On the perm front, my middle daughter decided to wait on the perm, cutting about 2-3 inches off and doing a front taper, letting the older daughter wallow in her "perm glory". Actually, it IS pretty cute, which I never doubted. She had some layers cut into it, leaving it long enough to catch in a pony and the front tapered from the "bangs". Yeah!
So, we had big fluffy waves. I won't say what it cost me, beyond...OUCH! Still, we didn't have arguments over who was getting what. We had support for one another. Wonders do in fact, never cease.