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  • n. Plural form of perm.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of perm.

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  • Not sure about 'perms' as I've never had one, but for haircuts and dye jobs and other things that I've seen friends get done there, the students have done a good job.

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  • Hot oil hair treatments or chemicals used in permanents (also called "perms") may cause inflammation (swelling) of the hair follicle, which can result in scarring and hair loss.

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  • Liao Pan/Color China Photos via Zuma Press Ms. Peng, shown here at a party event in Beijing in March 2011, appears to have toned down her image in recent public appearances, often sporting a military uniform and a matronly hairdo, rather than the silk ball gowns, heavy makeup and big perms she used to favor.

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  • Ms. Peng already appears to have toned down her image in recent public appearances, often sporting a military uniform and a matronly hairdo, rather than the silk ball gowns, heavy makeup and big perms she used to favor.

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  • Bundles notes that she "did not invent the straightening comb or chemical perms," to correct the common misconception.

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  • Not for them the calico dresses and Laura Ingalls Wilder accoutrements, nor are they afflicted with the strange home perms that hold the God-fearing Duggar girls in sway.

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  • Also, with scenes drenched in purple and green neon, and fashion that involves light perms and rolled-up jacket sleeves, it's the most 1980s movie ever.

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  • I view perms as hair management tools, just like white women use gels and mousses to manage their hair.

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  • I did the big triangle-head perms back in the 80s too because everyone else was.

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  • Truvy is a kind hearted, church-going woman who takes pity on the shy Annelle (Daryl Hannah) and hires her as her “glamour technician.” Dolly is remarkably believable as she styles the ladies of Chinquapin and dispensing pearls of wisdom (“Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face”) along with her perms.

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