Hair and Beauty Glossary


This is a glossary of terms for hair and beauty to aid the D/deaf. Select the term you are interested in and click on the word video to open it full screen or press the play button on the embedded video clip. 


The signs used in these clips are known and used by the learners at Vision West Nottinghamshire College. 


They are intended to be used solely as a resource and do not necessarily represent definitive BSL signs.


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A

Alopecia

Baldness.

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  Alopecia

Arrector Pili Muscle

helps keep the body temperature (hair stands on end)

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  Arrector Pili Muscle

B

Base Colour

A colour product for hair.

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  Base Colour

Black

A colour.

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  Black

Block

A dummy head (hair block) used for practising cuts, styles and techniques.

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  Block

Blonde

A colour, a light grayish yellow.

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  Blonde

Bond

A link or joining. One item bonds to another.

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  Bond

Brown

A colour.

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  Brown

Brush

BrushesAn implement that has 'bristles' firmly set into a handle, used for grooming the hair.

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  Brush

Brush Applicator

A brush - usually small, for applying products.

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  Brush Applicator


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