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perm

noun [C]
 
 
/pɜːm/
the use of chemicals on someone's hair to make it have curls for several months, or the hairstyle that is made in this way: I'm thinking of having a perm.Care for the hairHairstyles
perm verb [T]
Translations of “perm”
in Arabic تَجْعيد الشَّعْر كيميائيًا…
in Korean 파마…
in Malaysian keriting…
in French permanente…
in Turkish perma, permalı saçlar…
in Italian permanente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燙髮,捲髮…
in Russian химическая завивка…
in Polish trwała…
in Vietnamese quăn…
in Spanish permanente…
in Portuguese permanente…
in Thai การดัดผม…
in German die Dauerwelle…
in Catalan permanent…
in Japanese (髪の)パーマをかけること…
in Indonesian keriting permanen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烫发,卷发…
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