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perm in Hair & beauty topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpermperm1 /pɜːm $ pɜːrm/ noun [countable]  DCBa process in which you make straight hair curly by using chemicals, or hair that has been treated in this way syn permanent American English a very curly perm
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permAnd perms, our straight hair tortured into frizz for the Christmas or Easter gathering and the requisite smiling photograph.Anyway, one day me and my mates were all going to a party so I decided to do a home perm.To top it all I added a red and white ribbon to the crest of my perm.Did you get a new perm?Well a Optaform perm lotion was the applied. 4.To do just that, he used Wella's Optaform perm on Anthea.I have a soft perm every 3 to 4 months.The newest, softest perms add body, waves or bouncy curls.