root perm

/ˈrut pɜm/ (say 'rooht perm)

noun
a perm in which only the hair near the roots is curled, the rest of the hair being protected with some material, as plastic wrap, plastic-coated paper, etc., the aim either being to create a particular hairstyle effect or to protect hair that has already been permed.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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