Dawn recently posted this question on my Facebook page: My daughter (7 1/2) wants a perm with loose curl/waves. What are your thoughts on kids and perms?
Great question, Dawn. I have to prefice my advice with a little first hand experience. I had my first perm when I was five years old, and as a child of the 80's and 90's I experienced many in my lifetime. So my experience comes from a breadth of knowledge from my own hair's perms to learning about perms in beauty school and continued education classes to the perms I've given other people over the years.
I've gathered all my thoughts and advice on kids and perms here. Enjoy!