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Hairstyle and types of hairstyle

Afro

noun

a hairstyle with a lot of tight curls in a big round shape

bangs

noun

a fringe in your hair

beehive

noun

a hairstyle for women in which the hair is held upright in a tall round shape, popular especially in the 1960s

bob

noun

a woman’s hairstyle in which the hair is cut short to an even length at the level of the chin or neck

bobbed

adjective

bobbed hair is cut short to an even length at the level of the chin or neck

braid

noun

a plait of hair

bun

noun

a hairstyle in which a woman’s hair is tied in a tight round ball at the back of or on top of her head

bunches

noun

a girl’s or woman’s hairstyle in which the hair is tied together in two parts on either side of her head

buzz cut

noun

a hairstyle in which hair is cut very short using electric clippers

chignon

noun

a woman’s hairstyle in which long hair is tied in a loose ball at the back of the head

close

adjective

a close haircut or shave is very short and almost to the level of the skin

coiffure

noun

a person’s hairstyle, usually a special one

crew cut

noun

a very short hairstyle for men

crop

noun

a very short hairstyle

cut

noun

the way in which someone’s hair has been cut

do

noun

a hairstyle

dreadlocks

noun

twisted lengths of hair that hang down to someone’s shoulders, worn especially by Rastafarians

flattop

noun

a hair style in which your hair is cut short and flat on the top

fringe

noun

short hair that hangs down over your forehead. The American word is bangs

haircut

noun

the style that your hair has been cut in

hairdo

noun

a hairstyle, especially for a woman

hairstyle

noun

the shape that your hair has been cut or arranged into

knot

noun

a woman’s hairstyle with the hair tied into a round shape

mohawk

noun

a mohican

mohican

noun

a hairstyle in which the hair on both sides of the head is cut off, leaving a line of hair in the middle that sticks straight up

mullet

noun

a style of hair that is long at the back and short at the front and sides

number one

noun

a hairstyle for men that is slightly shorter than a number two

number two

noun

a hairstyle for men in which the hair is cut very short all over using a piece of electrical equipment called hair clippers. A number one is slightly shorter than a number two.

pageboy

noun

a fairly short hairstyle for women in which the ends of the hair are turned under

pigtail

noun

a length of hair formed by twisting three separate lengths of hair over each other, worn either behind or at the sides of the head

pigtail

noun

a hairstyle in which the hair is tied at each side of the head and hangs loose

plait

noun

a length of hair formed by twisting three separate lengths over each other, worn especially by women and girls. The usual American word is braid

ponytail

noun

long hair that is tied at the back of the head and hangs down

pudding basin

noun

a pudding basin hairstyle looks as though someone has put a bowl on their head and cut round it

short back and sides

noun

a haircut that is very short on the sides and the back of the head

tonsure

noun

the top part of the head of a monk (=a member of a religious group of men) where the hair has been removed by shaving

topknot

noun

a hairstyle in which long hair is tied in a tight round ball on top of your head

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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old and no longer in good condition

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a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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