Monday, September 6, 2010

Contemplating a Digital Perm

I've been contemplating a digital perm for a while now. But I'm really torn since the results I've found online vastly differ from person to person and salon to salon.

Here are the general magazine images I get when I google "digital perm":
I highly doubt these are actually digital perms though...

They look more like they've been curled with curling irons. I mean, shoot, if this was what the outcome of a digital perm was 100% going to look like, I'd totally jump on that band wagon like no tomorrow!

Here are some real digital perms that resulted in nice wavy curls:

I remember when I came upon this picture, the girl did say she had to style this a bit with some water and perhaps some wax or texturizer.

This is the same girl as above but unstyled.

A digital perm done in Korea.

This picture wasn't confirmed that it was for sure a digital perm. But I guess I wouldn't mind if my digital perm turned out like this. :)

Real digital perm results that I'd rather not have? Really small spiral ones:

I think the curls are a little too high up for my preference.

I think I've read just about every take on digital perms there is currently out there and I'm still torn. Has anyone gotten a digital perm before? Information and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

*Note about images* I found these scattered all over the internet a while back. I was only saving them for personal purposes so I didn't think to save the original location information. If anyone knows where these images are from, please let me know so I can give credit where it belongs.


  1. it's my first time on your blog, and it's already been so useful! will definitely keep checking back.

  2. @BenchesandChandeliers Thank you!! :D

  3. Lora, what happened to your "Comments" link in your most recent posts? They've disappeared! I wanted to tell you what a hottie you were. :D

    About Maggie Q, she dated Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu years ago and the breakup was supposedly not amicable. So, I was thinking "Hmmm...was that a subliminal message?" Hehe.

  4. Hi, I was looking for a nice style of permed hair and I stumbled upon your blog.
    Thanks for posting these photos.

    You can actually check
    and search for the keyword "hair perming".
    You'll get info about the diferrence of traditional and digital perming. You'll also get a few tips on maintaining the curl.

    Hope that helps.


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