15 Most In Demand Long Perm Hair Ideas Right Now

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Perm for long hair is a hairstyle done by subjecting your hair to chemicals to achieve a permanent curly or wavy texture. What better way to sport your lovely long locks than with major amounts of volume?!

Maybe you think about those extra big and frizzy permed hair of the ’80s, but now it’s time to turn your head to its contemporary, voguish versions that got a lot of celebrities opting for it! Topping the list of permed A-listers are Joan Smalls, Salma Hayek, Ashley Graham, and Amanda Seyfried, and everyone’s liking how they play up their spirals.

Unlike before, modern techniques give you the chance to choose what size of curls or waves you want to achieve. From beach waves to voluminous coifs to curled bangs, you can now easily attain a mermaid-boho vibe or a classic fit-for-royalty look with those lengthy strands!

Not just that – getting permed hair today doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your beloved tresses’ health and integrity! The secret to curls that are full of life is to moisturize religiously and use products that won’t harm your beloved hair.

There’s no denying that the perm hair revolution is starting and will stay for a long time! Let’s now head down to this updated array of perms for long hair. Feel free to screenshot your fave permed hairstyles for long hair!

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#1: Sexy Partial Spiral Perm

Unlike your normal spiral perm, this one’s a bit more loose, all thanks to a long curling rod and some mousse to keep it in place. After treatment, you’ll be out and about with full-bodied hair teeming with texture and bounce.

Gorgeous Perm for long thin hair
Instagram @amandhhhhha

#2: Gorgeous For Long Thin Hair

A definitive way to achieve maximum texture is to have your thin hair kinked up likewise. You can already do so much styling with this kind of perm that is also easy to manage and maintain.

Easy loose perm for long thin hair
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#3: Easy Long Loose Perm

Achieve the natural waves with a perm! Those long locks could use some texture towards the ends, which gives a superb contrast of the roots from the ends.

Trendy large curl perm for long hair
Instagram @brisdalebeauty

#4: Trendy Large Curl Perm

It’s best to use big barreled curlers to achieve locks this thick. A layered arrangement is the best choice for this cut, as this would create more bounce.

Modern corkscrew perm for long hair
Instagram @meldavishair

#5: Modern Corkscrew Perm

A very easy and achievable hairstyle for a lot of women. Just get your curling irons ready, and you’ll be rocking this perky vertical spirals in no time!

#6: Stylish Long Curly Perm

Those long locks could really use some styling up! Curled perms offer texture and hold up the body of your hair, which gives it a really thick look.

#7: Super Casual Long Hair with Bangs

Getting a perm can be as casual as sporting those natural-looking waves from root to tip. Texture and a wild form that is all the style nowadays with face-framing bangs are the ultimate perks of this redeeming hairstyle.

Soft wavy perm for long straight hair
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#8: Soft Long Wavy Perm

Your long locks just got an upgrade! Get the look with a soft wavy perm, then style with styling mousse for refreshed curls all day long.

A Modern Perm
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#9: A Modern Perm

A contemporary take on the tightly permed curls, this one is more inclined to giving your hair those much-desired beach wave look. Utmost texture and body are achieved, perfect for a casual day out.

#10: Feminine For Long Thick Hair

The best canvas for those curlies? A long blanket of thick hair! Get those locks permed to achieve a glorious wavy look for texture and flair that would bring out your femininity.

Polished Perm for long fine hair
Instagram @maxeyhair

#11: Polished For Long Fine Hair

Fine hair could surely use a little bit of perking up with texture. The curls help in giving these strands a livelier look, with these long tresses as a perfect slate for your curlies.

Perm for long hair with loose curls
Instagram @malloryonhair

#12: Perm with Loose Curls

This look is the result of a long hair spiral perm using my favorite perm solution, Organic Colour Systems ammonia-free solution from the UK. To style it, we used Innersense Sweet spirit leave-in conditioning spray and Innersense volume lotion then diffused.

I rarely say yes to doing a perm on clients with bleached hair because it’s simply just not strong enough. This client was already an existing client of mine, and I was the one who lightened her hair. I knew what I was working with, and I knew she was willing to put in the work and invest in the pre-perm work, so that is the only reason I agreed to perform this service on hair this lightened. If you are a client thinking about getting a perm, you will be a much better candidate if you do not have bleach on your hair. If you wash your hair every day, you are also not a candidate for a perm. Once you get your curls/waves, you do not want to disturb your curl pattern or dry out your hair by washing too much. Powdered dry shampoo like Oway plant and mineral refresh is my favorite right now for those non-wash days.

Beach wave perm for long hair
Instagram @minjoohair

#13: The Beach Wave Perm

This hairstyle expresses her natural curls and a feminine feeling different from the usual unnatural curls. The part I see most feminine after doing digital perm is the part I’m most satisfied with. Women who can’t care for their hair or have to go out busy in the morning need to learn how and be good at styling their hair. Hair with bleached color should be avoided. Healthy hair is the best condition for a perm.

#14: The Spiral Perm

I love that a spiral perm can add so much texture and volume to naturally straight hair or enhance natural wavy or curly hair. It’s big, sexy, fun, and definitely attracts attention! Getting a spiral perm can take several hours in the salon – the more hair you have, the longer it will take, the more it will cost. It’s better to have a haircut with layers, so you don’t end up with a triangle, so I like to cut before and after the perm.

Getting a perm can be low maintenance, but you do need to put a little effort into styling the curls. I would recommend going as long as you can between shampoos, using a curl-specific or hydrating sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Pureology Curl Complete or R&Co’s Cassette are great choices. To refresh your curls in between shampooing, you can dampen your hair in the shower or spritz with a water bottle and spray Pureology’s leave-in Color Fanatic. One of my favorite styling products for a perm is Pureology’s Curl Complete Style Infusion, it’s a 2-in-1 cream-gel combo. Once you apply your products, gently scrunch your curls, air dry then boost your curls with a diffuser on low-medium settings. Try not to touch your hair a lot during the day – this will eliminate frizz and keep your curls looking amazing!

Multi Textured
Instagram @mspauline212

#15: Multi-Textured

This is a look I achieved by wrapping your hair a certain way when perming this client’s hair. My favorite thing about it was how natural and effortless it came out. Doesn’t it make you want to perm your hair? Your hair must be dense, meaning that you should have a good amount of hair. Fine hair can be permed, but it won’t be as full and bouncy as this client here in the picture.

After the perm, there are a few rules to follow. No shampoo for 2 days – shampooing before the 2 days will drop the curls. No hand bands and ponytails – pulling your hair back too tight will pull out the curl and could cause breakage. No conditioner for one week – using conditioner before that time could pull out the curl but will definitely relax the curl.

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