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.