This Korean Lady Chooses This Salon for Her First Perm in Singapore

Published on Dec 11, 2019

In recent years, we've been seeing more and more Korean ladies working in Singapore. Most of the time, they would head back to Korea to get their hair done but for those who are keen to do their hair in Singapore, can you guess which salon they choose to go to?

Read on to find out as we follow Agent M on her first perm in Singapore!

Agent M's First Perm in Singapore


Hi! I’m Agent M. I'm from Korea but has been living in Singapore for quite some time now. I usually go to salons in Korea as I go back quite regularly but recently, my hair has been getting a little too unmanageable for me. 

Korean Getting First Perm in Singapore at Pro Trim

My previous perm has gone away and the humidity in Singapore is making my hair really dry and damaged. 

So when I came across Pro Trim @ Jurong East JEM and found that they have a number of Korean stylists here, I couldn't help but book an appointment for a perm.

Step 1: Consultation


The stylist who attended to me was Teddy. 

Hair Consultation at Pro Trim Korean Hair Salon

Friendly, laidback and fun-loving, I found it very easy to talk to him.

He asked me about my hair concerns and what I did in the past before suggesting a specific type of perm for me. 

Then the perm began.

Step 2: Trim


Teddy started by giving my hair a trim to get rid of the dry hair ends.

Haircut at Pro Trim

He also reshaped my hair a little to create the necessary layers for the perm. 

Step 3: Application of perm lotion


Next, he applied perm lotion to my hair, 

Application of Perm Lotion at Pro Trim

concentrating on the ends. This would loosen my hair structure to make it malleable in order to perm it.

Application of Perm Lotion at Pro Trim
Application of Perm Lotion at Pro Trim

After my hair was coated in the perm lotion,

Application of Perm Lotion at Pro Trim

he heated up the hair to speed up the process.

Application of Perm Lotion at Pro Trim

When the timer rang, he removed the heater and checked the condition of my hair. 

Application of Perm Lotion at Pro Trim

Luckily, my hair was looking good, so we could move onto the next step.

Step 4: Use of rollers


After washing the lotion off, the assistant blew my hair dry.

Curling Process at Pro Trim

Teddy then came back to wrapped the hair ends with cotton

Curling Process at Pro Trim

then used medium sized rollers to curl my hair.

Curling Process at Pro Trim

Section by section, my hair started getting rolled up.

Curling Process at Pro Trim

And when it was all done, the rollers were connected to a heating device.

Curling Process at Pro Trim
Curling Process at Pro Trim

Step 5: Application of setting lotion


After about 20 minutes, the rollers were removed to reveal very curly hair. 

Curling Process at Pro Trim

I was not in the least worried as this isn't my first perm. 

Setting Perm with Flat Iron at Pro Trim

To make the perm look more natural though, Teddy used a flat iron to straighten the curls near the roots.

Setting Perm with Flat Iron at Pro Trim

Once that was done, the setting lotion was applied to my hair.

Setting Perm with Flat Iron at Pro Trim

This locks the hair bonds in place to make sure the curls will stay!

Setting Perm with Flat Iron at Pro Trim

He also added some additional rollers to my roots for extra volume.

Setting Perm with Flat Iron at Pro Trim

And that’s it!

How I Look After Getting First Perm in Singapore at Pro Trim Korean Hair Salon
How I Look After Getting First Perm in Singapore at Pro Trim Korean Hair Salon

Despite how damaged my hair was, Teddy managed to give it quite a bit of volume without making it more damaged. 

Instead, the perm contoured my face and freshened up my entire look.  

How I Look After Getting First Perm in Singapore at Pro Trim Korean Hair Salon

Thank you Teddy for the gorgeous perm!

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