13 Gorgeous Korean Perms for Women (2024)

Want to try a new look but don’t know where to get started?

Here are some Korean perms for women to inspire you!

Linguasia 13 Korean Perms for Women

Korean perms focus on creating soft, wavy, texture, volume, and movement in hair. They come in a variety of types to suit you.

Women’s perms feature soft and natural waves or curls. The goal is to achieve a feminine look that adds dimension to hair while looking effortless.

There are two main types of Korean perms for women, hot and cold.

You can choose from straight or fine hair loose waves, beachy curls, and more defined curls to complement your hair type and facial features.

They’re also low maintenance, making them a practical choice for those with busy lifestyles.

All you need to maintain permed hair is curling cream and a hair dryer.

For more about Korean perms, check out the article below!

Korean perms for women

Most of these perms are considered Wave Perms that work for a variety of hair lengths. I’ve also added some options for straight hair.

1. Glam Perm

Son Ye-jin with Glam Perm
Actress Son Ye-jin with Glam Perm

Glam Perm is a very thick S-curl perm that’s usually done on long layered hair.

It’s a popular style all year round and is great for creating a soft, warm and classic mood.

The out curls help exude feminine and attractive charm.

2. C Curl Perm

Han So-hee with C Curl Perm
Actress Han So-hee with C Curl Perm

The long-hair C Curl Perm volumizes the ends of straightened hair with a c-shaped curve.

It adds natural and neat sophistication to hairstyles that might otherwise look plain.

3. Build Perm

Kyung Soo-jin with Build Perm
Actress Kyung Soo-jin with Build Perm

Build Perm features layered medium hair with side bangs. It’s perfect for people with shoulder length haircuts.

Since it’s a perm mixed with natural C and S curls, Build Perm is recommended for those who think C curls are too flat and S curls are too hard to manage.

4. Jelly Perm

Jennie with Jelly Perm
Jennie with Jelly Perm

Jelly Perm is a type of hippie perm.

This style is full of volume with curls starting from the roots, and has more natural and loose curls than hippie perms.

Jelly Perm is an attractive style that adds a feminine, yet innocent and lovely mood.

5. Cloud Perm

Jang Won-young with Cloud Perm
A member of IVE, Wonyoung with Cloud Perm

With voluminous waves that resemble fluffy clouds, Cloud Perm can be paired with side bangs for added texture and elegance.

This perm is great for showing innocence and beauty at the same time.

6. Rain Perm

Kim Yoo-jung with Rain Perm
Actress Kim Yoo-jung with Rain Perm

Rain Perm refers to a hairstyle with loose wavy curls, as if rain is falling from the scalp to the tips.

It has more flowing, natural waves than Jelly Perms, creating a more gorgeous and lovely mood.

Since Rain Perms have a frizzy feel, you can just pat dry it with a towel.

7. Hush Perm

Taeyeon with Hush Perm
Singer Taeyeon with Hush Perm

Hush Perm refers to a layered hush haircut with C curls added for volume.

This perm is great for creating a chic, trendy and stylish mood.

8. Lovely Perm

Shin Se-kyung with Lovely Perm
Actress Shin Se-kyung with Lovely Perm

Lovely Perm refers to an S-curl perm style that’s obviously lovely, and popular among women with long hair.

The curls are very thick, creating an elegant vibe like a Disney princess. It’s a long hair perm that best suits the fall/winter with styling for maximum loveliness!

9. Bonnie Perm

Han Ye-seul with Bonnie Perm
Actress Han Ye-seul with Bonnie Perm

Bonnie Perm refers to a C-curl perm, tailored for bob hairstyles of short to medium length.

This style with extra volume imparts a youthful and charming appearance.

10. Mods Perm

Park Shin-hye with Mods Perm
Actress Park Shin-hye with Mods Perm

Mods Perm is a short bob S curl perm mixed with C curls.

It’s very similar to a Bonnie Perm, but has S curls instead.

Mods Perm will make everyone notice you like you’re having a red carpet moment!

11. Hippie Perm

Yuqi with Hippie Perm
A member of (G)I-DLE, Yuqi with Hippie Perm

The Hippie Perm gives off a fun and distinct vibe with tightly-coiled curls.

When done right, it can be both cute and sexy.

12. Magic Perm

NewJeans Minji with Sleek Perm
NewJeans Minji with Sleek Perm

When you ask for a Magic Perm, it means “straight perm”. It eliminates frizz, leaving behind luxuriously smooth strands you’d see in shampoo commercials.

The process involves the application of chemicals and meticulous straightening with a flat iron to achieve the desired effect. However, the tradeoff is a loss of volume.

Many women opt for alternatives like Volume Magic or Magic Setting Perms. These variations offer a smooth texture coupled with a touch of volume and curls, striking a balance between sleekness and body.

Sleek Perm, which is a straightening magic perm on a sleek haircut, has become trendy because of NewJeans.

13. Grace Perm

Lim Ji-yeon with Grace Perm
Actress Lim Ji-yeon with Grace Perm on The Glory

Grace Perm, also known as the “goddess hairstyle”, uses S-curls to enhance natural volume, making it well-suited for long hair.

This style exudes a natural feminine vibe. While this perm works year-round, it’s especially nice during autumn and winter, for that distinct fall/winter mood.


Where can I get a Korean perm in the USA?

Korean perms are popular all over the world. You can always find a salon that does them near any major population center in the USA.

Epris Korean Hair Studio

10026 Orange Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States

Sono Felice by Christine

928 S Western Ave #323, Los Angeles, CA 90006, United States

Atelier by Tiffany

400 S Western Ave #201, Los Angeles, CA 90020, United States

Maison de MI Salon

333 5th Ave 2nd floor, New York, NY 10016, United States

시승희 미용실

149-48 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355, United States


11 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001, United States

Miracle Hair Salon

3705 Old Norcross Rd, Duluth, GA 30096, United States

H St. Hair

407 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States

Hair Salon K

4209 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, United States

Nayoung Hair at salon D

13615 Inwood Rd #160, Dallas, TX 75244, United States

Salon Yangmi

9620 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714, United States

Did we miss anything?

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