A spiral perm is a permanent wave where the curl shape has different sizes and lengths. Having a blast from the glorious ’80s, this hairstyle is back in business but now with its modern twists!
Spiral curls are created by rolling the hair onto the perm rod in a vertical manner. Long locks are best for the perfect spiral perm, so it can give you major volume than a regular perm will.
Before getting a spiral perm, curly hair expert, Dennis Mero from Orlando, FL advises asking these key questions. “How many times am I going to need a perm and a haircut a year? Will I be able to color my hair? Do I need to change my hair products and routine?”
When getting a perm, “you have to learn how to take care and maintain your hair on a daily basis,” Mero says. “One of the biggest mistakes I see is women wanting to go wavy or curly because they think it’s going to be easier than having straight hair. It can be, but only when you learn how to take care and maintain your brand new hair.”
To start, Mero suggests getting a good shampoo and conditioner that suits your porosity. He says, “Your shampoo and conditioner are like your gas for your car. It can’t run without it, and it will function poorly if you use the wrong kind.”
Before your next hair appointment, check out these pictures of the most popular and modern spiral perm hairstyles.
Spiral Curls with Extensions
Flaunt some spiral curls with extensions to boost the hair’s texture and shape. Extensions give maximum volume and extra length to tresses. They’re perfect for achieving a natural, fuller body of hair and look best after the hair is dry.
Spiral Perm on a Layered Pixie
A spiral perm on a layered pixie gives lots of body and style to the tresses despite requiring low-maintenance. Take into consideration the length on top before doing a perm. The length of this cut tends to shrink with the newly added curls, so don’t be afraid to leave it a little longer on top and cut more when needed after the perm. Easily styled with a curl cream or spray for a wash-and-go finish or use a diffuser to dry.
Stacked Perm on Shorter Hair
Having a stacked perm on shorter hair can add a lot of structure to your curls and help avoid a rounder shape. Using a triangular shape will ensure you keep a longer length near the face. It’ll build weight in your curls at the back, too. A style like this would work great on rounder face shapes.
Spiral Perm Bob on African American Hair
A spiral perm bob on African-American hair won’t fail to attract attention. Perm is a technique that’s guaranteed to refine a corkscrew, kinky texture. If you’re searching for a perm style that offers a bouncy edge, you won’t regret wearing this one.
Straight Piggyback Spirals
Don’t settle for having the usual long, black hair, and explore what spiral perms can do to give your hair a fresh vibe. These straight piggyback spirals will let you have a natural-looking texture. Wear your natural hair down completely, and you’ll still make a statement.
Loose Spirals for Short Hair
Curly and Wavy Perm on Thin Hair
This is the ultimate curly and wavy perm on thin hair to boost your elegance and to add life to your long, fine locks.
Tight Spirals on Long Hair
Since the perm thing is coming back, you should never be out of style. This time, no need to choose between having a fuller black hairstyle and an added elegance. These tight spirals on long hair bring forth the best of both worlds.
Partial Spirals for Longer Hair
Striking partial spirals for longer hair like these deserve to be shown to the world. Aim for this look by partnering your permed curls with a dark mahogany red color for a strong finish.
Long Loose Curl Spirals
Your long brown tresses may be gorgeous alone, but wait until you see them permed. Add more texture and volume to your style with these long loose curl spirals. That’s the kind of excitement you need in your life.
Medium Side-Swept Perm
A combo of loose curls and ringlets can make a lovely hairstyle. These twists work hand in hand, creating a medium side-swept perm to jazz up your brown locks.
Oklahoma-based stylist Clarissa Mendez came up with some tips for styling this look. She says, “go for the Arc Angel from Deva Curl for a frizz-free and volumized finish.”
Soft Spirals on Medium Length Hair
Forming a good body and a lot of movement means you’ve achieved those bouncy kinks. These soft spirals on medium-length hair are ready to be showed off every day. Coloring your tresses with light brown can add slight brightness to your style.
Shoulder-Length Body Perm
A shoulder-length body perm that screams confidence and beauty! The loose curls will give your blonde hair the texture and shape that it needs.
Beach Wave Perm for Fine Hair
Increase the depth on your long, dark tresses for a thicker finish. This beach wave perm for fine hair is sure to put enthusiasm into your current look.
Blonde Wavy Perm
Big Loose Spiral Perm Curls for Thick Hair
Don’t be timid to ask for too much volume on your mid-length dense locks. These are the ultimate big loose spiral perm curls for thick hair like yours. Your brown tresses will be so full of life that suits your cheerful vibe.