Types of Hair Perming Services In Singapore
Perming services make use of chemicals to change a person’s hair texture by creating waves or curls in their hair. In the past, a hair stylist will wrap strands of hair in rods before applying perm lotion on to set the curl. After letting the lotion sit, the stylist will rinse it off and dry the hair as much as possible before using a neutraliser to finish the perming process.
However, as times have evolved, new formulas and techniques have given perms a revival. There are many different ways to curl your hair instead of using just a rod.
Types of Hair Perming
In lay man’s terms, there are two main types of perms – hot perm or cold perm. For a hot perm or digital perm, an acidic solution is applied to your hair before adding heat to break the disulphide bonds in your hair. Curlers will be attached to a machine with a timer and temperature control. This gives your hair the flexibility to be moulded into the desired curl shape.
On the other hand, a cold perm uses an alkaline solution containing ammonium thioglycolate to break the same disulphide bonds to change the protein structure of your hair. A neutraliser solution will be applied afterwards to bring the pH back and further lock in the curls.
Digital Loose Waves Perms
Beauty and fashion have always been closely linked with pop culture, influencing popular hairstyle trends that many will follow. With the immense popularity of K-pop and K-dramas globally, it is no surprise that the Digital loose waves perm has been one of the most highly requested options when doing your hair.
The Digital loose waves perm is a natural-looking and feminine hairstyle with specific techniques that give you softer curls. The most common digital loose waves perm that people normally opt for are S-Curl Perms, Body Wave Perms and C-Curl perms.
S-Curl perms are tighter and more spread out to create a more natural and wavy looking look. This is an easy way to add volume to your hair and is highly suitable for those who want a hairstyle that is easy to maintain. This type of curl can be done on any length of hair as it is not overly curly and can still appear natural for those with short hair as well.
Body Wave perms appear more wavy than curly and are more defined than the usual S-Curl perm. The waves are bigger and more distinct, which is best suited for those who want to achieve a beachy waves look.
The C-Curl perm is where only the ends of the hair curl inwards. It is more natural and enhances the contouring effects of the jawline by using the hair to shape the face.
The Digital perm is one of the more popular options nowadays by creating more volume with subtle waves and curls in your hair. For those who have thicker hair, they often need to use layers to thin out the hair and create a bouncy and light finish when they perm their hair. For those with thinner hair, too many layers might make the style harder to manage as the humid climate will turn the hair frizzy.
Therefore, it is best to visit Kimage Salon to have a better idea on which perm works best for your hair condition and type before making a choice that you may regret. Understanding the local environment is crucial, and with hair stylists who have a great deal of experience in styling hair in Singapore’s humid weather, they will also be able to give tips on maintaining and taking care of your curls even after the perm is done.
Pricing and Costs at Kimage Salon
- Upstyling of hair + wash + blow ($40-$60)
- Haircuts $40 to $70 depending on the level of the stylist you prefer
- Hair treatment ($70-$140)
- Hair colouring* ($90-$130)
- Balayage colouring* ($190-$230)
- Digital Perms (including haircuts and treatments) ($200-$260)
- Hair straightening*** ($200-$260)
Perm your hair at Kimage Salon
Meet the right hair stylist and they will be able to create the right wave perm for your face shape. The stylists at Kimage Salon are highly experienced and honest with assessing your facial structure and will take the time to understand your needs and preferences. As the perming process requires the use of chemicals, and often heat, it is advisable to leave your precious hair to the professionals in order to achieve your desired look without harming your hair as much as possible.
Kimage Salon is a highly reputable name in Singapore with a reliable presence and many loyal returning clients. With ten locations around Singapore, we remain convenient and accessible for many people to meet their hair needs. We also have a hairdressing school that is certified by the Singapore Committee for Private Education with the EduTrust certificate to ensure that our staff is constantly updated with the latest trends and skills.
Kimage Salon specialises in expressing every customer’s unique individuality with their hair and hope to be hair professionals that anyone can turn to. If you are looking for a mid-range hair salon that ensures excellent quality service and cuts without breaking your budget, book your next hair appointment with us to try it out yourself!