I've been working on my barbershop/salon all day. And I've got great news! The Gabrieleen Silver Queen permanent wave machine works! I added the last two plugs (comes with 4 clamps) today. All the clamps have been tested and all are very hot to the touch -- okay, some so hot that you don't want to touch. Now I can email the stylist and try to set up a shoot for early October. (I'm booked up with shoots and other things this month already).
Also, by testing it out (and from reading the manual of the Helene Curtis Empress perm machine), I found out what all three switches do. Very cool.
I already have at least three models who want to do a video with a perm machine. So my focus for awhile will be perm machine perms. Of course, if a woman wrote to me about wanting to shave her head for a video, I wouldn't turn her down. :D