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Curly Perm Weave: Before & After


Goldwell Professional Haircare provides stylists with dynamic styles that are defined as "performance with lively looks".

A top British Hairdresser and Styling Expert, David Hooper in this article demonstrates Glamour Angel - one of the latest waving trends for "Goldwell Dynamic Styles". (Photo of David Hooper - Copyright Goldwell - All Rights Reserved).

David is well-known for his ability to "set the scene" on up- to-date styling for leading hair magazines and numerous fashion shows such as Professional Hair 98, Cosmopolitan Hair Magazine Show, Salon International, etc.,

Whether it be volume, soft waves or bouncy curls, Goldwell's modern waving techniques offer the opportunity of creating trend styles on almost all hair lengths and types.

Before - Glamour Angel

The Glamour Angel weave style shown in this article is described for the benefit of your stylist who can re-create this style from the new Goldwell waving techniques that maintain the best possible protection for your hair.

The Before and After photo above demonstrates the approximate length and style of hair that this tight curl look perm would be applied to and the expected results. Be sure to discuss with your stylist the appropriate starting length and style for your face shape and lifestyle. Consult with your stylist to make sure that they understand your goals for your perm.

Glamour Angel - Exciting and seductive - a striking style that always attracts attention. Print this article out and take it to your stylist if you would like them to create a similar perm waving technique using one of the Goldwell Natural Energy Perms (NEP). A detailed list of the different Natural Energy Perms is included at the end of this article for the benefit of your stylist.

Step One

Pipe Cleaner Twist together 4 long pipe cleaners as shown and bend the ensuing curler into a u-shape.

Be sure to use long pipe cleaners rather than short ones. (See Figure 1 to the side)

>Step Two

Triangle-Sectioning Start at the contours and work towards the highest point. The sectioning shown here has been chosen purely to show the techniques. (See Figure 2 to the side)

Step Three

Curler Placement Place the middle of the curler at the root of your section. Then alternately twist the hair around both halves of the curler forming a Figure 8.

Important: Twist the hair around the curler, not the other way round! (See Figure 3 to the side).

Step Four

Fixing Twist the hair around the curler up to the end, then fold the curler ends together over the hair ends. (See Figure 4 to the side).

Next Steps

After your hair is rolled your stylist will follow directions on the Goldwell NEP Natural Energy Perm to apply the appropriate perm solutions.


If all your stylist follows the four design steps listed above and then utililizes the Goldwell NEP Perm solution that is right for your hair type and texture (NEP Normal Hair, NEP Color Treated Hair, NEP Resistant Hair) you can expect your hair to look like the After Photo to the right which is a very glamours combination of strong, tight curls that forms gorgous movement on midlength hair.

Definition Wave

Goldwell Definition Perms are an innovation in permanent waving - the first permanent wave line in North America enriched with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) to deliver noticeably shiny, defined curls.

AHAs, together with the FortiCurl Complex, create even, true-to-rod sized waves that have a healthy-looking shine.

NEP - Natural Energy Perm

NEP Perms are customized with a combination of natural oils, herbal extracts, proteins and Elastin Polymer Complex. With these formulations, the optimal curl can be achieved on a variety of hair types.

Choose from three formulas:

  • NEP Normal Hair Acid wave for normal, healthy hair.
  • NEP Color Treated Hair Acid wave with a low ammonia content for tinted hair with 20 volume peroxide or less.
  • NEP Resistant Hair Alkaline wave for resistant (fine or coarse textured) and grey hair.

Ask your stylist to utilize one of four Goldwell perm formulas for all hair types:

  1. definition H/2s Acid wave for bleached, highlight tinted or highlighted hair exceeding 50%.
  2. definiton C/2 Acid wave for tinted, porous, highlighted hair up to 50%.
  3. definiton N/1 Acid wave for normal, fine, slightly porous hair.
  4. definition R/O Buffered Alkaline wave for normal to resistant, grey, difficult to perm hair.

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