Perm haircut & American Wave Hair Salon in Scottsdale AZ

Perming is another good option because it can add body, curls, and bounce to your hair.

Wash, wear and go. That’s the beauty of a perm! Use less heat, have less damage and still get a fabulous style.

If you have fine, limp hair and have been thinking of getting a perm, this is the right place for you. The days of tight poodle-type curls are behind us – nowadays, it’s all about size. From small rollers to large (1 ½ inch) rollers, our stylists will help you find the perfect perm for your hair type. A larger roller produces soft curls that look as if they were done with an expensive barreled device at home, while smaller rollers give you a spiral shape so you can get more volume and texture.

Curly hair can be difficult to manage and control, particularly when you’re dealing with a lot of volume. When you’re looking to lighten and cool down your locks, as well as your stress level, perming is a great way to go. With our perm procedures, we use bigger rollers or softer rollers than those naturally in your hair. This lets us break down curly hair and make a greenhorn curl with the American Wave technique so that you can enjoy beautiful, smooth locks.


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Can I perm over colored hair or highlighted hair?

Yes, you can. However, you should wait at least 1 week after your color or highlight to get a perm. And remember that you will now be doing double chemical process over each other so check with your stylist if this option is best for you. And it’s always best to perm first then do hair color or highlights.

My hair is grey and won’t “grab” the perm, what can I do?

Well, your stylist may do a softening. This process softens the cuticle, thus causing the perm to take better, check with your stylist they well inform you best.

Can I perm while I’m pregnant?

There has been no scientific FAQ’s stating that perming or coloring will harm your unborn baby. But keep in mind that any chemical you put on your head will seep into the scalp, entering your blood stream. Best word of advice, avoid perming till’ after your baby is born.

Should I get a perm? Tired of your same old look?

If you want to add curls to your hair and spice up your look, you should seriously consider it. Or you just need a change, maybe it’s time for one.

I’m afraid to perm my hair because?
That’s a normal feeling to have especially because either you had one before in the 80”s or never had one before. Perms have changed a lot, so looks and smell has changed too as well as the rod sizes and kinds now that we use. Yes it’s more updated and revolutionary, so perms look more natural now.

It’s not your grandma’s perm anymore: Perms have changed a lot and they are softer and more natural looking than ever. We do a lot of beach wave and soft wave perms. We can make it curlier or a spiral if you like, but it’s not your grandma’s perm any longer. Whew!

I don’t want my perm to go frizzy: Perms these days don’t go frizzy if you take good care of them and use the special perm shampoo and conditioner, after care curl cream recommended by your stylist. Please talk this over with your stylist and listen when they tell you how to take care of it so it won’t go frizzy, there are special instructions that we give you on how to care for your perm when you get your perm. Please listen.

Do I have to style my hair after a perm?
No you don’t if you want a unfinished look which is the perm natural look, however you do have to finish (style) the hair if you want a more polished curl or look. You style will hold longer and for days, so you won’t have to style or wash so soon.

Spiral Perm

Spiral perms create romantic spiral curls, a look that’s produced by winding the hair around special long curlers. Voluminous locks of curls will make your long hair appear much more attractive and thicker. By means of various sized curlers, stack perm gives curl and volume to a minimum of one-length haircuts. The hair on top of the highest is left unpermed while the middle and ends have curls and movement. Weave perms involve perming certain sections of hair and leaving the rest straight to convey a mixture of texture and natural-looking body and bounce, particularly around the face. This is often an awfully textured perm.


American Waves

It is a body wave that adds a replacement that seems to be a soft beach wave or soft waves that look natural and bouncy. There is a new trend in hair styling with waves, and your hair will love it because it is easy to style and wear. If you’ve been having trouble with your body in your hair, or like wearing an awfully natural everyday look that is casual and a little bit messy, this could be the plan you’ve been attempting to find. Always seek advice from your stylist if this will be the only look for you.


How Does Hair Perm Work?

A perm works by breaking down inner structures in your hair and reforming them around a curler to relinquish a replacement shape. Hair should be washed before perming as this causes the scales on the cuticles to rise gently, allowing the perming lotion to enter the hair shaft more quickly. The perming lotion alters the keratin and breaks down the sulfur bonds that link the fiber-like cells together within the inner layers of each hair. When these fibers become loose, they’ll be formed into a replacement shape when the hair is stretched over a curler or a perming rod. Once the curlers or rods are in place, more lotion is applied and the perm is left to develop to repair the new shape. The event time can vary depending on the condition and texture of the hair. When the event is complete, the changed links within the hair are reformed into their new shape by the appliance of a second chemical called the neutralizer. The neutralizer contains an oxidizer that’s effectively chargeable for closing up the broken links and producing the wave or curl permanently.

The type of curl that’s produced depends on the type of thing. The size of the curler is probably the most important factor, as this determines the size of the curl. Generally speaking, the smaller the curler, the smaller and thus tighter the curl, whereas medium-to-large curlers tend to have some looser effect. The strength of the lotion used may also make a difference, as can the texture and type of hair. Hair in fine condition takes a perm much better than hair in poor condition, and fine hair curls more easily than coarse hair.

After a perm, it takes 48 hours for the keratin within the hair to harden naturally. For now, the hair is in danger of harm and must be treated with care. Resist shampooing, brushing, vigorous combing, blow drying, or setting, any of which may cause the perm to drop. Once hair has been permed, it remains curly and shaped the way it has been formed, although new growth is straight. Sometimes curly hair may appear a few times more relaxed, which is really the effect of the long hair seen in this picture. The curls in your hair may soften as time goes by. Especially when you have long and curly hair. It weighs a lot more, causing it to make the curl and wave appear looser than on shorter hair.


We take our time to understand your hair needs.

If you love your go-to-meeting hair, our stylists can give you a refreshing new look without having to take a day off work. Our salon’s team of experts offers a wide range of styles for women, men, and even children. We offer perms and American waves at affordable prices. When you walk in, fresh and relaxed with your favorite tunes playing in the background, you’ll be able to relax while our professional stylists take care of you.

Come and treat yourself in our relaxing salon! We listen to what you want and create an experience that is not only wonderfully relaxing but also rejuvenating. Get relaxed this weekend by visiting our salon to have gorgeous perms and waves. Call us today at (480) 951-8076 to have that salon beauty you’ve been waiting for!


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