My Husbands First PermI finally got my husband to get his hair permed yesterday after weeks of me trying to persuade him. His appointment was for 1.00 pm we arrived about 15 minutes early, we were asked to take a seat but almost as soon as we sat down a young lady approached us asked for Mr Pearce, she confirmed with him that he was in for a perm then she asked him to go with her to get a gown on. A few minutes later he returned wearing a black nylon gown with a black pvc apron over that. I said to him well you are all ready now, he said Stephi is coming back in a minute she has just gone to put her apron on then she will wash my hair and then the stylist will be ready to start putting the perm curlers in.
Stephi took him over to the wash station washed his hair then took over to the hairdressing chair, Stephi the asked me whether I was staying with my husband, I said yes if that is OK she said no problem and that I could sit in the chair next to him as that wouldn't be needed this afternoon. I sat down and made myself comfortable, I could see he looked quite nervous. Stephi put a towel over his shoulders and then a translucent pink plastic cape was put on him and fastened around his neck. He looked at me and said is this really necessary I said they just want to ensure that perm solution doesn't get onto your clothing.
Next the stylist arrived she introduced herself as Kate, she asked a few questions about what kind of final look he wanted. Kate then asked Stephi to go get her the pink and blue perm rods. Kate put on her PVC apron and latex gloves and started put in the curlers, she started with the pink ones, putting a perfect row down the centre of his head sponging some perm solution onto each curler as she went on. Then she put the blue curlers down each side of his head.
It took about 40 minutes to put all the curlers in, Stephi then smeared vaseline around his hairline then stuck cotton wool to that. Kate then took a squeasy bottle full of perm solution and saturated each curler in lotion next a pink hair net was placed over the curlers and then some more perm solution was applied. Stephi then carefully put a plastic cap on his head placing it so to keep the cotton wool around his hairline in place. I thought he looked so cute sat there in his curlers, next the hood dryer was brought over and placed over his head. At this point I decided to leave and do some shopping while the perm solution worked.
When I returned he was already done and he was having his hair washed an neutralised. When he came back to the chair his hair was a mass of curls. Kate blow dryed his hair and I think it really suits him and the good new is he really likes it although he said that he didn't enjoy the process of having it done.
louisepearce 36-40, F 26 Responses 5 Nov 12, 2010