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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Hair that is not pale coloured. Depth of hair colour.
Second layer of skin.
A stroking movement. Usually carried out at the start of
Stretch of the hair.
Top layer of the skin.
during highlighting sections of hair.
split ends due to physical/ chemical damage
(A quick movement) An action to encourage blood supply.
hold hair in place. Makes hair stiff.
A term used to refer to people with red coloured hair.