Perming and Relaxing Hair

Learn about chemical treatments for hair

MHD’s collection of perming and relaxing hair training videos demonstrates a variety of chemical treatments for adding texture to, or smoothing the hair. The video tutorials cover all popular perm wind patterns and chemical applications, as well as popular smoothing or relaxing techniques such as a Keratin smoothing application, which is similar to a Brazilian blowdry. Hairdressing experts including Tracy Hayes, Michelle Thompson and Tracey Robinson, Charmaine Piche and Nathan Walker demonstrate step-by-step tutorials of the major techniques on a variety of textures, from type 1 to type 4 hair. We recommend that assistants and trainees watch and practice the perm winds particularly as these techniques also help to strengthen the fingers, which is essential for all hairdressers!

9 training videos

Perm Story Part 1 - How to Perm Hair

Perm Story Part 1 - How to Perm Hair

32 minutes

This 3 part lecture series explores a variety of winds, trends and techniques in perming. Part 1 examines the aspects of consultation, suitability and single wind perms including basic, brickwork, spiral, directional and root lift.

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Perm Story Part 2 - How to Perm Hair

Perm Story Part 2 - How to Perm Hair

33 minutes

Part two of our perm series explores two double wind techniques, the Piggyback and Hopscotch perms.


Perm Story Part 3 - How to Perm Hair

Perm Story Part 3 - How to Perm Hair

28 minutes

In part three of our perm story Charmaine Piche demonstrates a weave perm and gives pointers on perm solutions, saturation and neutralising.


Chemical rearranger on type 4 hair

How To Do A Chemical Rearranger Service

31 minutes

Michelle Thompson and Tracey Robinson demonstrate a chemical rearranger service on Type 4 hair, changing the hair structure from a 4a coil with an irregular curl pattern to a 3b curl with a regular curl pattern


Brickwork Perm Wind hairdressing training video

How To Do A Brickwork Perm Wind

11 minutes

Tracy Hayes head block styling tutorial covers the basic brickwork perm wind