Lest you think Bradley Cooper’s curly-cue new ‘do is a wig, I draw your attention to the inset photo of Cooper with curlers in his hair from just a few weeks ago. Ladies and gentleman, this is commitment to your craft. Somewhere, Justin Timberlake is having a total flashback moment. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
If you were alive in the ’80s, you probably made at least one trip to the salon to get a perm. I got many perms in my late elementary school years, which is bizarre, come to think of it, considering that I have naturally curly hair. But still, I sat with those rollers in my hair and that foul-smelling solution on my locks for hours, all so my hair would look permanently crimped. What were we thinking? Those perms are so over. Behold the perm of the aughts — the digital perm. This crazy-looking contraption, invented by Japanese hair dressers, uses digitally powered curlers to thermally recondition your hair while infusing it with the curl level of your choice. Instead of the crimped poodle look, you can transform your stick straight hair into flowing, gentle waves or your frizzy hair into manageable curls. The whole process takes about two hours. I think our friend the perm might be making a comeback. A victory for curly hair! [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »
A manâ€™s hair says so much about him — especially if heâ€™s bold enough to be bald. But since every lady loves to run their hands through Greek god-like ringlets (right?), some men in New York set out to see if a perm would have the same power. The gentlemen were simply looking to spice up their look, but thatâ€™s quite a risky move considering the permâ€™s potential resemblance to the jheri-curl (see the video, after the jump). Still, Todd Lamb, an author and humorist from Brooklyn, convinced 15 of his friends to do up their ‘do and he compiled the results in a book called Yo, Check The Perm! Will this guy trend catch on? Perhaps you hope it doesnâ€™t, but after seeing the proof in these pages, the perm might be ready to rise again!
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