How to wind a spiral perm

With Charmaine Piche
Duration30 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


A spiral perm wind creates curls that fall in a spiral-like shape and produces the coveted corkscrew curl look of naturally curly hair. In this step-by-step video tutorial, you will learn the basics of a spiral perm wind with technical educator and salon owner Charmain Piche. The tutorial also explores the pre-service considerations that perming technicians take into account to achieve a client's desired outcome.

Members can also download our Spiral Perm step by step guide and head sheet diagram.

Technical skills

  • Bendies
  • Chopsticks
  • Corkscrew curls
  • Manufacturer's instructions
  • Neutraliser
  • Perm lotion
  • Protective clothing
  • Sectioning
  • Spiral rods
  • Spiral winding
  • Tension
  • Traditional rods
  • pH balance


Contributor: Charmaine Piche
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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