There were moments during adolescence in which you felt like you were plummeting from the ugly tree — and hitting every branch on the way down. Braces (ow). Baby fat (oof). That poodle-perm (yeesh).
So you’ll be understandably skeptical of the digital perm, a hot new Japanese treatment at the U-District’s Ten Pachi salon. That is, until you see the totally grown-up curls it creates.
The digital perm uses chemicals similar to those used in Japanese straightening treatments to give you big, bouncy waves. Hair is wrapped around large, electric rods which are connected to a Weird Science-like machine via cables then heated.
The end result is gorgeous, shiny, hot roller-like waves that are bound to turn a few heads.
Ten Pachi Modern Salon + Store, 5611 University Way Northeast (206-985-1010 or tenpachi.com).