.

Deep condition your hair regularly. Perming involves a chemical process that can be taxing on your hair. Deep conditioning treatments help to restore moisture and nourishment, keeping your curls healthy and vibrant.

Get regular trims. Trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks helps to keep your perm looking fresh and removes any damaged or split ends.

Lastly, protect your hair from the sun and chlorinated water, both of which can dry out your hair and fade your perm. Wear a hat when you're out in the sun for extended periods, and rinse your hair immediately after swimming in a pool.

By following these tips, you can maintain the health and beauty of your permed hair, ensuring your curls stay lively and gorgeous for as long as possible.

Perming for Different Hair Types

Essential Tips for Healthy, Long-Lasting Curls

Perming can be an exciting way to transform your hair, but it's important to understand that its effects can vary depending on your hair type and condition. Understanding this can help you make an informed decision about whether a perm is the right choice for you.

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For Fine, Thin Hair

Fine or thin hair can significantly benefit from a perm. The process adds volume and body, making your hair appear fuller and thicker. However, since fine hair is more susceptible to damage, it's crucial to ensure proper aftercare and regular deep conditioning treatments.

For Thick, Coarse Hair

Thick and coarse hair can hold a perm well due to its strength. The process can help to add definition and texture to your existing hair. However, it might take longer for the perm solution to take effect due to the density of the hair.

For Straight Hair

A perm can be an excellent way for individuals with naturally straight hair to add some waves or curls. It can provide a dramatic transformation and open up new styling possibilities.

For Naturally Curly Hair

For those with naturally curly hair, a perm can help to redefine and enhance the curls, providing more uniformity and manageability.

However, it's essential to note that perming might not be the best choice for everyone. If your hair is significantly damaged, over-processed from previous chemical treatments, or if you have scalp conditions, it's generally advised to avoid perming. This is because the chemicals used in the process can potentially exacerbate hair damage or scalp issues. It's also worth noting that those who enjoy frequently changing their hairstyles might find a perm limiting, as the process is relatively long-lasting.

At Head Lines Hair Designs, we highly recommend a thorough consultation before deciding to get a perm. Our expert stylists will evaluate your hair's condition, discuss your hair goals, and guide you on the best course of action, ensuring that your hair not only looks great but stays healthy too.

Discover Your Perfect Curls with a Personalized Perming Consultation

Have you been considering a perm to transform your look or enhance your natural curls? The first step is a personalized consultation with our skilled stylists at Head Lines Hair Designs. We believe that each individual's hair is unique and requires a tailored approach to achieve the best results.

During the consultation, we'll assess your hair's texture, health, and elasticity. We'll also take the time to understand your lifestyle, hair goals, and maintenance preferences. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to recommend the most suitable type of perm for you, whether that's a subtle wave, voluminous spiral curls, or anything in between.

Our team will guide you through the perming process, discuss aftercare tips, and answer any questions you might have, ensuring you feel confident and excited about your hair transformation.

Are you ready to unleash the potential of your hair and embrace stunning, long-lasting curls? Book your personalized perming consultation at Head Lines Hair Designs today. It's time to step into the spotlight with your new, vibrant look!

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