I am glad to have read something from some of you, thanks.
“If you were to have a dream experience in the salon, how would the story go? Would you be dressed in something special? Many colorful capes and caps?”
That is a bit hard to answer. I really liked those old style salon for ladies, those had a certain “feeling” to them. The colors used in the salon, the chairs, the capes with nice patterns etc
I used to dream about getting a perm done, sitting in a chair with a nice cape (or even 2, such a transparant on top) being wound in permrods etc… and yes such dreams aroused me like crazy. As you can read on this blog, I went from fantasy to reality and in reality you have to take things as they come.
From a dream I still like those spiralwinds, with lots and lots of rods, and maybe a wetset too. Or piggy-back-wind or maybe a air-neutralized perm ( then you are in permrods for 24 hours or more), oh boy so many possibilities.
I hope that all of you can follow your dream as I did.
“Hi this is Fred Johnson so how long didn’t you have to sit with your perm cap over your perm for to and did you have to also sit under the hair dryers to yes or no”
I think almost all of my perms had a processing time of 20 ( maybe 25 ) minutes. Four perms where done using a black permcap and a towel over the cap, the rest using no cap and a overhead climasun-heater-unit. A perm(neck)tray was used in two perms.
Classic hoodhairdryers are not very common in salons anymore, the climasununits can be used more ways: processing with perms or color, drying the hair faster or for wetsets. I also think they are a bit more comfortable because with a classic hooddryer one is enclosed in a smaller space, less room to move around.
Please keep sending me more questions to ask.
I was at a salon a few times.
And again on Tuesday 7th September 2010.
I entered the salon and noticed ome 4 people where waiting, ahwell I had time enough. After some 10 minutes of waiting one stylist came and asked who was next and which styliste he/she wants. That way all 4 people where divided and hey could go to their favourite stylists to wait in the chair there ( because all stylists where still busy on the other chair, all stylist have 2 chairs to work with), then she asked me “For a perm?”.. “no ” I replied “ok, so you have don’t need a particulair stylist?” “no, I am ok with all”, I replied. I have found that in this salon all stylists are very well trained and to me it doesn’t matter that much who does my hair, I do prefer the one windowseat ( but that was allready taken) and some stylists do some small things with a perm differently then others, but the result is always good.
So today I got a new stylist, Diana, she works very close to the waiting area.
The boths chairs at the wall , left in the back. I was in the first of the two, so less close to the waiting area then on 28th Mai 2010.
She asked what I wanted done, so I said “cut off some 1 cm overall except in the front , there a bit less please” . She asked if I wanted it washed before, I replied “yes, please”. So Firstly I got a good washing and then she cut my hair , or better trimmed it. Oh boy, it went very curly again. After the cut some mousse was applied and I spend some 20 minutes under a Climasun.
My perm looked like “new” … I loved it.
Yes , Go Girl.. get a perm and enjoy… and she does.. see her smiling… I wish I could have seen her smile after she has seen her curlylooks.
This month’s theme was/is “Dreams”, a thing that all of (hair)fetish-people share are dreams, we dream about certain things happening.. but sometimes one take control and take a “dream” / fantasy to reality… as I did.
Wednesday 7th July 2010 I went to my favourite Salon, the shop called Cut And Go.
Since I planned a perm today, I was around 14:00 there.
It was not a busy day at the Salon, and soon it was my turn. Today my stylist was Anna, she allready permed me twice. Today I was seated on a chair with the back to the waiting area.
I had my camera with me that day because there was a nice fair in the city , I mad this photo after I returned from the fair.
My chair for that day was the one not shown in the photo but on the backside of the “island” in the right of the photo.
I sat down and she asked “What can we do today?” , “my curls need to be redone” I replied.. “ah yes, a perm can I see your card? ” .. I showed her the card where they write about how perms have been done.. what rods, solution and time etc. She asked me to go to the washingarea.
After I seated myself on the first washingplace she drapped a black towel over my shoulders and asked me to lay back. She washed my hair twice and then wrapped the towel around my head, back to stylingchair ( or permchair? ;) )
There she dried my hair a bit more with the towel before putting on a black haircape .. now the winding could begin. She got hold of her trolley with all the rods etc and looked around for the correct ones, blue ones . She started winding in the front and when the “line” from front to my nape was done she rolled both sides, first right then left. During this we chatted a bit about lots of things and she asked a few times if the winding was too tight.. I love it to feel those rods in my hair, so too tight? nooo.. ;) During the winding it got a bit busier in the Salon and I could see the waitingarea in the mirror getting filled… and offcourse those people could see me getting a perm. After the last permrods was wound in my hair she put some 7 or 8 permrodholdersticks trough the,m, now the tension on my hair was even getting more. And she went away to get the smelly-stuff ;)
After she returned she first put a towel over my shoulders and made a knot in the front so it would stay there, now she had the cotton in her hand and some creme… the creme she applied there where the cotton would go… during this the cotton was lying on the towel in my neck.. she then took the cotton to put around my face etc and some of the cotton got stuck in towel… she had to remove those bits.. looked a bit funny. She put the cotton around my head and took the bottle of permfluid and started applying it… oh boy does that smell nice and it feels a bit cold too. Then she got hold of the mobile silver climasununit and I was put under it for 25 minutes.
This time the 25 minutes felt very long because I had to go to the toilet… perhaps I drank a bit too much this day? ahwell , when the unit made it’s “bleeep” Anna was there and removed the unit and asked me to go to the washingplace. I said “Well I have to go to the toilet first” … she removed the towel and asked if she should rve the remove the capes aswell , “no that’s not a problem” I said. So I went to the customer toilet with cape on and hair full of permrods.. as you all know this situation does something to me… but then i’s kinda hard using a toilet… ;) but since I really really needed to go the toilet it went ok… after I had done my thing there ( seated offcourse because of the cape), I washed my hands and looked at myself in the mirror… I love it to see myself in permrods …
I went to the washingplace where Anna allread was waiting, she then rinsed out my hair for some 10 minutes and warned me about how cold the neutralizer is… and boy is that cold. But boy what a joy.. more time in permrods.. after she applied all the foam she asked me to lean a bit forward and she put a towel between me and the sink, because lying for such a long time in a hard sink kind hurts a bit. This neutralizer had to “work” for some 15 minutes orso.. I always try to sit more upright then, and watch what is going on in the salon… today not much, but it’s also fun to see how people re-act to me. After a 15 min wait Anna returned and rinsed out the foam and removed the rods , after that a bit more neutralizer was used and rinsed out again before some condinioer is put in my hair. Now it’s cutting time.
We returned to “my” place and the curls looked nice agai She asked how much to cut, and 1 cm should be enough I said. She put my hair in the back uo using some clippers and stretched it down.. my hair there is really long, but I love it.. due to the perm it looks so much shorter then it really is. In the front she cut even less then 1 cm.. after this cut some mousse was applied and I had to dry under a climasununit..
I was very happy again with the whole proces, and for such a bargain… only € 29 for 2 hours of fun in the salon.. and a suburb hairdo, we can’t complain. I even left Anna a small tipp in her little Animal-bank.
So how did I look?
That photo was taking and the later evening when I was back here again.
As usual a perm is very tight in it’s first weeks… so now how I look today.
I still find this perm a bit too tight, and my next perm I will let them use or all Gray perm rods, or an alternating a pattern using gray and blue.
I hope some of you ( or all of you) enjoy reading this about as much as I did doing it…. some dreams one has to follow… because you can regret not only the things you do but also the things you didn’t do.
I also hope to meet some of you on yahoomessenger or maybe send me an email? email@example.com
Thanks all for visiting my blog so often.
Today I made a choice to go to “my” Salon, the local Cut & Go… and as he name of the Salon says… it was Cut & Go-time.
Normally I first walk by the side with the huge windows to peek inside what is going on, this time I came from the other side and directly went in. I opend the door and smellt a perm being done, I look in the back and saw an elderly woman being permwound on red rods, but close to me there was a woman “baking” under a climasun with blue-rods ( like my perms), I hung my coat away and seated in the waiting area, 4 woman where waiting.
I look through the salon and at the first washingstation and younger woman was being neutralized of a perm on blue rods, I must have hit the “Jackpot” today… 3 perms being done, oh boy. Yes that did exited me very much.
I had to wait sometime this time but with a room filled with permsmell, and I could look directly to 2 woman getting a perm… why does time go so fast? After some 20 minutes of waiting it was myturn, this styliste cut my hair once before, today she was working on a chair on the right outside of the photo, normally an other styliste works there but she was on holiday. This chair is next to the waitingarea and the little room where he stylists go for a snack etc.
We walked to her chair and before I sat down, she asked “A perm?” … “well no” I responded, “ah ok, then a cut with wash?”. “Yes” I replied. She directed me to the washingarea, the first bassin ( so the one where a neutralizing was done just minues before), she put a blue towel over my shoulders and I leaned back. She washed my hair twice and put a towel over it, back to the styling chair.
She drapped a nice dark blue cape on me, and asked “Cut about 2 cm?” , and showed it with her hands. I said “no less please , or is my hair so bad?” .. “No” she said “We can do less” … So we went for 1 cm. Why so less? Well I really like my hair longer, the last styliste that permed me some 10 weeks back kinda cut away a bit much.. she does her job well but I rather have longer hair ( now it’s still possible).
Tanja ( I saw her name on the mobile-permroller-tray) and later on the “bill”, used some clipper to keep my hair up and started in the back. When shes strechtes my hair down to cut it it goes below my shoulders, offcourse with the effect of the perm / curls it “looks” shorter. She did a very nice cut, we didn’t talk very much.. I didn’t feel very comfortable so close to the waitingarea. She even cut in front even less then 1 cm, which I totally love because there I like it long, sometimes those hairs can touch the tipp of my nose. The cut didn’t took very long in time. She asked “Some mouse in it, and under a dryer?” .. I said “yes please, that would be nice” . So she put some mouse in my hair, the kind they use has a smell like flowers etc.. I love it, then she went away to get the silver mobile climasununit and clicked it on. I spend at least 15 minutes under it and played a few Soduko’s on my Nintendo DS.
My curls looked super again. We went to the cashregister and I paid her € 10,- .. Since I now had 10 payslips from this Salon I could get a € 5,- refund.. I gave her those, she counted them and I got € 5,- returnd. I left a small tipp for Tanja.
I always love it there at the Salon, later I noticed the names of some of the stylists there: Anna, Sandra ( now even 2), Diana , Tanja… all end on a “a” and even more fun a person that I have met over this and who I really like also has a name that ends on “a” … live is full of nice things, isn’t?
So I made my hair “ready” for an upcoming perm, which will be something special… just hang on to this blog, or perhaps chat with me on yahoo-messenger to know more about it.
Yesterday I went to my favourite Salon called Cut and Go for a perm.
Around 13:00 I was at the salon and it seems a busy day, in the waitingarea where 6 people waiting. But then I noticed that one woman with child was waiting for a stylist that was not working today, an other person left as soon as his partner was ready and then one 2 where left. Me and a woman.
I noticed in the Salon there was a new stylist. Since it was 13:15 orso, most stylist went on a break and got sometime to eat / drink etc. Then a stylist came and asked “who is next?” , the woman wiating was there longer as me so it was her turn ( unlesss she wanted to wait for a different stylist, but she didn’t ) , so I was next. Then the next stylist ame and asked if I was waiting for one stylist in particulair… “Yes” I replied ” I am waiting for Beate” (see the photo)
So when Beate came from her lunchbreak we went to her chair, yes the one between the windows.. I sat down and she said “A perm, yes?” , “yes indeed” I replied. She put a towel over my shoulders and used a black cape, then we went to the washingplace. After my hair was washed twice we returned to the stylingchair.
She asked “what kind of permrods?” , I said “blue withe some gray’s to give a more natural look” , “yes” she said “that looks nicer, and cut away only the ends?” .. “Yes I said not that much”. She decided to cut first and after that to perm.
I asked her about the new stylist, she was indeed “new”, she replaced an other woman that changed her job to an other city closer to where she lives. This Salon is one of a chain withe several Salons between Hanover and Kassel in Germany.
After the cut she started with the permwind, in total 53 permrods where put in my hair, most blue and on the crown some blue/gray’s. I love her chair because you can look outside but it’s also nice to see my own back since directly behind is an othe stylingchair so I could see the permrods in from behind aswell… mmmm feels so nice.
After the permfluid was applied I had to “bake” under a silver color Climsununit… watching myself this way, feeling the permrods… sooo nice.
After some 25 minutes the climasun went away and back to washingplace again, to rinse out the permfluid. This hurts a bit since you have to lie in the sink for some time and there are permrods between your neck and the hard washingplace. After some rinsing with warm water the neutralizer feels like “ice” brrr. How cold is that, she warned me before putting it on ( I laughed a bit because I knew it allready) but it still is a “shock” , then this neutralizerfoam has to “work” for some 10 minutes. During that time I always sit normal instead of lying because I like to look around in the salon, now an elderly woman was getting a wetset.
After the neutralizer was done my hair was rinsed again an the permrods removed, I felt the tension on my head/hair go away and offcourse the weight of the rods. Some extra rinsing and some conditioner and back to the stylingchair. Since she had had started with the cut now she only had “play” a bit with the new curls put some mousse in it and let it dry under the climasun. Shortly before 16:00 my hair was dry.
I paid € 29,- and left a tip. This was my 19th visit to a salon of Cut & Go, I know the because if you have 10 payingstrips you get € 5 refunded, I once had 10 and now I have 9 so next time will be € 5,- cheaper.
Why is this a “milestone” ? Well it was/is my “sweet” 16th perm.
Now I have to wait for over 3 months for my next perm :( , ahwell ;)
Today I went to my favourite salon from Cut and Go for a perm (or Dauerwelle in German), my 15th perm ever.
I arrived at the salon 12:30 orso, it was not a busy day.
On my favourite chair between the windows a woman was getting a perm done…
I had to wait some 20 minutes, but that was no problem. A young woman came and asked “for who are you waiting?” ( this salon works on a walk-in-basis you can’t reserve a time / stylist, but offcourse you wait longer for the one you want if you wish), to me it doesn’t matter all that much all stylists there are well trained woman that can do everything very well. So I told her “I am waiting for you?” , infact I kinda was hoping in advance she was there today. She allready permed me once there, and one time just a cut.
We walked to the same chair where I had my last cut done, so left outside the photo. She asked “What can we do?” , I replied “Well my curls need to be redone”, “ah” she replied “So a perm, let see your card”. I showed her the card, then she asked “You are happy with curls that way?” , “Yes” I said. She asked me to come to the washingplace ( first one on the left)
She put a towel over my shoulders and after I leand back she make my hair wet and askes if the temperature was ok, it was nice warm so I said “everything ok”. She washed my hair and rinsed out all the shampoo using a towel dried my hair a bit and left the towel on my head, we went back to the chair. There she put a nice dark blue cape on me and went away to get the permrods etc.
She came back with lots of permrods, she was going to use red/blue ones on top and blue ones for the rest. red/blue are with 10 mm a little bit tighter then blue which are 11 mm . In total 49 permrods where used. She asked during the winding “Is it too tight?” , well yes you can feel it it but I kinda like that feeling so I replied “no not a problem”, after the wind was completed which took some 30 minutes she use permrodsticks to keep the rods together, then it felt even more tight.
She went away for the permfluid and returend with a lot of cotton, yes I always love that. she used some creme around my face and drapped the cotton in place, after that she started applying the fluid. It felt cold, and I still love the smell of it. After the fluid was all put on the rods a mobile climasun was lowered on me and I had to sit and wait for > 20 minutes, what a drag. ;) During the time I had to sit under the climasun I could see the other perm being done, that woman was coming back from the washingbowl with some very nice curls. Then the Climasun made a “PIEP” and Anna returned to look at how the curls are, she unwinded 2 rods and she was satisfied so she directed me to the washingbowl.
First she rinsed out the permfluids, that part always hurts a bit in the neck laying in washingbowl for 5 minutes or more and permrods between you and the washingbowl. The water was nice warm, then she was going to put the neutralizer in, she warned me that it could be cold, and it is…. but I kinda like all of this, feeling the permrods etc. After she was done with the neutralizer she put an extra towel between me and the washingbowl, that was a good feeling. I had to wait again, perms take a long time. ;) But every minute is fun. I always look around the salon then, but today was not a busy day.
The neutralizer was done so it could be rinsed out. Then all the 49 rods where removed , I felt my head losing a lot “weight” , again some neutralizer in my hair again some rinsing and after that some condioner (always good for your hair), back to the stylingchair.
I just wanted to loose the deadends, so about 1 cm was cut off. Wow did these curls look curly. But that always with a fresh perm, a perm looks it’s best after 1-2 weeks. My hair was dried under a climasun with some mouse applied to it.
At the cash-register I paid the € 29,- and put bit in Anna’s local “bank” ;) , very very satisfied again I left for home. Right now I still can smell the fresh perm.. mmmm
Next salonvisit?, perhaps end of December or maybe early January. Next perm? most likely mid February 2010.
This Tuesday it was been 2 months since my last perm, so I decided to have my cut a bit.
As always I walk by the big windows a peek inside before entering, wow.. at the last washingplace a person was getting a perm. So I openend the door and directly noticed the smell of the perm being done, I put away my coat and seated myself in the waitingarea. 4 people where waiting, so perhaps this time I had to wait a bit longer? No problem enough to see in the salon, the woman at the sink was getting a perm and an other woman got a wetset.
I had to wait for about 20-30 minutes but with Sudoku on my DS that’s not a problem, and offcourse it’s fun to see some salonaction. The woman with the perm did not even took a cut after her perm… so with € 13,- she was ready, this salon is nice and cheap.. I love it. And after 10 times you get a € 5 refund.
The wait was over , this time I got a styliste that I have never before. Her workingplace is just outside the photo, on the leftside. She asked what to do, I said “about 1 cm off?” then she asked “shall we wash it aswell?” “Yes, please” I replied. She got a nice dark blue cape and put it on me, we went to the washingplace ( the 2nd on the photo) and she washed my hair twice. After that back to the stylingchair.
She was very nice and seemt very young to me so I asked “Are you new here?” … She said “No I have been away for more then year because of my baby” … So that explains why I never seen here before. She used clippers to keep my hair up, wow… at the back my hair is very very long now, but I love it. She nicely trimmed all my hair, and the curls looked “new” again, it is always a good idea to trim permed hair… it keeps the curls very nice. She took about 20 minutes to cut my hair, afterwards she used mousse and I was dryed under the climasun.
Very happy with my looks I paid € 10,- and left again.
This styliste was very nice and did a good job on me, perhaps one day she can do my perm there? I asked her which days she worked, she is Monday en Tuesday off (but today she swapped with someone), so for my perm, which will follow in november, I will go back again to this Cut and Go-salon on a Thursday or Friday, so many of my favourite stylists are there.
Last Thursday it was D-day again, D stands for Dauerwelle which is German for perm.
I went to my favourite local salon called Cut and Go , I like that salon they have very fair prices.
I choose a quiet day, only one woman waiting when I arrived. I was greeted by one of the stylist who said to “You haven’t been here in some time” , and she was right. My last visit there was almost 6 months ago.
So my wait was short and the stylist from the photo said it was my turn, we walked to the chair in the photo and she asked “What can we do?” I pointed to my hair and she said “Ah yes, curls?” , “Yes” I replied. I put my bag at the place and we went to the washingbowl. She put a towel on my shoulders and made my hair wet with water , she asked “not to warm or cold?” I replied “No just perfect a bit cold but better than the heat outside ( it was a warm day )” . Then she started washing my hair and said “I am not doing it to firm?”. She was using some force, it felt firm but no problem with me so I told her “it’s ok”. She washed my hair twice and after that we went back to the stylingstation. There she used the towel aroud my head to dry my hair a bit and put an other towel over myshoulders before putting on a black cape. She went away to get the stuff needed. She came back with cotton, a big “bucket” of creme, 2 sets of permlotion and left for the rods. Then a trolley with permrods came.. all blues and some 2 color-ones blue/gray.
She asked how I wear my hair to the left or right perhaps, I said I devide it in the middle. She asked because otherwise she does the winding a bit different (she onced permed me before and then she wound the rods in the front from left to right instead of backwards).
She started winding my hair on rods, and we talked about lots of things. I really enjoy this, and she used those permrodholders too so every rods was felt very tightly. Almost 25 minutes went by and my head was full of permrods. Looked nice. The she applied some creme againts my forehead and put a cottonstring around my head. She took the first bottle and applied the lotion, the 2nd one was quickly sed because the first one was almost empty. Then the Climasun was lowered and I had to “bake” for 20 minutes.
During this time the stylist started working on an other customer. So back to the washingbowl, to rinse out the harsh stinky chemicals, before putting in more chemicals… yes perms are fun ;) . So I was rinsed for some 5 minutes before the neutralizer-foam was put in. This at the washingbowl was done by an othe stylist because “mine” Ingrid, was still busy. Now I had to wait for the neutralizer to work, I look to the other side of the salon and an older woman was getting a permwind, on yellow and pink rods. After 20 minutes of waiting in the washingbowl Ingrid came and rinsed out the foam and removed the rods. “That must feel much lighter” she said, “yes” I replied. But offcourse I really like that time with permrods in my hair.
Back at the stylingchair we decided to cut off 1,5 – 2 cm , so my length is still very good. and after the cut the climasun was used to dry my nice new curls.
I was very satisfied again and during the cut I noticed how long my hair in the back really is… wow.. but I love this length. I paid her € 29,- , that’s right… 2,5 hours in this salon a wash / perm / cut for just € 29,- in fact the perm is € 19,- the cut € 10,- and washing is free. And I put some money in her cow-bank aswell ( a piggybank in the shape of cow )
Needless to say I had a nice time, and in 2 months orso I will visit that salon again.
It would be nice to hear something of one of my readers here.
In Asia perms are done using hot-clamps , it kinda looks like the permmachine from the 20’s.
Perms are invented by a German haidresser named Karl Nessler, he lived in Todtnau. He used to experiment on his girlfiend / wive and 2 times she lost all her hair because of burning. Because the old proces used very hot clamps and harsch chemicals.
After a few years the perm-machine’s found their way to the salon, and a person wanting a perm was connected tot that machine for some time.
But in Asia they developed an new kind of permmachine, computertrolled and the heatclmaps are of ceramic materials to prevent cooking the hair to hard, these perm machines are now calles “Digital perm”. Because there is a lot of control over the whole permproces because the heating is computer controllend etc. It seems that these Digital perms give very soft big wavy volume and the damage to the hair is less then done the “normal” cold way.
When I see a photo like here above I kinda evy the woman, I would want such thing… getting a perm and not having the possibility to walk away.