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Going to the hairdresser's (engVid)

Going to the hairdresser's
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Going to get a haircut?... Learn expressions and vocabulary to use at the hair salon or barbershop. What is the difference between a barbershop and a hair salon, anyway? What are dreads, braids, ponytails, up-dos, and pigtails? What is dandruff? How do I ask to get my hair cut?


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Item Match Pronunciation Comments
antidandruff shampoo a shampoo that prevents or treats dandruff /Šntɪ'dŠndrəf ʃŠm'pu:/
bangs a fringe of hair cut short and straight across the forehead /bŠŋz/ bangs: AmE
fringe: BrE
barber men's hairdresser /'bɑ:bər/
barbershop men's hairdressing salon /'bɑ:bəʃɒp/
bleached whiter or lighter in color, as by a chemical agent /bli:tʃt/
braid (AmE) plait; a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair /breɪd/ braid: AmE
plait: BrE
bun A tight roll of hair worn at the back or top of the head /bʌn/
coloured possessing color /'kʌləd/
curled having curls or waves /kɜ:rld/
dandruff white scales of skin in your hair /'dŠndrəf/
dreadlocks a hair style, especially among Rastafarians, in which the hair is worn in long, ropelike locks. /'dredlɒks/ dreads (informal)
dry hair dry hair occurs when your hair does not receive enough moisture /draɪ heər/
dyed artificially colored; tinted with dye /daɪd/
ends extremities of hair /ends/
flat hair when your hair has no volume /flŠt heər/
hair extentions artificial hair integrations /heər ɪks'tenʃənz/ Hair extentions are methods of lengthening one's hair by incorporating artificial hair or natural hair collected from other individuals.
hair salon (AmE) hairdresser's (BrE) /heər sŠlɒn/
haircut the style in which the hair is cut and worn /'heərkʌt/
hairdo hairstyle /'heədu:/
hairdresser a person who cuts/styles your hair /'heər dresər/
hairstyle a style of cutting, arranging, or combing the hair /'heər'staɪl/
layered a hairstyle that gives the illusion of length (long hair) and volume (short hair) /'leɪərd/
oily hair greasy hair /'ɔɪlɪ heər/
part the dividing line formed in separating the hair of the head when combing it /pɑ:t/
permed curled or waved hairstyle; styled with permanent waves /pɜ:rmd/ Colloquial, abbreviation
pigtail a braid of hair hanging down the back of the head /'pɪgteɪl/ pigtails: two bunches of hair gathered and fastened on either side of the head, in braids or hanging freely.
plait (BrE) a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair /plŠt/ plait: BrE
braid: AmE
ringlet a lock of hair hanging down in a spiral curl /'rɪŋlɪt/
split ends broken tip of a hair; the end of a hair that has split in two /splɪt ends/
straightened no curled /'streɪtənd/
streaked marked with or as if with stripes or linear discolorations; coloured highlight /stri:kt/
styled (hair) shaped in a particular way /staɪld/
updo an upswept hairdo /'ʌpdu/
Total number of items: 33

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