We all remember the days of the perm. They were a crunchier time, a frizzier time, a time when your hair could fall out at any second. All it took was a slightly distracted hair stylist and then boom, bald spot.
Perms get a bad rap, probably because they were a little bit of a nightmare about 99% of the time. In the 80s, everyone seemed to have one of these iconic hairstyles. They were big, they were frizzy, and they required a lot of maintenance, but for some reason we all wanted one.
A lot of us begged our parents to let us get a perm. And when we say begged, we mean it. Some of us, not naming names here, even wrote our moms a letter with many reasons why having a perm would be beneficial for them.
Here's the thing, perms were the ideal look of the 80s, and they were really something that was like a right of passage, but when their popularity faded away, we can't pretend that we weren't all a little bit relieved. The fact was, it made our hair feel like straw, and it would become almost unmanageable due to the sheer size of it. However, somehow, some way, perms have found a way back into fashion...