Permanents ...

Have you ever had a perm? I did when I was five–I looked like a cross between Harpo Marx and either of these guys. Needless to say I used to flinch when I'd hear the word "perm." I remember my friend Juliet got a perm a few summers ago that looked really great and that was the start of my coming around to accepting perms again. And then I saw these photos in W and think I've now come full circle. How cute does this girl look?

P.S. Be sure to hop on over to the Yellow Brick Blog today and check out my "Summer Essentials" I had the pleasure of sharing with Lyndsy!

13 comments:

D&D said...

i used to sleep in pink foam curlers to get hair like that.
now my hair looks like that and i just want it to be straight.

damn genetics.

Kate @ {wit + delight} said...

she looks great! i feel like the 90s gave the perm a bad name. i toyed with the idea of getting one in college- hoping to achieve easy, loose curls like this gal.

but i was just too afraid it'd end up with a frizzy disaster! now a days i use a diffuser and a 1" curling iron. works pretty well!

rikshaw design said...

you crack me up with thsi one..i have no idea why i needed a perm, because my hair is quite wavy but i got one right after seeing dirty dancing..i HAD to look like jennifer grey..

dulci said...

bahaha - i love that you're calling it a permenant! so funny!

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Mr. & Mrs. H. said...

i have stick straight hair, and have always wanted wavy hair, so i get perms every 6 months or so! the curls that i get are not as tight as the photos you have posted, they're more of like loose waves. i really like them and my husband does too :)

Krissy Engle said...

OMG, I had one in 5th grade, paired with glasses and braces. Not my hottest couple of years! :)

Lyndsy said...

I had a spiral perm that was not so pretty and then I got some boomarang perm again in 8th grade...again not so good. I will stick with hot roller, curling iron and sponge rollers :)

Thanks again for contributing!

XO

Prippy Handbook said...

I had many a perm during the 80's from the JC Penny hair salon.

My favorite story from growing up involves me being super excited because I had a new perm... AND there was a big snow storm. With my Freaky Freezeys on, I went out in the snow with all of the other kids. A horrible odor surfaced, and it turns out it was my wet perm... smelling like crazy stinky chemicals. I cried the rest of the day, but laugh so hard now every single time I think about it!

La Feem said...

Remember this perm was done by a professional, don't try it at home like i did in 10th grade!! She does look pretty hot....

Your picks were so cute, beach hair 24/7 is right! The pixies are playing the night of my big fundraiser but I'm still going to try to go! (fundraiser ends earlier...)

Brandi said...

Let me tell you about perms. My mother forced me to get them from 6th to 8th grade. I hated the process. I hated my hair curly. I didn't get it. Then, in 8th grade, a woman permed my hair and cut it in such a way that when I was done, I looked like a poodle. I ran from the shop, crying.

But her hair, I like. On her.

islandfairy said...

i was practically forced by my mother to have one when i was 13 years old. i looked like a lion with a curly mane. i hated it so much that i got my friends to take turns in brushing it for me everyday at the beach that summer in the hopes of the curls being brushed out. it eventually grew out a couple of years later...

julia wheeler said...

do you remember when mark, t's husband got a perm when we were still working at TWS? he was obsessed with it. i think this 'do would be SO cute on you!

julia wheeler said...

p.s. i heart that welcome back kotter reference;)

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