Figaro - Toronto's best hair salon

Figaro Salon offer Hair Perm Services

Are You a Good Candidate for a Perm?

Perms work best on hair that has not been coloured or highlighted. The chemicals are too harsh for double-processed or heavily highlighted hair. Perming hair that's already been chemically treated from highlights or colour can cause frizz. If you have dry hair or loads of short layers, you aren't the best candidate for a perm. Perms will dry hair out even more and a perm on short, layered hair could end up poodle-like. Not sure if your hair is a good candidate for a perm? Ask our stylists. You'll want to tell him or her every chemical process your hair has been through in the last couple of years.

For a free Digital or regular perm consultation please call us (416)-913-6533 to book an consultation with our stylists & discuss your options.

One way you can find out if your hair is damaged and can't withstand more chemical processing is to do the old float trick. Take a few strands of hair and put them in a glass of water, if they sink, this means your hair is damaged and is soaking up moisture. If the strands float, this means your hair is healthy. You may want to keep it that way and avoid the perm. The thicker your hair, the better the perm.

How Long Does a Perm Take?

Perms take one to two hours, depending on how long your hair is. Our stylist will apply a single chemical solution to break the structural bonds in your hair, and another one called a "neutralizer". Also keep in mind, a perm takes 28 hours to relax. It means you can not shampoo your hair for 2 days.

How Long Does a Perm Last?

Most perms generally last for about 2-6 months. Body foam perm will last for about 4-6 weeks.

Prep Your Hair for the Perm!

You don’t need to prepare your hair for a perm. We will do it for you when you come according to the perm solution type.

The Size of the Rod Matters!

The tightness of the curl depends on the size of the rod and the length of time the solution stays in. If you're worried you'll end up with too tight curls, ask your stylist to show you the types of rods she is using.

How to Find a Great Stylist?

Not all stylists do perms these days, and you don't want one who doesn't do them on a semi-regular basis.
We suggest calling salons and asking if they have someone who specializes in perms. If you decide to come to Figaro salon, please, contact Elena. She is the most experienced stylist to have a perm with.

What to Bring to Your Appointment?

We recommend to bring a picture or pictures of the type of wave you like. Just telling your stylist what kind of curl leaves you in jeopardy of getting super-duper tight ringlets. Stylists can control the amount of wave they give you as well as the the part of the hair they want to perm. We would not recommend to have a perm if you are pregnant or having your period. Results would be unpredictable.

Do you need special products to use at home to take care of your perm?

Yes, we will recommend you to use specially formulated hair care products that help your hair keep moisture and the perm stay longer.

Book a Consultation into your Appointment!

It would be better for you to come for the professional consultation first. You will discuss with our stylist not only what you want (show the pictures) but what you don't want (i.e. the crimp-like curls of the 80s). For a free Digital or regular perm consultation please call us


to book an consultation with our stylists & discuss your options.

Digital Perm

What is a digital perm?

A digital perm is a new technique of creating a shiny and bouncy wave to your hair. Digital perm uses temperature controlled rods that are all powered by a machine with a digital display. A normal perm basically requires only the perm solution. A digital perm requires a different solution plus heat. The biggest difference between other perms techniques and the digital perm is the shape and texture of the wave created. A normal perm is known for creating very tight curls which were very popular in the 1980s and makes the waves more prominent when the hair is wet. A digital perm creates the wave as if you have used a curling iron and makes the wave more prominent when the hair is dry against a normal perm. Digital perms also thermally recondition the hair which is a similar process to a straightening perm. Your hair will often feel softer, smoother and shinier after digital perm treatment if you don't have any other chemical process. Digital perms look is especially popular among women with long hair and traditionally straight hair types. This has made the process extremely popular in Asia (Korea , Japan). Figaro salon's digital perm machine come with a wide range of rod sizes, so virtually any permed look is possible.

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