Root-lift perming video tutorial

With Charmaine Piche
Duration9 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


A root-lift perm wind provides volume to flat or fine hair and is performed using large rollers that are wound at the root only, in isolated areas. Charmain Piche, a freelance technical educator and salon owner, guides you through how to wind the root-lift perm in this intermediate MHD perming tutorial. The final result is volume to support a short asymmetric haircut with longer disconnected length for added movement.

Members can also download our Root-lift Perming step by step guide and head sheet diagram.

Technical skills

  • Barrier cream
  • Brickwork
  • Disconnected
  • Manufacturer's instructions
  • Movement
  • Neutraliser
  • Perm lotion
  • Protective clothing
  • Sectioning
  • Tension
  • Volume
  • pH balance


Contributor: Charmaine Piche
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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