How to get a Merm (Man Perm)
Monday 27 June 2016
Charlotte Clarke

Step aside man buns and man braids, the man-perm (merm) is set to be the next big hair trend to hit the styling scene for 2016.

Inspired by the hair do of Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington, better know as the Jon Snow, it’s time to play up the volume and get curly. 

Man perms, of course, aren't anything new. Japanese and Korean people, who have been at the forefront of men's grooming, have been flocking to salons to get their naturally straight hair permanently curled. With more and more men opting for Jon Snow curls, count these waves as the hottest grooming trend for the summer.  

For those who have taken taken the curly plunge for the first time, here are some tips for the newly coiffed chaps:

Don't wash your hair the next day

In case you weren't listening to your stylist, steer clear of shampooing your new hairdo for at least 24 hours. The chemicals that transform your silky straight tresses into bouncy curls will be negated if you lather up.

Less heat

Using hot tools will reduce how long your perm lasts. If you need to blow-dry, flick on the cooler settings. (And maybe try picking less fights with Khaleesi and her fire-breathing dragons.)

More conditioner

If your hair's feeling fried post-perm, conditioner and deep oil treatments can restore some much need moisture.

Don't get the Timberlake

It's over, it's done. Have some respect for the dead.


And if you fancy just having the look for the day, try  Fish Platinum FishShape Texturising Cream for a plump and texture loving hairstyle with lots of bounce, run your hands through your hair, lifting from the roots to boost volume. Follow with the SuperFish FishSticks Fixing Hairspray to lock down and keep your curls in check. 


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