It was all the rage in the late 70’s.
My friends mom did my Toni home perm. My hair was pretty long so it took hours for her to put all of those little rollers in. Then I had to sit there while the chemicals did their work and it stunk so bad.
I remember that you weren’t supposed to wash your hair for 3 days to allow the curls to set and I followed the rules.
When I finally did wash it, I blow dried it. Nobody told me I shouldn’t blow dry it!
It exploded! I looked like Roseanne Roseannadanna!
Needless to say – that was my first AND LAST perm!