Modern Perms

Modern Perms Taunton Somerset Hair Salon

Embracing the Perm Revolution:
A Stylist's Perspective

As the director and founder of Combers Inside Out Hairdressing salon in Taunton, Somerset, I've witnessed first hand the evolving landscape of hair trends and the resurgence of the perm.

The Importance of Experience

In an industry where innovation and adaptation are paramount, it's crucial to embrace change while honouring the rich history behind each technique. With the perm making a triumphant return, it's imperative to address misconceptions and illuminate the transformative power of this timeless service.

The Perm Resurgence  

Firstly, it's essential to acknowledge the hesitancy some may feel when considering a perm, especially if their current salon lacks direct experience in performing the service. At Combers, we pride ourselves on our extensive perming expertise, spanning over four decades.

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Changing stylist, especially if you have been loyal for many years can be scary for some, but for this service you may have to not only consider this but consider going to a new salon. Our seasoned stylists have cultivated their skills during an era where curls reigned supreme. We understand the nuances of perming and are dedicated to delivering exceptional results tailored to each client's unique vision.


In today's fast-paced world, where trends come and go in the blink of an eye, the perm has experienced a renaissance driven by a generation unaccustomed to its allure.

Diversity in Perming

This resurgence transcends gender norms, with an increasing number of men and boys seeking perms to add texture and dimension to their locks. From classic curls to modern interpretations, the perm offers endless possibilities for self-expression.

Navigating the Perm Process

However, navigating the realm of perming requires careful consideration and consultation. With the removal of perming from the government syllabus for hairdressing education in the UK, many young stylists lack the comprehensive training necessary to specialise in this art form.

Prioritising Hair Health

Prior to embarking on a perm journey, it's paramount to prioritise the health and condition of your hair. Pre-treatment and consultations are essential steps in ensuring a safe and successful outcome.

Collaborative Approach

At Combers, we advocate for open communication and encourage clients to articulate their desired look through visual references. By fostering a collaborative environment, we empower individuals to embrace change with confidence.

Celebrating Perm History

Reflecting on the illustrious history of the perm, it's remarkable to consider its enduring legacy since Karl Ludwig Nessler's ground breaking demonstration in 1906.

For readers interested in delving deeper into the evolution of this iconic hairstyle, I invite you to explore The History and Rebirth of the Perm.

In conclusion, the perm represents more than just a hairstyle—it's a testament to the enduring allure of beauty transformations. As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of fashion, let us embrace the perm revolution with open arms, celebrating its timeless elegance and transformative potential.

Book a Perm Appointment at our Taunton Salon

Find out more about our expert perming services at Combers and Contact us at 01823 334331 for more information or a free consultation.