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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D

Dark Hair

Hair that is not pale coloured. Depth of hair colour.
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  Dark Hair

Dermis

Second layer of skin.

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  Dermis

E

Effleurage

A stroking movement. Usually carried out at the start of shampooing.

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  Effleurage

Elasticity

Stretch of the hair.

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  Elasticity

Epidermis

Top layer of the skin.

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  Epidermis

F

Foil

FoilUsed during highlighting sections of hair.

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  Foil

Fragilitas Crinium

split ends due to physical/ chemical damage

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  Fragilitas Crinium

Friction

(A quick movement) An action to encourage blood supply.

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  Friction

G

Gel

GelUsed to hold hair in place. Makes hair stiff.

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  Gel

Ginger

A term used to refer to people with red coloured hair.

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  Ginger


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