Hot! Say Yes to a Perm

Perm Over at, my latest story is up — Do This Don't: Get a Perm.

It was this post by Fleur that actually gave me the motivation to go through with it. I'm quite happy I did, though it does require work to maintain. That said, it requires far less work to set my hair and get it to the way I want it! I've actually skipped ponytails for the entire week.



Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. LOL!! I’ve been contemplating getting a perm, but there’s not many places around here that offer them anymore. I may have to go to one of those Lil’ Ol’ Lady shops to get my hair ‘set’. :^)

  2. It’s amazing!!!!!!

  3. I LOVE it Mena! The curls are fantastic!!! I really love curls–they work with every vintage style and it’s fun to style!

  4. Congrats on your perm! I honestly never thought a perm would look that good. And your story made me laugh. :)
    Here in NZ- this ‘get a perm’ ad was a bit of a viral phenomenon….

  5. I thought something looked different in your pictures this week….
    i have spent my whole life fighting my natural curls, so i never understood why people do this, but… you look adorable. it suits you.
    and curly haired people are not more confident.

  6. I have thought about it too! I wore the stick straight flat ironed look for years but now want curls! I found some great old vintage rollers but it’s so much work!