Here’s the thrilling conclusion to my previous hair post.
I woke up early on Saturday to drive up to LA to meet my newly married friends, Y&N. Why drive to LA for a hair appointment? My friend Y is Korean, and her stylist Nicole does digital perms. Yes, you read that correctly: PERM. Don’t fear, it’s not the fluffy, frizzy poodle hair of the 80s (and 90s in my rural hometown in Minnesota), but it uses heated rollers and achieves a softer curl. Major downside? Same chemical smell. Here’s the before:
top/jeans: Old Navy; wedges: Steve Madden; bag: Hype; watch: Nixon; rings: Swarovski/Madewell; bracelet: J.Crew; gold bangle: Juicy; sunnies: Chanel
After eating the world’s spiciest soup at Shanghai Noodles in the Galleria shopping center in Koreatown, we headed over to the Audrey Hair Boutique and planted ourselves in some chairs for the next 3 hours. Those curlers are super-heavy, but I must admit it’s incredibly relaxing to sit in the chair and the warm curlers + warm dryer totally put me to sleep! Thankfully I had The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on my Kindle, because my stylist speaks mainly Korean, her assistant mainly spoke Spanish, and the salon was pretty loud anyway.
The point of the digital perm is *supposed* to be that my hair is supposed to dry wavy, and I can “revive” the curls by twisting my hair around my fingers in the morning. Unfortunately, my hair, although it looks super-thick, is actually made of really thin, fine strands of hair, which is NOT good for holding a curl. I spend a lot of time twirling my hair around my fingers now, but today I used a curling iron, and some dry styling wax. Here’s the perm, yesterday with no product and no curling iron (just some scrunching):
dress: Anthropologie (moulinette soeurs); heels: BCBG; nails: OPI – Let Me Entertain You
I love this dress! It’s as “Mad Men” as my closet gets right now (although I totally coveted all of the Banana Republic Mad Men Collection). I’ll leave you with a side view of the dress and a close-up of my hair.
So be adventurous and don’t be afraid to try things with your hair! I swore up and down that I’d never get a perm, but I must say that smell aside (which is thankfully fading), I love the look! Plus, it’s just hair and will grow back
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