Perms Vs. Iron Curls

May 18, 2018/0/0

Curls are In!

It’s no secret curls are IN right now! Perms are back and we love them so much! Unfortunately, distinguishing between hair that has been curled and hair that’s been permed can be difficult for the untrained eye! So we at Hays Academy have put together this blog to see if the style you’re craving is a perm or done by a curling iron!

A Perm?

A perm is a chemical service we offer here at Hays Academy. We do all sorts of different perm wraps to help you achieve the type of curls you are looking for. Here are some need-to-know tips to help you decide:

-You still have to use products to help enhance your curls and keep them from getting frizzy. Our students would love to recommend products based on your hair needs.

-We recommend that you wait 2 weeks after perming to color (however time may vary from client to client). Lightening is not recommended after perming.

-A perm is a chemical process that changes the structure of your hair, which means it will either need to grow out or be cut to be removed.

It typically needs to be touched up every 3-6 months. Followed by a trim!

Above is a picture of a perm done by Hays Academy student Keyona Reed. She used a double piggy back wrap to achieve this look!

Iron Curls

Iron curls are the result of work done with a curling iron. Curling irons come in all shapes and sizes and how you wrap the hair in the curling iron determines your end result. You can achieve anything from beach waves to Shirley Temple curls! Here are some perks to using a curling iron:
-It is temporary!
-Curls are very easily worn second day with minor touch ups!
-You can change the heat setting for minor damage.
-You can make curls more customizable to your liking.

Above is a picture of iron curls done by graduate Megan Powers. This style took 3 hours and was done by taking 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch square sections and using 1/2 inch curling iron.

You Choose!

Whether you choose a perm or iron curls we would love to see you! You can book at either campus by going to our website: www.haysacademy.edu or by clicking here to book now! You can also book by calling the Salina campus at 785-833-2280 or the Hays campus at 785-628-6624.

A special thanks to Hays Academy instructor Kirstin Bertram and Hays Academy students Kali Bradbury and Kelsea Carney for writing this piece!

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