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Hairdressers and hairdressing

backcomb

verb

to tease your hair

barbershop

noun

a place where men go to get their hair cut. The British word is barber’s.

blow-dry

verb

to dry your hair with a blow dryer

braid

verb

to put someone’s hair into braids. The usual British word is plait.

comb

noun

the process of making your hair neat with a comb

comb

verb

to make your hair neat with a comb

comb out

to use a comb to make your hair smooth or straight

condition

verb

to make your hair or skin feel smoother, softer, and more healthy by putting a substance on it

cornrow

verb

to arrange hair in a style consisting of many rows of small tight braids close to the head. These rows are called cornrows.

crimp

noun

a shape like a small fold in your hair, made using heat from a special tool

crop

verb

to cut someone’s hair very short

cut

noun

the act of cutting someone’s hair

do up

to tie or arrange your hair in a particular way

dye

verb

to change the color of something such as clothing or your hair using dye

fix

verb

to arrange your hair or clothing so that you look nicer

gel

verb

to put hair gel onto your hair

haircut

noun

an act of cutting someone’s hair

highlight

verb

to make parts of your hair a lighter color by putting a chemical substance on them

layer

verb

to cut someone’s hair in different lengths so that it forms layers that lie over one another

part

noun

a line on your head that you make by brushing or combing your hair in two different directions. The British word is parting.

part

verb

to make a line on your head by brushing or combing your hair in two different directions

parting

noun

a part in your hair

perm

noun

a chemical hair treatment that makes straight hair curly

perm

verb

to use chemicals to make straight hair stay curly

permanent

noun

a perm

permanent wave

noun

a perm

pile

verb

if a woman’s hair is piled up, it is fastened to the top of her head rather than hanging down

plait

verb

to braid hair, rope, wool, etc.

relax

verb

to make curly hair straight using chemicals

salon

noun

a place where you can have your hair cut and styled

scrunch-dry

verb

to dry your hair with an electric dryer while squeezing parts of it with your hand to make it thick and curly

set

verb

to arrange wet hair in a particular style so that it keeps that style when it becomes dry

set

noun

the process of arranging wet hair in a particular style so that it keeps that style when it becomes dry

shampoo

noun

an act of washing something using shampoo, especially your hair

shampoo

verb

to wash your hair or to clean something using shampoo

slick

verb

to make something, especially hair, flat and shiny by putting water or oil on it

streaks

noun

lines of a lighter color that you put in your hair

streak

verb

to put lines of lighter color in your hair

sweep back

to put your hair into a style that keeps it away from your face

tease

verb

to make your hair look thicker by holding the end of it and moving a comb down through it toward your head

tint

verb

to change the color of someone’s hair

tonsorial

adjective

relating to the job or activity of cutting people’s hair

tousle

verb

to make someone’s hair look messy

trim

verb

to cut something such as hair so that it looks neat

trim

noun

the act of trimming something, especially hair

hairdressing

noun

do your hair/nails etc.

to arrange your hair/paint your fingernails etc.

dress someone’s hair

to make someone’s hair look especially attractive by arranging it in a style and putting decorations in it

sleek something down/back etc.

to make something such as hair smooth and shiny

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