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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C

Chair

An item for sitting on.

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  Chair

Clip

ClipsA device for holding the hair in sections.

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  Clip

Comb

CombsA device used for disentangling hair. Usually flat with pointed teeth on one edge.

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  Comb

Conditioner

A product that makes hair soft, rebuilds hair, closes down cuticles.conditioner

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  Conditioner

Cortex

A hair layer under cuticle has pigment and bonds.

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  Cortex

Cuticle

The outside layer of hair overlap like tiles on a roof.

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  Cuticle

Cutting

The act of shortening by chopping off the ends. An activity often carried out with scissors.

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  Cutting

D

Damaged Hair

Hair that has had something happen to it to cause a defect.

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  Damaged Hair

Dandruff

Flaky scalp. 

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  Dandruff

Dark

Depth of hair colour.

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  Dark


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