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18 Sexy Perm Hairstyles For Men

Men everywhere have been embracing curly hair once again, and with modern perming techniques, it’s never been easier to try out a new look. Whether you want a drastic change or something more subtle, a perm can do the trick. Plus, because perms last for months, you’ll do less damage to your hair than heat styling it every day. Check out these cool and flattering perm hairstyles that will show off your unique style.

1. Fringe + Perm

Once your hair is permed, you can cut and style it the same way as naturally curly hair. One option is a curly fringe. While you could leave your hair long and curly all over, an on-trend look is to team the fringe with faded sides. Doing so will create a cool contrast and make your hair look thicker and fuller.

2. Caesar Cut + Perm

The Caesar cut is a classic for a reason. While simple, it’s flattering on most face shapes and gives short hair an edgy touch. It works equally well with curly hair as it does with straight, so if you’ve just permed your hair, why not give it a try? Bear in mind that you will need to grow your hair longer on top to create the curly mini fringe look of the Caesar.

3. Comb Over + Perm

One of the most striking options for curly hair, the comb over has a cool and sophisticated vibe. Men with medium length straight hair who want a drastic change could achieve this look with a perm and strategic cut. However, a comb over with curls won’t have as defined a parting as a straight hair comb over. Instead, it will have a modern and interesting asymmetric look.

4. Drop Fade + Perm

Men who aren’t afraid to stand out should consider the drop fade with perm haircut. Drop fades have a dramatic, graphic look, and when paired with curls, create a sharp visual contrast. To create the curls, your stylist can perm only the crown and center section of your hair. They can then leave some side sections straight, which they can then fade down to form a cool transitional effect.

5. Fade + Perm

Fades can be adapted for all hair types, including curls. To get the fade with perm look, your stylist may first buzz your hair to create the fade before applying the perm chemicals. However, you’ll need to make sure the top section has grown out longer as curly hair tends to appear shorter than straight hair. While your perm will last around six months, your fade will need to be maintained every three weeks or so.

6. Faux Hawk + Perm

While a faux hawk can be created with straight hair, the natural volume, fullness, and bounce of curls naturally work well with the hairstyle. A faux hawk perm is a more wearable version of the classic faux hawk; instead of shaving or fading the side sections, your stylist will leave them short and straight. After perming the center section, use plenty of styling products to build the volume and create the faux hawk shape.

7. Bleach Hair + Perm

There’s nothing cooler than blond curls, especially in summer. However, if you’re looking to make the change, you’ll need to set aside some extra time. Because both bleaching and perming are chemical processes, your stylist will need to space the treatments apart to avoid damaging your hair.

8. Hard Part + Perm

Guys who want a super modern and eye-catching haircut should consider a hard part with a perm. As in perm-with-fade haircuts, the style is all about contrast. Your stylist will shave along your side parting while leaving the top section curly and full. The result looks unusual and asymmetrical, but with a stylish twist.

9. Long Hair + Perm