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20 Trendy And Sexy Perm Hairstyles For Men

Gorgeous curls aren't just for girls!

Men are becoming more adventurous with their hairstyles and we’re totally here for it! Case in point: the man perm. While it became trendy back in the ’80s, today’s styles look so much better (think Timothee Chalamet) and definitely not cringe-worthy.

Proof that perms for men have become so hot? There’s a hashtag devoted to it and the cool boys of TikTok have been sharing videos of their hair transformation, from the salon chair to the stylish results. Whether you want to add body and volume or you’re just longing for a fun change, curls might just be what your hair is asking for.

Be ready to spend about three to five hours in the salon to get your hair chemically treated, though. While you can opt to DIY it, a professional job yields better results and gives you curls that stay on longer (about three to six months compared to just several weeks with an at-home perm).

Ready to book that appointment? First, take a look at the styles below to inspire your next look.


Can men get a wavy perm?

Yes, men can get a wavy perm, just as women can. However, your stylist will let you know the options available to you (depending on the current condition of your hair) as there are different methods and styles of perming. Also, your hair should at least be an inch and a half long.

How do men keep wavy perms?

There are several steps to follow to maintain your wavy perm.

  1. Do not get your hair wet within 48 hours after your perm treatment. Even after this period, shower sparingly, you also cannot swim for three weeks.
  2. Use the right shampoo and conditioner (or other products) as advised by your stylist.
  3. Do not rub your wet hair on a towel or comb it – air dry it instead or use a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer at the lowest setting.

How long does a wave perm last for guys?

In general, a wave perm will not last longer than six months. On average, most men get re-permed within four months. This depends on your hair growth and preference. Hair that is permed remains permed, so as your hair grows out, you will have a mix of your original hair and the permed one.

Is perm good for wavy hair?

Yes, a perm can be good for wavy hair. It could add more definition to your existing wavy hair.

With an extensive background in the beauty and media production industry, Anastasiia knows all the buzz and is ready to share a few tricks with you to zhuzh your hair game. Constantly traveling between Europe and North America, she is the one who keeps an eye on all the popping world trends so that you don't miss anything.