December 2005: Permed to Perfection, Page 2
MARILYN used a body wave perm to support her short style. You probably wouldn't know, to look at it -- and assume she simply combed the hair back and sprayed it down for this portrait picture. Yet Marilyn used that chemical "extra" to keep the hair in perfect position.
So how well does it work? A Hair Fan dared to find out in a car one afternoon - and took pictures of his attempt to muss, conquer and defeat a Super-Perm!
"I don't think my hair's supposed to go that direction," Marilyn said at one point during this unusual up-close test. But after a lengthy "hands-on" period, this was the result. Yes, the hair moved -- and we're told it did not feel sprayed down at all. The style ends up out of place a fair amount, but not a lot. And note it's cut so short that it can't possibly fall into her eyes. A good cut plus a perm can equal a tremendously enduring style.
CAN PERMS BE LONG AND LOOSE, INSTEAD OF OVERLY STIFF?
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Style Profile archives:
March 2005: Bangs Swept Away
April 2004: Hair With A Flare
November 2003: The Sidewalls
May 2003: Sideparts With a Twist
December 2002: Long Yet Strong
May 2002: The Ears Have It
December 2001: In Defense of Helmet Hair
May 2001: Wonder of the Wedge
July 2000: Turn of the Pageboy
February 2000: Sweeping Side-part
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